Fatigued and sleep deprived workers can be more unsafe than you think. The CDC reports a third of US adults report often getting less than the recommended seven hours of sleep. The risk for illnesses and injuries dramatically increase when workers are fatigued, and fatigued workers have a much higher risk of a motor vehicle crash during their commute home from work. When workers are tired and not alert, it can lead to industrial disasters, loss of productivity, and serious injury.
Check out our top ten suggestions for keeping yourself awake while you’re on the clock! Some of these tips can take just a few minutes but make a big difference. Whether you’re scheduled for long shifts, work nights, or just haven’t been getting a good amount of sleep, remember to take care of yourself and stay alert and safe at work.
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