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Tired workers ‘like drunk drivers’

Tired workers are as impaired as drunk drivers and are a danger to themselves and others, according to a new government inquiry. The federal investigation into sleep health in the workplace found shifts affecting regular sleep are dangerous and costly to the economy, making employees less productive and at greater risk of accidents, injuries and… Read More »

Improper removal of personal protective equipment contaminates healthcare workers

More than one-third of healthcare workers were contaminated with multi-drug resistant organisms, or MDRO, after caring for patients colonized or infected with the bacteria, according to a study in Infection Control and Hospital Epidemiology, the journal of the Society for Healthcare Epidemiology of America. The study found that 39 percent of workers made errors in… Read More »