WH&S – fatigue
Something I read recently really brought home to me how important it is to manage fatigue of employees in the workplace.
Did you know that when comparing fatigue to alcohol that:
- Being awake for 17 hours impairs performance to the same level as having a 0.05 blood alcohol content; and
- Being awake for 20 hours impairs performance to the same level as having a 0.1 blood alcohol content.
More information on fatigue and the management of fatigue in the workplace especially if you have employees working shifts at various times of the day and night can be found on the Workcover website.