2019 Conference – Day 2 – Keynote

Fatigue Risk Management: Circadian Rhythms & Sleep
Addressing circadian rhythms, sleep, and fatigue risk among first responders is vital to our efforts to promote mental health and improve workplace safety. This session will focus specifically on shift-work-related circadian dysregulation and poor sleep as driving factors of fatigue, depression and anxiety. This session is aimed at informing policy makers of the importance of developing and delivering programs that: (1) translate the current circadian rhythms and sleep science for first responders; (2) explain the bidirectional relationships between sleep, fatigue, and mental health; and (3) provide practical strategies first responders can use to identify and manage fatigue risk, protect their sleep, and improve their overall mental health and well-being.