Safety + Health reports that experts say collaboration and innovation key to stemming risks arising from shift work.

“It’s a complicated story, and I think it’s really important to recognize these risks, and we need to understand them and we need to treat them,” said Hans Van Dongen, Washington State University professor and director of the school’s Sleep and Performance Center. “But at the same time, I want to say that just because you’re a shift worker, you’re not necessarily doomed just because of that.