Working Time Society

24th International Symposium on Shiftwork and Working Time 2019

We invite you to join us in Coeur d’ Alene, Idaho, for the 24th International Symposium on Shiftwork and Working Time from 09 to 13 September 2019.

The organisation of working time, including night work, shiftwork, and irregular and long working hours is a matter of concern. The vast body of published literature spanning six decades clearly shows the short and long term effects it can have on the health, safety and wellbeing of workers and their families, as well as to the public. This is largely a result of the imbalance between working time and workers’ biological and social requirements. Recognition of the impact of working time related issues compels the urgent and ongoing worldwide struggle to improve work schedules and minimise any harm.

The aims of the Working Time Society and participants of the Scientific Committee on Shiftwork and Working Time of the International Commission on Occupational Health (ICOH) include disseminating and promoting information and research related to working time and health, and helping to build a knowledge network of global scientific collaboration among researchers, occupational health/human resources personnel, governmental institutions, companies/businesses and workers’ representatives, and the general public.