Tools to Help Address Worker Fatigue

Tools to Help Address Worker Fatigue

March 14, 2024
NSC provides toolkit with cost calculators and assessments to address this issue.

Tools to Help Address Worker Fatigue

A study from the National Safety Council found that 13% of workplace injuries are attributed to fatigue.  

And 43% of American workers say they sometimes are too tired to function safely at their job.

The cost of this was $136 billion annually in health-related lost productivity.

Workers who are fatigued might exhibit negative effects of fatigue, such as:

  • Lacking energy to do their jobs safely or effectively.
  • Having trouble paying attention or taking longer to react to what happens around them.
  • Taking more risks that may lead to errors or injuries.

NIOSH notes that “researchers estimate that close to 1 in 8 of all workplace injuries may relate to fatigue.”

Factors that contribute to fatigue include:

  • Performing prolonged physically or mentally demanding tasks.
  • Following repetitive routines.
  • Working in extreme temperatures.
  • Feeling stress.

To help companies NSC has put together a comprehensive toolkit. Here are some of the components.

Here are some Assessments

 For further information see NSC Fatigue at Work Employer Toolkit

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