Fatigue management - what is it?
As a 24/7 society, work hours have extended. People are doing more and sleeping less, giving rise to the issue of fatigue.
Research has shown that fatigue is responsible for:
- Low productivity (e.g. low performance, absenteeism)
- 15–20% of accidents in transport operations (surpassing that of alcohol or drug related incidents in all modes of transportation)
- Significant costs to the business (e.g. lost time)
A recent consensus statement issued by an international panel of scientists concluded that fatigue is ‘the largest identifiable and preventable cause of accidents in transport operations’.
The full extent of the fatigue problem is not confirmed, but it’s important to know whether and why your organisation’s workers suffer from fatigue. Is it due to job-imposed sleep loss, job-related body-clock disturbances, or poor personal sleep habits?
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