Worker Fatigue

Posted by Kahla Livelsberger in #YHSafetyTips, Jul 18, 2018

This week we are talking about "Worker Fatigue." It is very common now for employees to be pulling long shifts and working plenty of overtime. According to OSHA, over 25% of Americans work more than 40 hours a week.

When working long hours it makes employees tired which then in turn causes more injuries and poor work quality. Studies have been done and they show that working too much can cause many problems, like stress, bad eating habits, and lack of physical activity.

How to Manage fatigue:
-Balancing workload and staffing
-Shift scheduling
-Training for employees on fatigue and managing sleep disorders
-Workplace design
-Monitoring of fatigue

Getting enough sleep is a must. Over 43% of employees in America are sleep deprived. That can cost your employer up to $3,100 annually from your performance.

Ergonomic Equipment can help keep your worker's from becoming fatigued on the job. Take a look at our ergonomic equipment.

If you haven't read last week's post on Heat Stress, check it out!

Resources: http://www.safetyandhealthmagazine.com/articles/15271-fatigue-and-worker-safety https://www.osha.gov/SLTC/workerfatigue/index.html https://www.nsc.org/work-safety/safety-topics/fatigue

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