Four Effects Daylight Savings Time can have on Health and Safety

Posted in: Safety,Workplace,workplace wellness | Posted by Rebecca Ingram on March 16, 2016

  “Lack of sleep, even an amount as small as 40 minutes, can affect workplace incidents following the spring time change.” On March 13th at 2:00am we ‘sprung forward’ into Daylight Savings Time. In the process, we may have lost more than an hour of sleep. This 100 year old concept still remains a controversial solution to a debatable problem. There are distinct benefits and risks to moving the clock forward and back during the year, and discussion continues as to whether its practice should continue or not. The argument for changing the clocks, in spring and fall, is based on energy conservation and stimulating the retail and entertainment sectors of the economy by increasing the number of daylight hours following the traditional workday. However, there is documented fallout that could be detrimental to your health and safety. Four interesting effects of the time change on health and safety are: 1. Increased […]