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Does anyone impose limits on the total number of hours in a day that you or your employees work to avoid fatigue? I have always thought 12 hours is enough otherwise something bad could happen. I have a supervisor that doesn't see a problem with the electricians working 17 on a non-critical system. Thanks in advance for comments.
 

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Funny thing about our trade. Sometimes there really is no choice.

I've noticed that some companies will not require you to work more than 12hrs at a go, but they will permit you to work more than that at your discretion. I'm not so sure what's so magical about the 12 hour number, but that seems to be a popular one.
 

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depending what you are doing at the time, being overly tired could be hazardous to your health. but, the same goes for when you are in a rush.
 

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depending what you are doing at the time, being overly tired could be hazardous to your health. but, the same goes for when you are in a rush.
Right. I'm just as likely to trip over something and bash my head when I'm overly tired as I am to have a truly electrical-related injury. It's good to self-recognize that you're beat and take extra time and care with everything you're doing while tired.
 

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Depends in the guys. I used to put in 70+ hour weeks , week after week back in my residential days. When I did a lot of Pulte neighborhoods we'd have two roughs and three finishes in one day. All the guys were in their early 20's and in good shape. Now I couldn't do it. I got bad everything.
 

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I don't believe we have a limit on the number of hours in a shift, and I've worked some ungodly shifts during an emergency to get things back online, but I know that once a shift ends, we can't come back to work for a minimum of 8 hours.
 

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We just finished an amazon distribution in coppell tx and there were a lot of us pulling anywhere from 85 -100 work weeks.
 

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I don't believe we have a limit on the number of hours in a shift, and I've worked some ungodly shifts during an emergency to get things back online, but I know that once a shift ends, we can't come back to work for a minimum of 8 hours.
Same here!
 

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I've found, in my short life, that production work (assuming your guys are producing to begin with) drops off after 10 hrs. 12 hours gets you 11 hrs worth of work, 16 gets you 12 or 13 at most, especially after a week or two. after 4 weeks, you are getting something like 8 or 9 for that 12 hr day. that's expensive when you consider that those extra hours are costing 1.5

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I have a tendancy to feel tired and miserable when dealing with certain customers
 
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12 hour max shift

I think a lot of the 12 hour limits come from labor laws. Our company won't allow anything over 12 soley based on the laws. They don't like 8+ shift but they will not allow 12+. Hawkrod
 

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I think a lot of the 12 hour limits come from labor laws. Our company won't allow anything over 12 soley based on the laws. They don't like 8+ shift but they will not allow 12+. Hawkrod
"The laws" vary greatly. Even in my state, where no such laws exist, rumors of such laws abound. In fact, I don't think your state even limits the hours in a row you may be scheduled to work. You just think they do.
 

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I've found, in my short life, that production work (assuming your guys are producing to begin with) drops off after 10 hrs...
Ditto. It works in a pinch but doing routine 12+ seems stupid to me unless money is literally no object, and even then I think throwing more able bodies at it during normal hours is a better solution.
 

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Not officially but we are a crew and everyone wants to see the job done so we do what we have to do.
 

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We just finished an amazon distribution in coppell tx and there were a lot of us pulling anywhere from 85 -100 work weeks.
Please tell me how this is possible, and WHY it is necessary. :001_huh:
 

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Does anyone impose limits on the total number of hours in a day that you or your employees work to avoid fatigue? I have always thought 12 hours is enough otherwise something bad could happen. I have a supervisor that doesn't see a problem with the electricians working 17 on a non-critical system. Thanks in advance for comments.
So is it the latest storm damage , or the holiday influx of skiers that have you on such a schedule?

~CS~
 
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