The pervasiveness of irregular working hours and shift work, and their numerous possible effects on health and well-being demand new and immediate countermeasures at both the employers and their OS&H level.
Working hours and health
- permanent shift systems
- irregular shift systems
Specific worker populations
Research Professor Mikko Härmä, MD, PhD
Finnish Institute of Occupational Health
Mikko Härmä is a research professor in working hours, sleep and ageing. His research is focused on the work-related sleep disorders (shift work sleep disorder, work stress related insomnia and sleep debt) and the association of working hours with health. Mikko Härmä is the editor-in-chief of the Scand J Work Environ Health.