Thursday, August 18, 2005

Long work hours: more injuries, illnesses

It's not how hard you work, it's how long you work ...

"A study appearing in the journal Occupational and Environmental Medicine says the injuries and illnesses have nothing to do with how hazardous the job is.

The researchers analyzed the responses of nearly 11,000 people to the annual National Longitudinal Survey of Youth. The survey included questions about employment history, work schedules, and sick leave, covering the period between 1987 and 2000.

In total, 110,236 job records were analyzed and 5,139 work related injuries and illnesses were noted, with more than half occurring in jobs requiring extended working hours or overtime.

After adjusting for age, gender, type of industry and job, employees working overtime were 61 percent more likely to suffer a work related injury or illness than employees who did not work overtime."   continued ...   (Via PhysOrg)

Working Overtime - User Interface Design, Human Computer Interaction (HCI), Ergonomics

You can only work so long.

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