Fatigue-related incidents aren’t always so easy to spot. In virtually every industry, fatigue, poor sleep quality, and lack of alertness have been found to contribute to accident and injury risks that can be seriously harmful to workers and costly to their employers. Fatigue’s effects are comparable to those of inebriation, causing decreases in focus, reaction time, and physical abilities, all of which can lead to costly injuries.
Fatigue is defined as a consistent lack of quality, restful sleep that results in a range of impairments to an individual’s performance. Scheduling and rostering practices, shift work, and off-the-job factors can all contribute to fatigue, and OSHA data indicates that jobs with consistent overtime requirements are associated with a 61% higher risk of a work-related injury.
Recently, Our COO/CRO Jeff Sease was featured on the DORN Injury Prevention Academy Podcast addressing the risks of fatigue and how companies are adopting innovative technology to better manage fatigue and reduce their overall injury risk while also supporting worker wellness.
- How the study of fatigue and fatigue management has advanced since the high-profile accidents in the 1980s
- The building blocks of an effective fatigue management program and how employers can implement them
- Steps to improving and supporting overall worker wellness that can improve sleep quality and reduce fatigue
Thank you DORN for allowing us to share Jeff's insights and support better fatigue management.