DOH reiterates hazards of working night shifts

DOH reiterates hazards of working night shifts

The Department of Health (DOH) has reiterated its warning to those working night shifts, saying it has an effect on body physiology. During a hearing conducted by the House Committee on Labor and Employment, Dr. Valeriano Timbang of the DOH said working night shifts is stressful and could affect eating and sleeping behaviors, which consequently might lead to cardiovascular disease. He also added that working night shifts may take a particular toll on the health of older workers and pregnant women. Timbang was among those invited to the committee hearing to discuss the welfare of the business process outsourcing (BPO) workers in the country. Among the bills tackled by the committee during the meeting was House Bill No. 2225 entitled “An Act Increasing the Night Shift Premium Pay in Business Process Outsourcing Firms in the Philippines”.

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