According to the National Safety Council, workplace fatigue is to blame for over 10 percent of all workplace injuries. Nearly 50 percent of workers are sleep deprived, with those grinding out the night shift, irregular shifts and overtime facing an increased risks of workplace injuries.
A recent report reveals that nearly every worker has at least one workplace fatigue risk factor and more than 80% have two or more. When multiple risk factors are present, the potential for injuries on the job increases. It is important for employers to recognize that safety performance decreases as employees become tired and certain workforce populations may be at increased risk.
Fatigue on the job has become a critical safety issue among the nation’s 24/7 workforce and it is important for employers and employees to recognize the risks. If you have been injured at work, contact the Des Moines workers’ compensation attorneys of Hemminger Law Firm for a free consultation at 515-283-2116.
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