Fatigue is a factor in workplace productivity and increases the risk of employee incidents and injuries. One study found that 13% of workplace injuries were attributed to employees with sleep problems. Nearly every American worker reports at least one risk factor for fatigue, and almost half admit to being sleep deprived. Sleep deficiency and disorders cost a typical medium-sized employer $1 million a year in lost productivity, missed work days, and health care costs.
Identify causes of workplace fatigue, and implement best practices to reduce risk and decrease the financial burden of sleep-deprived employees.
Emily Whitcomb, Senior Program Manager, National Safety Council