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Is Fatigue a Hidden but Deadly Workplace Epidemic?

Wednesday, August 2, 2017  
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By EHS Today

If you’re tired at work, you’re not alone. Some 43 percent of Americans say 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.

According to a new National Safety Council survey-based report, Fatigue in the Workplace: Causes & Consequences of Employee Fatigue,” 81 percent of  the probability-based survey respondents have jobs that are at high risk for fatigue – positions that require sustained attention or are physically or cognitively demanding, such as driving a vehicle or working at a construction site.

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