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Work FatigueThere are numerous reasons why managing work fatigue and impairment in your workplace is key to enhancing safety, performance, and employee morale. 

Here are the final three in a list of six that is not only crucial but also universally applicable. If you still need to read the first three, click here

4 - Managing Work Fatigue and Impairment Risk Reduces Employee Turnover and Improves Morale.

Safety-sensitive occupations can often have high turnover rates because of the nature of the work, but often also because of the organizational culture and safety climate. 

Employees will not stay at an employer if they feel unsafe or if their concerns about the work environment, including fatigue, are not addressed. Conversely, monitoring and managing employees' alertness sends the message that their states of mind are worth knowing about to keep them safe.

5 - Drug Tests Cannot Reliably Detect if Someone is Presently Intoxicated, Nor Can They Account for all Possible Intoxicating Substances.

The ineffectiveness of drug testing as a workplace safety measure has long been understood, given its narrow scope, high expense, and the time required to process results. 

Given this, any positive test result is considered a "trailing indicator"; in other words, it provides only an indication of past conditions, not present or future ones. On the other hand, a daily alertness test can provide peace of mind to supervisors regarding their crews' fitness for duty before they start work.

6 - Work Fatigue and Impairment Management can lead to Better General Wellness Among the Workforce.

Because work fatigue and impairment management provide employees insight into their fatigue and alertness levels on a day-to-day basis, it can encourage positive behavioral changes. 

For instance, employees who must demonstrate cognitive fitness every day are more likely, over time, to adopt healthier habits that help them mitigate their fatigue symptoms and keep alert, such as refraining from staying up too late before a morning shift, opting for more nutritious and energizing foods, or scheduling their coffee breaks in anticipation of circadian lulls when they may feel tired.

To start managing fatigue and impairment in your workplace today, schedule a free demo! We guarantee a solution that will fit your workplace, budget, and culture.

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More Resources:
6 Reasons Why Your Company Needs to Manage Work Fatigue and Impairment (Part 1)
3 Things Workers Should Know About Shift Worker Fatigue, From a Doctor
Managing Safety through Worker Fatigue Data
10 Steps in a Fatigue Management Plan
Circadian Rhythm and Shift Work - When the Time Changes
The Factors of Fatigue and the Fatigue Assessment Scale
3 Ways Sleep Sleep Apnea at Work is Costing Your Business (And How To Fix It)
4 Steps to Fatigue Risk Management - a Fatigue Risk Management Template
6 Fatigue Countermeasures
Fatigue in the Workplace: Myths vs. Realities
Work Fatigue Symptoms
Predictive Safety Featured On the WorkSAFE Podcast: Tech Designed to Stop Fatigue Impairment Risk in Its Tracks
The Science of Fatigue at Work
Fatigue Risk Management Without Regulatory Guidance
The Science of Fatigue at Work
Real-Time Fatigue Monitoring & Management Software

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