Harvard School of Public Health
Understand the Productivity and Health Impact of 24/7 Operations
Businesses leverage 24/7 operations to meet the demands of the global market place. Shift work, defined as shifts outside of a typical 9-5 work day, is associated with numerous chronic health conditions. Various industries are challenged with the impact of shift work and fatigue. The consequences include higher health care costs and concerns surrounding excessive sleepiness, safety, and labor productivity. In addition to shift work, many industries require brief transoceanic travel which disrupt circadian rhythms and usual sleep patterns. Armed service members and other federal employees are also subject to rapid deployments in which sustaining or optimizing performance upon arrival to the new destination may have mission critical effects. Shift work and circadian rhythm disruptions affect health, safety and productivity. The 2012 Productivity and Health Management program will expose participants to critical issues affecting industries, employers and workers.
Learn from and interact with scientists and business, public policy and health care leaders
Developed by the Initiative for Productivity and Health Management (IPHM) of Harvard’s Occupational and Environmental Medicine Residency, the 2012 program engages c-suite leaders, policymakers, managers of all levels, and scientists, health care providers, and safety professionals with an intensive two-day seminar, enabling them to interact and learn from a cutting-edge, multi-disciplinary program and faculty.