Neurobehavioral, health, and safety consequences associated with shift work in safety-sensitive professions

  title={Neurobehavioral, health, and safety consequences associated with shift work in safety-sensitive professions},
  author={Laura K. Barger and Steven W. Lockley and Shantha M. W. Rajaratnam and Christopher P. Landrigan},
  journal={Current Neurology and Neuroscience Reports},
Almost 15% of the full-time workers in the United States are shift workers. We review the physiologic challenges inherent not only in traditional night or rotating shifts but also in extended-duration shifts and other nonstandard hours. The challenging schedules of those in particularly safety-sensitive professions such as police officers, firefighters, and health care providers are highlighted. Recent findings describing the neurobehavioral, health, and safety outcomes associated with shift… 
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