ABOUT SHIFT WORKERS - RISKS & OPTIONS

Shift Workers - Risks & Options is for anyone who interacts with employees who participate in rotational shift work. The learner will gain a basic knowledge of Shift Work and its sleep consequences on the worker. A successful shift program must have a foundation based on the capabilities of the worker in preparing for and then fulfilling their jobs safely at any time of day.

Physical as well as psychological challenges face workers who accept jobs that corrupt or interfere with their healthy sleep patterns and, thus, can adversely affect workplace safety. This course will provide a better     understanding of the problem and present some options to decrease risk exposure.

Learn to define Shift Work and understand the problems it can create. The contribution of sleep and the consequences of its sleep deprivation are reviewed. Learn how Ergonomics fits into Shift Work. Review organizational strategies to cope with Shift Work.

The time frame for completing the online course is 30 days for each participant. 1.5 Contact Hours CE.

COURSE OBJECTIVES

  • Describe strategies for improving your ergonomics and safety program for those who participate in Shiftwork.

  • Relate the definitions, reasons and risks of Shiftwork.

  • Identify the signs and symptoms of sleep deprivation.

  • Explain differences between Sleep Deprivation and Sleep Inertia.

  • Discuss the medical disorders associated with Shiftwork.

  • Produce coping options to workers and employers to minimize the risks from Shiftwork environments.

*CEUs:

This course is currently pre-approved for CEUs by the AOTA, BOC

This and many of our courses are currently or have in the past been pre-approved for continuing education credit by most state PT boards. Other specialities/professional disciplines should be able to submit for individual credit but it is important for you to contact your state licensing board or professional credentialing board for information regarding policies and the amount of continuing education credits allowed for online courses.

Who Should Register

PTs, PTAs, PT Students, OTs, OTAs, OT Students, CHTs, ATs, RNs, NPsCertified Safety Professionals, Risk Managers, Claims Managers, Safety Committee MembersHuman Resources Professionals, Industrial Engineers, Industrial Hygienists, ErgonomistsAthletic Trainers, Chiropractors, Office Furniture Sales and anyone wanting to learn how to decrease risk of onsite employee injury and increase employee productivity and satisfaction.

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REFUND POLICY

Refunds are not available for distance learning courses.

Testimonial

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K.N., EH&S Mgr., CEAS, Whitewater, CO

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Robert Niklewicz, PT, CEAS II, DHSC, CIE

Robert Niklewicz, PT, CEAS II, DHSC, CIE

Bob has lectured and consulted in Ergonomics since 1993. He has also been an Associate Professor at University of California San Francisco, Masters of Physical Therapy Program and an Associate Professor on Professional Ethics and leadership for the DPT program at UCSF. Bob was co-founder of Physical Therapy Services of Rohnert Park where he worked from 1979 until 2006. 

He has provided physical therapy services and ergonomics training to companies including State Farm Insurance Company, Hewlett Packard, Agilent Technologies, JDS Uniphase, Medtronic and the U.S. Coast Guard.

Bob received his certificate as an Orthopedic Physician's Assistant from City College of San Francisco, his Physical Therapy Degree from UCSF, his Master's Degree in Exercise Physiology from Sonoma State University and his Doctorate in Health Science from the University of St. Augustine. He is a member of the American Physical Therapy Association, The American Academy of Orofacial Pain, and the International Association for the Study of Pain.

MODULE 1: BASICS

  • Definitions, reasons and risks for shiftwork
  • Signs and symptoms of sleep deprivation
  • The differences between sleep deprivation and sleep inertia
  • Medical disorders associated with shiftwork
  • Strategies for improving the ergonomics and safety program of the shift workers
  • Coping options for workers and employers to minimize the risks from shiftwork environments