[Federal Register Volume 82, Number 197 (Friday, October 13, 2017)]
[Pages 47744-47746]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2017-22201]



Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

[60Day-17-17BBV; Docket No. CDC-2017-0085]

Proposed Data Collection Submitted for Public Comment and 

AGENCY: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), Department of 
Health and Human Services (HHS).

ACTION: Notice with comment period.


SUMMARY: The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), as part 
of its continuing efforts to reduce public burden and maximize the 
utility of government information, invites the general public and other 
Federal agencies to take this opportunity to comment on proposed and/or 
continuing information collections, as required by the Paperwork 
Reduction Act of 1995. This notice invites comment on ``Online training 
for law enforcement to reduce risks associated with shift work and long 
work hours''. This study will develop and pilot test a new, online, 
interactive training program tailored for the law enforcement community 
that relays the health and safety risks associated with shift work, 
long work hours, and related workplace sleep issues and presents 
strategies for managers and officers to reduce these risks.

DATES: CDC must receive written comments on or before December 12, 

ADDRESSES: You may submit comments, identified by Docket No. CDC-2017-
0085 by any of the following methods:
     Federal eRulemaking Portal: Regulation.gov. Follow the 
instructions for submitting comments.
     Mail: Leroy A. Richardson, Information Collection Review 
Office, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 1600 Clifton Road 
NE., MS-D74, Atlanta, Georgia 30329.
    Instructions: All submissions received must include the agency name 
and Docket Number. CDC will post, without change, all relevant comments 
to Regulations.gov.
    Please note: Submit all comments through the Federal eRulemaking 
portal (regulations.gov) or by U.S. mail to the address listed above.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: To request more information on the 
proposed project or to obtain a copy of the information collection plan 
and instruments, contact Leroy A. Richardson, Information Collection 
Review Office, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 1600 Clifton 
Road NE., MS-D74, Atlanta, Georgia 30329; phone: 404-639-7570; Email: 
[email protected].

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Under the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 
(PRA) (44 U.S.C. 3501-3520), Federal agencies must obtain approval from 
the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for each collection of 
information they conduct or sponsor. In addition, the PRA also requires 
Federal agencies to provide a 60-day notice in the Federal Register 
concerning each proposed collection of information, including each new 
proposed collection, each proposed extension of existing collection of 
information, and each reinstatement of previously approved information 
collection before submitting the collection to the OMB for approval. To 
comply with this requirement, we are publishing this notice of a 
proposed data collection as described below.
    The OMB is particularly interested in comments that will help:
    1. Evaluate whether the proposed collection of information is 
necessary for the proper performance of the functions of the agency, 
including whether the information will have practical utility;
    2. Evaluate the accuracy of the agency's estimate of the burden of 
the proposed collection of information, including the validity of the 
methodology and assumptions used;
    3. Enhance the quality, utility, and clarity of the information to 
be collected; and
    4. Minimize the burden of the collection of information on those 
who are to respond, including through the

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use of appropriate automated, electronic, mechanical, or other 
technological collection techniques or other forms of information 
technology, e.g., permitting electronic submissions of responses.
    5. Assess information collection costs.

Proposed Project

    Online Training for Law Enforcement to Reduce Risks Associated with 
Shift Work and Long Work Hours--NEW--National Institute for 
Occupational Safety and Health, Centers for Disease Control and 
Prevention (CDC).

