This is a guest post from Eastern Kentucky's Online Bachelor's in Occupational Safety.
Shift work has become a prominent topic of interest lately, predominantly because of the progressive increase in night shift workers. Currently, there are over 15 million U.S. citizens that work full time night shifts, and it is predicted that this number will continue to increase as occupations with irregular shifts have the largest projected growth in the next 10 years. As one might imagine, consistently working an irregular schedule carries with it potential health hazards, such as insomnia, cognitive issues, and even heart attacks.In order to educate individuals on ways to prevent these potential health hazards, Eastern Kentucky University’s Online Bachelor's in Occupational Safety created an infographic that provides statistics and information on shift work, as well as highlights ways to live a healthy lifestyle under such stressful conditions. To learn more, check out the full infographic below!