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The Fatigue Insider Blog

Mar 06, 2019     ISS     Comments (1)

 

Fatigue can be a hidden risk in the workplace, costing businesses millions of dollars a year. According to the Sleep Health Foundation, it is estimated that 7.4 million Australian adults do not regularly get the sleep they need, resulting in productivity losses of $17.9 billion.

Lack of sleep significantly reduces productivity within the workplace through absenteeism, presenteeism and decreased engagement. This also increases the risk of errors and injury in the workplace.

Fatigue can impact those who:

  • Sleep fewer hours than recommended (due to work and/or personal factors)
  • Shift work
  • Frequently work extended hours
  • Travel for work
  • Work multiple jobs

Things you can do to reduce the likelihood of fatigue in the workplace include:

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Comments
Diane Beyers commented on 22-Jul-2019 07:46 PM
Many businesses are experiencing low productivity and absenteeism of employees due to fatigue and this has led to losses. However, there are ways we can do to help avoid this common issue. For one, we can improve the working environment by improving the lighting system and making sure that the temperature of the workplace is favorable. Giving them fair resting period is also a must to help them gain energy and rest their minds when they resume to work. Thank you for sharing. I will surely check out your Fatigue training online course.

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