Background and Brief Description

    Law enforcement officers work in stressful and dangerous conditions 
to enforce law and order, prevent crime, and protect persons and 
property. Police often work during the evening, at night, and sometimes 
irregular and long hours. Shift work and long work hours are linked to 
many health and safety risks due to disturbances to sleep, circadian 
rhythms, and personal relationships. These work schedules and 
inadequate sleep are likely critical contributors to the many health 
problems seen in police: shorter life spans, high occupational injury 
rates, and burden of chronic illnesses. One important strategy to 
reduce these risks is training programs to inform employers and law 
enforcement officers about the risks and strategies to reduce the 
risks. This is a new Information Collection Request for 1 year of data 
collection. The Occupational Safety and Health Act of 1970 authorizes 
the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health to carry out 
this data collection.
    The purpose of this project is to develop a training program to 
relay the risks linked to shift work and long work hours and give 
workplace strategies for employers and personal strategies for the 
officers to reduce the risks. Once finalized, the training will be 
available on the NIOSH Web site.
    The training will be pilot tested with 30 recent graduates of a 
police academy in their first field experience and 30 experienced 
officers. CDC will recruit sixty law enforcement officers during a 15-
minute phone call. All will work full time on fixed night shifts. The 
pilot test will use a pretest and posttest design to examine sleep 
(both duration and quality), worktime sleepiness, and knowledge 
retained. Pre-test measures will be collected 2 weeks before the 
training. CDC will collect post-test measures the week of the training, 
1 week after the training and at 8 and 9 weeks after the training. 
Additional post-test measures will include feedback about the training 
and if specific behaviors changed.
    Before starting the pretest, the respondent will sign an informed 
consent form. The pilot pre-test will start with the respondent filling 
out a 10 minute online survey that includes four short surveys: (1) 
Demographic information and work experience; (2) the Epworth Sleepiness 
Scale; (3) the Pittsburgh Sleep Quality Index; and (4) a knowledge 
test. The respondent will be fitted with a wrist actigraph, which will 
record activity and estimate the times of sleep. The respondents will 
keep an online sleep activity diary and wear the actigraph continuously 
during weeks 1 to 4 of the study. The online sleep activity diary takes 
approximately 2 minutes a day to complete. The sleep diary and 
actigraph are being used together to obtain a more accurate timing of 
respondent's sleep and activity.
    During the third week of the study, the respondent will participate 
in a 3.5-hour online training program. Immediately after completing the 
training, the respondent will take the post-test knowledge test and 
will provide feedback about the training, to include barriers to using 
the training information and what influential people in their life 
would want them to do with the training information. At the end of week 
4, the respondent will return the actigraph. No data collection will 
occur during weeks 5 to 9 of the study.
    The second post-test period will be weeks 11 and 12 of the study 
(weeks 8 and 9 after the training) to gather longer-term outcomes. At 
the beginning of week 11, the respondents will be fitted with another 
ACTi graph. The respondent will wear the ACTi graph and complete the 
sleep activity diary for the next 14 days. At the end of week 12 of the 
study, respondent will complete the Epworth Sleepiness Scale, 
Pittsburgh Sleep Quality Index, and Changes in Behaviors after 
Training. The combined response time is 5 minutes. The respondent will 
return the ACTi graph and study ends.
    The burden table lists three 10-minute meetings during the post-
test period when they will return the ACTi graph at the end of week 4, 
be fitted with an ACTi graph at the beginning of week 11 and return it 
at the end of week 12. The respondents will complete the sleep activity 
diary for 42 days total for 2 minutes each day. The total burden hours 
is 84.
    CDC will use the findings from the pilot test to make improvements 
to the training program. The research team will reinforce or expand 
training content that showed less than desired results on the pilot 
test. Potential impacts of this project include improvements in 
management practices such as the design of work schedules and 
improvements in officers' personal behaviors for coping with the 
demands of shift work and long work hours. The total estimated 
annualized burden hours is 389. There are no costs to respondents other 
than their time.

                                        Estimated Annualized Burden Hours
                                                                     Number of    Average burden
      Type of respondents           Form name        Number of     responses per   per response    Total burden
                                                    respondents     respondent      (in hours)      (in hours)
Law enforcement officers......  Initial phone                 60               1           15/60              15
                                 call to recruit
Law enforcement officers......  Informed consent              60               1           10/60              10
Law enforcement officers......  Knowledge survey              60               5            5/60              25
Law enforcement officers......  Epworth                       60               2            1/60               2
Law enforcement officers......  Pittsburgh Sleep              60               2            2/60               4
                                 Quality Index.
Law enforcement officers......  Demographics and              60               1            2/60               2
                                 work experience.
Law enforcement officers......  Sleep diary.....              60              42            2/60              84
Law enforcement officers......  Online training.              60               1             3.5             210
Law enforcement officers......  Feedback about                60               1            5/60               5
                                 Barriers, and
Law enforcement officers......  Changes in                    60               1            2/60               2
                                 Behaviors after

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Law enforcement officers......  Actigraph                     60               3           10/60              30
                                 fitting and
    Total.....................  ................  ..............  ..............  ..............             389

Leroy A. Richardson,
Chief, Information Collection Review Office, Office of Scientific 
Integrity, Office of the Associate Director for Science, Office of the 
Director, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
[FR Doc. 2017-22201 Filed 10-12-17; 8:45 am]