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What can I do as an employer?

It is important that employers provide an optimal work schedule and a supportive environment that enhances workplace alertness wherever possible. We have outlined some key areas where employers can help their employees by reviewing and scheduling work hours in a sleep- and circadian-rhythm friendly way; by reviewing and changing workplace lighting; or by implementing a sleep education and sleep disorders screening program.

Other factors that can assist with improved workplace alertness include: encouraging workers to take regular breaks; providing access to daylight if working indoors; and, incorporating as much flexi-time as possible to allow employees to manage their sleep and work together.

If you need help to develop a workplace sleep health education program or want to discuss other initiatives to help workplace alertness, safety and productivity, please contact the Alertness CRC.