Night workers deserve better

first_imgNight workers deserve betterOn 1 Nov 2001 in Personnel Today Previous Article Next Article Comments are closed. Related posts:No related photos. Night shift workers can suffer chronic mental and physical health problemsand need better adviceHealth and safety professionals need to do more than simply hand outself-help guides to night shift workers if they want to help them cope with thehealth effects of changing their routines, the Health and Safety Executive hassaid. Night shift working can pose a chronic risk to a worker’s mental andphysical health because of the disruption to sleeping, eating, social anddomestic routines that often goes with it, it warned. The HSE has now published research looking at how people who work on nightshifts can be helped to cope with their lifestyle. While there are many self-help guides about, until now nothing has beenknown about whether they help to change behaviour. A sample of shift workersfrom the Lothian and Borders Police was studied. They were given a self-help guide and then asked to fill in a questionnaireto see if it had helped to change their attitudes and health-related behaviour.The study found there was negligible change, although whether this was fromthe nature of the information, its delivery, uptake or simply the difficulty ofpersuading people to change deep-seated behavioural patterns, was not clear. Organisations needed to adopt a more proactive and intensive programme ofbehaviour change to educate shift workers on how to improve their health,perhaps involving counselling, suggested the HSE. Trevor Shaw, head of the human performance and fatigue section of the HSE’shealth directorate, said, “The HSE is increasingly concerned about thehealth and safety aspects of shift working and is keen to explore ways ofmitigating the effects. “This research suggests that simply distributing advice to shiftworkers in the hope it will influence their coping behaviour is notenough.” In The Shiftworkers Guide, the HSE recommends shift workers should not eatfats, red meat or spicy food in the middle of the night and they should winddown by having a bath or shower. Workers should also use an answering machine to field telephone calls, turnoff the doorbell and avoid sleeping pills. last_img read more

Sound Beach Man Dies in Crash

first_imgSign up for our COVID-19 newsletter to stay up-to-date on the latest coronavirus news throughout New York A 36-year-old Sound Beach man was killed when he crashed his motorcycle in Port Jefferson Station late Sunday night.Suffolk County police said Christopher Danielsen was riding his Kawasaki southwest on Jefferson Avenue when he failed to negotiate a left turn at Route 112 and crashed into parked vehicles at Diamond Auto Body and Glass at 11:34 p.m.The victim was taken to Stony Brook University Hospital, where he was pronounced dead.Sixth Squad detectives impounded the motorcycle, are continuing the investigation and ask anyone with information about this crash to call them at 631-854-8652.last_img read more

Small software team drives sportsbook iFrame solution for Betinvest

first_img BetInvest: The benefits of separating esports betting markets August 7, 2020 Share Share Submit StumbleUpon Betting platform provider Betinvest put faith in a small team with the right software expertise to push through the development of its customised ‘plug-and-play’ Sportsbook iFrame solution.The team consisted of only four developers with ten years experience in the industry. Starting their careers in Germany, the four have also worked in Cyprus, Asia as well as Ukraine. Valentyn Kyrylenko, VP of Business Development at Betinvest, explained how it is much more efficient to establish a smaller team in the development stages of a product as it simplifies communications. He said: “The more people you have, the more communication is required within the team, meaning that the project progresses more slowly. For example, if you want to get one extra person on board, you need one person from the team to teach them for at least a month, maybe two. Overall, a minimum of two months of work are lost: one for the learner and one for the teacher.”The solution’s sportsbook management function was developed to give operators the chance to create business reports, teasers and promotions. In addition to this, users are able to monitor turnovers for both main sports and other activities. What differentiates the product from others is that it can be fully customised, with a set of management tools enabling clients to make quick changes themselves. This includes full customisation for the esports offering.Kyrylenko added: “For this project, four developers were plenty. If we’d had 20 or 40 developers working on our project, we wouldn’t have got anything done very quickly – we’d have wasted a lot of time just communicating with each other, slowing down the process.“For example, the famous .NET Core project has only 10 core developers. All the big projects start with small teams and grow from there. We can expand the team after the development stage, once everything is stable, but we always have to keep the core team small.”“Getting someone new on board takes a lot of time. You have to train them, and you know that even after the training there will inevitably be some mistakes that will cost you in time to correct. Training people to maintain the platform is a lot easier.” Betinvest boosts Sportradar coverage with table tennis solution May 11, 2020 Related Articles Confidence, Variety, Creativity: Betinvest’s advice for times of crisis May 7, 2020last_img read more