Daylight Savings Time

One hour of lost sleep may not seem like much, however research suggests it could have an impact on people's ability to stay alert on the job and prevent serious injuries.
On average, there is a 68% increase in lost work days on the Mondays following the switch to daylight savings time. Research confirms that people do sleep less in the days after they're forced to turn their clocks forward. One study looks at data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics' American Time Use Survey, which measures the amount of time Americans spend engaged in various activities, including sleep. For this study, the researchers looked at data from 14,310 interviews from 2004 to 2006. Results showed that after the switch to daylight saving time, people slept an average of 40 minutes less on the Sunday night they switched to daylight saving time.

Yes, the switch to daylight savings time can take our minds off task!

Whether we are flying a bucket, hanging from a blue rope, setting up flags and cones, being an active participant in the job briefing, driving, or performing any other task assigned to us, we need to remember to keep our mind on task!
Think through everything you do, make a concerted effort, challenge yourself to be very efficient, and think truly about each step.

Keep your mind on task!
Posted: 3/1/2016 12:05:17 PM by Townsend Editor