Tips for adjusting to daylight saving time

By Delia Treaster, Ph.D., CPE, Ergonomic Technical Advisor, BWC Division of Safety & Hygiene Daylight saving time begins at 2 a.m. this Sunday, meaning it’s once again time to “spring forward” and set the clocks ahead one hour. The time change, which costs you an hour of sleep, can impact your circadian rhythm, cause you … Continue reading Tips for adjusting to daylight saving time

Driving while drowsy a challenge for truckers

BWC ergonomist addresses Kentucky Trucking Association Nov. 15 By Delia Treaster, PhD, CPE, BWC Ergonomic Consultant Drowsy driving kills. In 2013, it caused 72,000 crashes on our nation’s highways, killing at least 800 drivers and passengers and injuring another 44,000, according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. Some feel the true number of fatalities … Continue reading Driving while drowsy a challenge for truckers

“Fall back,” but do so safely

Time change can mess with our clocks, all of them By Delia Treaster, PhD, CPE, BWC Ergonomic Consultant It's almost time for the end of Daylight Saving Time.  At 2 a.m. on Sunday, Nov. 6, we return to Eastern Standard Time. We gain an extra hour as we "fall back," but despite this advantage, this biannual … Continue reading “Fall back,” but do so safely