´Night employer´of the year award goes to... the UMCG!

Friday 2 May 2014

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´Night employer´of the year award goes to... the UMCG!

The ‘night employer’ prize of 2014 has been awarded to the University Medical Center Groningen (UMCG).
The hospital owes this title to amongs others the annual healthy@work week, workshops on working at night and attention to safety.

The "Preventiekompas" on the Healthy@workweek, a booth where blood pressure could be measured Source: http://preventiekompas.nl/
The "Preventiekompas" on the Healthy@workweek, a booth where blood pressure could be measured Source: http://preventiekompas.nl/

The workshops should make employees aware of the impact of irregular work shifts on the body. For the sense of security during the night shift, the UMCG has its own security service and allows employees to park close to their workplace

There have also been special night lighting experiments that adapts to the sleep-wake cycle of the employee. Special attention is paid to employees who have difficulty with night shifts because of their age or stage of life.