Organizational Characteristics Associated With Shift Work Practices and Potential Opportunities for Intervention

Shift work is a common working arrangement with wide-ranging implications for worker health. Organizational determinants of shift work practices are not well characterized; such information could be used to guide evidence-based research and best practices to mitigate shift work’s negative effects. This exploratory study aimed to describe and assess organizational-level determinants of shift work practices thought to affect health across a range of industry sectors.

This study points to organizational determinants of shift work practices that could be useful for targeting research and workplace interventions. Results should be interpreted as preliminary in an emerging body of literature on shift work and health.

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