Does more overtime equal less safety? — Business Management Daily: Free Reports on Human Resources, Employment Law, Office Management, Office Communication, Office Technology and Small Business Tax Business Management Daily
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.