Time Change Effects Your Safety!
The loss of just one hour of sleep effects workplaces more than you may have considered.
- There is a 5.7-percent increase in workplace and occupational accidents and a 68-percent increase in the severity of those accidents on the Monday following DST change in March.
- There is a 17-percent increase in fatal traffic crashes on the Monday following DST change in March.
- There is a 5-percent increase in the heart attack rate in the first three weekdays following DST change in March.
- However, there’s no significant increase in accidents or heart attacks during switch back to standard time in the fall. One-hour of additional sleep is a good thing.
Read more from the BWC social media team and stay safe next week! 3/9/2017