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Make that roster work: 8 steps for shift work safety

It has become so common in small to medium-sized businesses that in Westpac Bank’s recent marketing campaign, the big bank stated that many businesses simply wouldn’t operate without some shift work involved.

By Andrew Hobbs

It has become so common in small to medium-sized businesses that in Westpac Bank’s recent marketing campaign, the big bank stated that many businesses simply wouldn’t operate without some shift work involved.

But research shows that regularly working at night can disrupt the body’s circadian rhythm and lead to fatigue, headaches stress and anxiety.

Shift workers are also more likely to experience depression, weight gain, stomach ulcers and other gastrointestinal problems, as well as having an increased risk of high blood pressure and heart disease.

Yet there are ways to minimise the impact of fatigue on your shift workers – through building a fatigue management plan and better managing the staff roster.

8 ways to improve that roster and help your employees to stay fit for work for longer

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