Interventions mitigating health risks for shift work: Current knowledge and workplace practices
On November 6, 2012, OCRC and the Institute for Work & Health (IWH) held a symposium about workplace practices to mitigate the health effects of shift work. The goal of the symposium was discuss promising interventions for preventing the injuries and illnesses related to shiftwork. Over 100 individuals representing employers, workers, government, research, and the workers’ compensation communities came together in Toronto to share the latest evidence about interventions and to discuss the implications for research and practice.
BackgroundAgendaBiographiesProject overviewShiftwork and health summaryShiftwork interventions summarySummary of breakout session discussions
Shiftwork: An overview of health effects and potential interventionsPaul A. Demers, Director, Occupational Cancer Research Centre, Toronto, Canada
Shiftwork schedulesRobert Whiting, Senior Scientific Advisor, Canadian Centre for Occupational Health and Safety, Hamilton, Canada
Workplace policies and practices to promote work schedule flexibilityKaren Albertsen, Researcher and Psychologist, TeamArbejdsliv (Team Working Life), Copenhagen, Denmark
Controlled exposure to light and darknessDiane Boivin, Founder and Director, Centre for Study and Treatment of Circadian Rhythms, McGill University, Montreal, Canada
Dr. Robert Whiting:
Dr. Karen Albertsen:
Dr. Diane Boivin:
Do M, Ramkissoon A, Berriault C, Villeneuve P, Demers P. Abstract from the 27th Epidemiology in Occupational Health (EPICOH) conference….
Demers PA, Berriault C, Ramkissoon A, Do MT, Lightfoot N, Zeng X, Arrandale VH. Occupational & Environmental Medicine 2019;76(Suppl 1):A1–A109….
Watch Dr. Paul Demers deliver the Institute for Work & Health’s 2018 Alf Nachemson Memorial Lecture.