Week 3 of National Safety Month
Fatigue is an epidemic effecting millions of workers daily. The National Safety Council reports that 70% of workers feel tired on the job. This can be caused by many factors and have a serious effect on health and safety. Fatigue can cause weariness, sleepiness, irritability, reduced alertness, impaired decision making, and lack of motivation, concentration, and memory. Long work hours, lack of sleep, and overloaded schedules are making fatigue a real issue across diverse industries.
In our continued promotion of National Safety Month, please review and share this beneficial tip sheet from the National Safety Council on what you can do to win the war against fatigue:
Whether on a construction site, in a corporate office, or in a medical facility; employers want to maintain a safe environment for all employees. Luckily there are measures employers can implement to reduce the effect fatigue has on their employees. Please review and share this article from Safety and Health Magazine on what role employers can play in minimizing the effects of fatigue in their workplace:
If you think you or someone you know is effected by fatigue, please review and share this easy 5 Minute Safety Talk Guide to addressing the issue of fatigue in the workplace and home: