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Your Shift Schedule May Increase the Likelihood of Industrial Accidents

Your Shift Schedule May Increase the Likelihood of Industrial Accidents

How a 12-Hour Shift Schedule May Put You at Greater Risk of Injury at Work

Many industrial and manufacturing laborers work in 12-hour blocks at facilities that are open on 24 hours a day. Though common and widely accepted, 12-hour shifts pose significant dangers to the employees who work them, and this way of scheduling shifts increases the risk of injury for laborers.

There are 3 main types of 12-hour shift schedules:

  • DuPont: This method typically involves working 12-hour shifts 4 days in a row, then taking the other 3 days of the week off.
  • 2-3-2: This usually involves 2 days of work, 2 days off, 3 days of work, 2 days off, 2 days of work, then 3 days off.
  • 4 by 4: As the name suggests, this involves 4 days of consecutive day or night shifts, then 4 days off. This typically requires employees to switch between day and night shifts every month or so.

By working multiple 12-hour shifts for several days in a row, employees experience a greater likelihood for fatigue, exhaustion, and injury due to heavy machinery, especially when they take multiple days off at a time or rotate between day and night shifts.

We Serve Injured Industrial Workers in Greenville

Call Christian & Christian if you have been injured on the job. Depending on the circumstances surrounding your accident, you may need help filing a claim for workers’ compensation benefits or you may be eligible to file a personal injury claim. In either case, recovering fair compensation in your case will likely require you to seek trustworthy legal counsel and effective representation from an attorney who understands the laws surrounding your industry, insurance coverage, and work-related injuries.

We are prepared to advise you and help you chart your best course forward, whether your damages merit workers’ compensation or personal injury litigation. If you are a manufacturing or industrial worker and you have been hurt on the job, please connect with a member of our staff as soon as possible and schedule your confidential case review right away.

Call (864) 408-8890 to speak to a workers’ comp or personal injury attorney in Greenville today.


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