Your Role in Addressing the Issue
Employers have a duty to promote a healthy workplace. This involves ensuring work demands are reasonable and that the work environment does not contribute to fatigue. Training on identifying and managing fatigue should be provided to workers and supervisors, and an insurance plan that covers sleep disorders should be offered.
Workers must also do their best to prioritize sleep and ensure they come to work ready and able each day. Since a lot of what causes fatigue go beyond the workplace, workers should strive to get the proper amount of sleep each night and take steps to minimize factors that put them at risk of feeling fatigue.
There are many factors that contribute to feeling fatigued. Some of these factors include health conditions, insufficient or poor-quality sleep, work demands and lack of adequate breaks during a shift. Although it is unlikely to be able to eliminate fatigue completely, implementing a fatigue management plan is an excellent way to reduce the risk of work-related injury caused by this emerging issue.