American Petroleum Institute tells members to “minimize circadian disruptions.” That means strip down the blue, at least one expert says.
In an influential move to mitigate harmful blue-tinged LED light at night, the American Petroleum Institute (API) has issued new workplace safety guidelines directing sites to minimize circadian disruptions from light sources.
API, the trade association for the US oil and gas industry, issued the new stipulations early last month in a Recommended Practice (RP) document entitled “Fatigue Risk Management Systems for Personnel in the Refining and Petrochemical Industries,” also known as RP 755.
Find CIRCADIAN Light at Booth 124 at the Northeast Petrochemical Conference & Exhibition 2019 Pittsburgh, PA.
What | Find CIRCADIAN Light at Booth 124
When | June 20 – 21, 2019
Where | Pittsburgh, PA.
True & False CIRCADIAN LIGHTING: How To Protect Occupant Health & Productivity: Register Now
Many lighting products are incorrectly labelled "circadian." This is because the word “circadian” has recently entered into lighting industry vernacular often with limited understanding of its precise meaning. This can create confusion for architects, lighting designers and specifiers.
So, what is circadian lighting?
Concurrent Session: How to Create an Effective Fatigue Risk Management Program for your Emergency Service
This presentation is designed to provide the audience with a high-level overview of current Fatigue Risk Management research and trends related to emergency service shiftwork.
There is now substantial evidence that exposure to blue-rich light in the evening and at night increases the risk of obesity and diabetes.
Most energy efficient LEDs in the market today are rich in the blue wavelengths that at night trigger the metabolic processes involved in obesity and diabetes through: