Today’s issue of WorkCompRecap features the release of a new survey report from the National Safety Council that found that 43% of respondents said they do not get enough sleep to mitigate critical risks that can jeopardize safety at work and on the roads, including the ability to think clearly, make informed decisions and be productive.
81% of the probability-based survey respondents also have jobs that are at high risk for fatigue, requiring sustained attention, or are physically or cognitively demanding, like driving vehicles or working at construction sites. The survey also found 97% of Americans have at least one of the leading nine risk factors for fatigue, including working at night or in the early morning, working long shifts without regular breaks, working more than 50 hours each week and enduring long commutes. Fatigued employees are more likely to make safety critical errors that could lead to injury, such as crashing their vehicle.
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