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Fatigue in the workplace


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    • found: Work cat: Gertler, J. Toolbox for transit operator fatigue, 2002:p. 3 (Concern with operator fatigue is not a new issue for the transportation industry. ... Up until the past decade the approach to fatigue management for transportation operators was primarily one of limiting hours of work. ... The U.S. Department of Transportation, its modal administrations, individual transportation service providers and their industry organizations are exploring alternative strategies and countermeasures to reduce operator fatigue and risks)
    • found: National Safety Council WWW home page, Nov. 25, 2018work safety/safety topics/fatigue (Fatigue -- you're more than just tired. ... Our 24/7 workforce. ... People often make light of how little sleep they get; an over-worked, over-tired condition has become the norm for many. But a good night's sleep is not just a novelty, it's a necessity. The effects of fatigue are far-reaching and can have an adverse impact on all areas of our lives. Our bodies are programmed to be tired at night and alert during the day, but work often requires us to override those natural sleep patterns. More than 43% of workers are sleep-deprived, and those most at risk work the night shift, long shifts or irregular shifts. Following are a few facts for employers: Safety performance decreases as employees become tired; 62% of night shift workers complain about sleep loss; fatigued worker productivity costs employers) reports (Fatigue in the workplace: causes and consequences of employee fatigue; Workplace Fatigue: Causes, Consequences. and Managing Risks)
    • found: Safety & health, Mar. 2017:p. 41 (A 2012 guidance statement from the American College of Occupational and Environmental Medicine defines fatigue as the body's response to sleep deprivation or lengthy physical or mental hard work. Risk factors related to occupational fatigue include long work hours, a heavy workload, lack of sleep, environmental factors and medical conditions)
    • found: Safety and health topics - Long work hours, extended or irregular shifts, and worker fatigue - Occupational Safety and Health Administration, via WWW, Nov. 25, 2018hazards/what causes worker fatigue? (Several factors including too little, poor quality or interrupted sleep over a period of time can cause fatigue. Fatigue is the body's signal that a rest period is needed) what are the effects of worker fatigue? (Worker fatigue increases the risk for illnesses and injuries. Accident and injury rates are 18% greater during evening shifts and 30% greater during night shifts when compared to day shifts. Research indicates that working 12 hours per day is associated with a 37% increased risk of injury)
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