It may sound hard to believe, but fatigue is one of the most dangerous and crippling health effects an employee on the job can experience. Fatigue has been, and still is, one of the leading causes of work-related accidents. In fact, nearly eighty percent of all workplace accidents involve fatigue in one form or another, not to mention traffic accidents. This is mainly because fatigue is very common and it is easy to be affected by it. Some of the common causes include loss of sleep, shift work or night work, malnutrition, and weather stress. Not only does fatigue have many causes, it also has many varieties, such as physical fatigue, emotional fatigue, mental fatigue, and burnout, which is a combination of the previous three.
In our high stress society it’s hard not to be affected by fatigue in one way or another. This is understandable, but that doesn’t mean that you have to feel exhausted every single day just to get your work done. Ignoring your health just to complete a task can lead to serious, long-lasting medical problems. There are many methods for preventing and treating fatigue that can help you feel refreshed, focused and energized. No, you may not be able to completely eliminate fatigue from your life, but you can be trained to manage it.
The Hard Hat Training series has the facts and the methods for you to combat fatigue. The training includes an in-depth training series to educate you and your coworkers on fatigue management guidelines. This safety training program includes extensive training, helpful documents, quizzes, and plans for fatigue prevention. Follow these training modules and you will be able to create the ideal work environment regardless of your industry. Good luck and stay safe!