Friday, April 15, 2011

President Obama Calls Attention to Air Traffic Safety

President Obama drew attention to the issue of air traffic safety today on Good Morning America. The dangers of shift work is receiving growing awareness as several air traffic controllers have fallen asleep on the job recently. The effects of shift work, and sleep disorders like insomnia and obstructive sleep apnea, can cause dangerous working situations. Sleep deprivation has been found to increase the risk of work-related accidents in transportation and medical industries.

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