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Does more overtime equal less safety?

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Working excessive overtime increases an employee’s chances of suffering an on-the-job injury, according to a new Yale University study. Employees at five U.S. metal production plants who worked 65 or more hours in a given week were 88% more likely to suffer an injury than co-workers who logged 40 hours. Among the most common injuries: muscle strains, sprained joints, bruises and burns. For tips on reducing the risks, go to
www.cdc.gov/niosh/topics/workschedules.

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