Balancing sleep with the other stuff we do
We all know that working 24 hours straight without any rest significantly increases our risk for an accident or judgement error, so with the 48 hour shift now in favor it has become even more critical for the company officer to modify the routine to ensure his/her personnel are properly rested.
Add an over zellas chief who believes his personnel should be working from 0800 to 2200 everyday and you have a disaster brewing on the horizon. HELP
1. What are other department's doing to address this issue?
2. Are there any laws or protections against excessive working hours for personnel who's mission is to be ready and respond to unplanned events over long continuous hours?
3. Anyone have a written policy addressing this topic?
Thank you in advance