If your employees work long hours and odd shifts, expect more scrutiny into your efforts to keep those workers healthy and safe.
Reason: The U.S. Department of Justice and National Institute of Occupational Safety and Health wrapped up a first-of-its-kind conference April 30 on the link between long working hours and employees' safety and health problems. The new attention to the issue could prompt more government action, especially into regulated areas, such as drivers' work hours.
Tip: If a drowsy employees' driving could be impaired because of an unexpectedly long shift, consider providing transportation home. A recent court case said your company can be held liable for commuting accidents if employees show their job contributed to the accident. (See 5/19/03 issue.)
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