Circadian's Director of Research and Development to Address National Conference on Occupational Safety and Health

    LEXINGTON, Mass., April 21 /PRNewswire/ -- Employees working long or
 irregular hours face definite challenges in maintaining a good safety and
 health record.  As an expert in extended hours operations, Todd Dawson,
 Circadian's director of research and development, will address this topic at
 "Long Working Hours, Safety, and Health: Toward a National Research Agenda," a
 national occupational safety and health conference, later this month.
     Mr. Dawson will deliver his address, "Impact on Industry and Labor, and
 Their Responses," at the Conference, which is sponsored by the National
 Institute for Occupational Safety and Health, University of Maryland School of
 Nursing, and the U.S. Department of Justice, and will be held April 29-30,
 2004 at the University of Maryland School of Nursing, in Baltimore.
     Mr. Dawson will present case studies outlining examples of real-world
 cases where long hours have been used, and the guidelines, support structures,
 and countermeasures that were implemented to minimize the impact of the long
 hours.  "It is crucial to realize that working these extended hours makes an
 impact on both the employee and the company," he said.  "Solutions that seek
 to better manage how, when and under what circumstances long hours are worked
 must include both labor and management."
     Editor's note: Mr. Dawson is available for interview.  For more
 information about this event, please visit
 http://nursing.umaryland.edu/longworkhours/index.html.
 
     About Circadian: Circadian is the leading international research and
 consulting firm assisting companies with extended hours operations to improve
 profits by increasing productivity and reducing the increased costs, risks,
 and liabilities of human factors.  Circadian's mission is to empower its
 clients to effectively use extended operations to compete in the global 24/7
 economy.  Extended hours operations encompass all work environments with
 irregular schedules, night and evening shifts, or extended hours, typically
 outside the hours of 7 a.m. and 7 p.m.  Since its incorporation by Dr. Martin
 Moore-Ede in 1983, more than half the Fortune 1000 has benefited by working
 with Circadian.  For more information, visit www.circadian.com
 
     Contact:
      Tracy Maddaloni
      781.676.6924
      tmaddaloni@circadian.com
 
 

SOURCE Circadian

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