With Jacqueline ferguson, PhD Candidate
Environmental Health Science, UC Berkeley SPH
Shift work can be attractive to workers due to flexible scheduling and increased wages. However, these benefits may come at a cost to workers’ health. In this webinar, Jacqueline Ferguson, a PhD candidate in Environmental Health Sciences at UC Berkeley, will provide an overview of her research on how an increase in irregular work schedules is impacting worker health. This presentation will include methods used to define and measure shift work, examples from her research examining recent night and rotational work exposure, and the risk of incident hypertension in aluminum manufacturing workers.