Fatigue, Sleep, and the Consequences of Adverse Work Schedules

Recorded on July 15, 2020

With the Southern California NIOSH Education and Research Center

Fatigue, Sleep, and the Consequences of Adverse Work Schedules

About the Webinar:

Adverse work schedules can compromise sleep, leading to fatigue that results in decreased capabilities and increased risk of injury, errors, and vehicle crashes. In this webinar we will explore the factors that constitute an adverse work schedule, what jobs and industries are affected most, the best research on this topic, how to predict the impact of any given work schedule, and what can be done to mitigate the impact of adverse work schedules.

Learning Objectives

  1. Describe the scope of the impact of adverse work scheduling on errors, vehicle crashes, lost productivity, and injuries
  2. Identify the key factors that contribute to an adverse work schedule
  3. Analyze work schedules using an available risk calculator
  4. Apply work scheduling design principles and interventions to reduce injury risk

Instructor: George Brogmus, BSEE, MS-HFE, CPE, PhD Candidate (UCLA)

George Brogmus is the Technical Director of Science & Technology with Liberty Mutual’s Risk Control Services, responsible for establishing and coordinating research and development partnerships with Universities and technology innovators. He is responsible for Liberty’s Workplace Safety Index annual publication. He conducts safety research, writes peer-reviewed articles, and develops consulting tools and resources in the areas of back pain reduction, the aging workforce, upper extremity musculoskeletal disorders, same-level falls, and work scheduling and injury risk. George leads the development of the Liberty Mutual Ergo App and is co-developer of Liberty Mutual’s biomechanical analysis software, VidLiTeC™. He is creator of Liberty Mutual’s SIRE™ (Work Scheduling Impact Risk Estimator) and BIRP™ (Back Injury Rate Prediction) and co-inventor of Liberty Mutual’s patented Musculoskeletal Stress Measurement System. He has a BSEE (UCLA), a Masters in Human Factors (USC), and is currently a PhD candidate in Public Health (UCLA). He is a Certified Professional Ergonomist and a registered member of the Chartered Institute of Ergonomics & Human Factors. George teaches graduate Ergonomics and Occupational Safety courses at both UCLA and California State University Northridge and has taught UCLA’s monthly Ergonomics webinar since 2008 through UCLA’s NIOSH-Funded Education and Research Center.

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