04 Mar 2016
Did you know?
Being awake for 17 hours impairs performance to the same level as having a 0.05 blood alcohol content.
Being awake for 20 hours impairs performance to the same level as having a 0.1 blood alcohol content.
What is Fatigue?
Fatigue is more than just feeling tired or drowsy. It is an ongoing state of tiredness that leads to mental or physical exhaustion. This prevents people from functioning withing normal limits.
Causes of Fatigue:
|Work related factors||Outside of work factors|
|Length of shift||Poor quality of sleep|
|Timing of shifts (night)||Social Life|
|Mentally or physically demanding work||Travel time|
Ways to prevent Fatigue:
- Exercise regularly
- Eat a well-balanced diet; never skip breakfast
- Get enough sleep
- Take appropriate steps to control stress and workload
- Deal with emotional problems instead of ignoring them
The Battle Against Worker Fatigue
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Be wise; think ahead.
Remember, prevention is better than a cure - combat fatigue now!
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