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## Are 10 hour shifts bad?

On a 10-hour shift, the tenth hour is the worst hour. But on 10-hour shifts the eighth and ninth hours are not any riskier than the second through the seventh. And they are better than the first hour of the shift which is almost always the second worst hour in terms of accident risk and decreased productivity.

## What is a normal 10 hour shift?

10-hour shifts allow the workforce to work four days each week and have three days off (often a three-day weekend) without the need to work longer shifts like 12-hour shifts. The trade-off between the 10-hour day and the extra day off each week is often viewed as a net gain for the workers on the schedule.

## How many 10 hour shifts in a week?

Many office jobs, for example, can be handled with a compressed work week schedule consisting of four 10-hour shifts a week, Monday through Thursday. With this pattern, employees get a 3-day weekend off (Fri-Sun) every week. If the organization must maintain the same level of coverage Mon-Fri, employees won’t be able to take every Friday off.

## How to make a 10 hour work schedule?

Examine scheduling models. Assess schedules commonly used by companies with 10-hour days (see References) for ways to design shifts: 1. Everyone works the same four 10-hour days, and the business is closed three days a week. 2. For businesses open five days a week: Each worker puts in four days, and workers have one rotating day off.

## How many employees are on a day shift?

Each day will have 4 of the 5 employees come in to work. Each employee starts in a different week. At the end of each week, everyone rotates to the next week in the cycle. The example below uses three crews (A, B and C) to cover two shifts, six days a week. Crew A will always be on day shift. Crew B will always be on the evening shift.

## Is there a trade off between 10 hour shifts?

The trade-off between the 10-hour day and the extra day off each week is often viewed as a net gain for the workers on the schedule. There are numerous 10-hour shift patterns. Choosing the right one for your operations depends upon your needs and the preferences of your workforce. The following are just a couple of the options available:

Many office jobs, for example, can be handled with a compressed work week schedule consisting of four 10-hour shifts a week, Monday through Thursday. With this pattern, employees get a 3-day weekend off (Fri-Sun) every week. If the organization must maintain the same level of coverage Mon-Fri, employees won’t be able to take every Friday off.

Examine scheduling models. Assess schedules commonly used by companies with 10-hour days (see References) for ways to design shifts: 1. Everyone works the same four 10-hour days, and the business is closed three days a week. 2. For businesses open five days a week: Each worker puts in four days, and workers have one rotating day off.

Each day will have 4 of the 5 employees come in to work. Each employee starts in a different week. At the end of each week, everyone rotates to the next week in the cycle. The example below uses three crews (A, B and C) to cover two shifts, six days a week. Crew A will always be on day shift. Crew B will always be on the evening shift.

The trade-off between the 10-hour day and the extra day off each week is often viewed as a net gain for the workers on the schedule. There are numerous 10-hour shift patterns. Choosing the right one for your operations depends upon your needs and the preferences of your workforce. The following are just a couple of the options available: