Tempe, AZ (PRWEB) March 13, 2014
In order to help employers battle workplace fatigue, Tempe-based Safety Services Company is offering a complementary, downloadable poster on workplace sleep awareness.
The 11 x 17 poster highlights four steps that employees can take to help battle fatigue in the workplace.
“Fatigue is a major issue facing workplaces today,” said Safety Services Company spokesman Michael Rich. “It not only reduces productivity, but increases the possibility of injury. We hope this poster will remind workers of some of the important steps they can take to battle fatigue.”
A 2007 study of U.S. employers, detailed in the Journal of Occupational and Environmental Medicine, found that fatigue carried overall estimated costs of more than $136 billion per year in health-related lost productivity – $101 billion more than for workers without fatigue. A total of 84% of the costs were related to reduced performance while at work, rather than absences.
Total lost productive time averaged 5.6 hours per week for workers with fatigue, compared to 3.3 hours for their counterparts without fatigue. Fatigue impacted 40% of workers, according to the study.
Fatigue levels are not easily measured or quantified; therefore, it is difficult to isolate the effect of fatigue on accident and injury rates. However, fatigue causes a lack of concentration and reduced response times to stimuli, both symptoms that can contribute to accidents.
Some research studies have shown that when workers have slept for less than five hours before work, or when workers have been awake for more than 16 hours, their probability of making mistakes at work due to fatigue are significantly increased.
Other research ties 100,000 motor-vehicle accidents and 1,500 deaths to fatigue each year.
In addition to the complimentary poster, Safety Services Company is offering companies complimentary consultations on the development of fatigue-management policies through the end of March, 2014.
For more information on the free consultations, or to receive the complimentary poster, please call 877-201-8923 or click here.
ABOUT SAFETY SERVICES COMPANY
Safety Services Company is North America’s leading provider of safety and compliance training products and services. Safety Services Company offers custom solutions such as safety manuals, training kits, online training portals, safety meeting subscriptions, labor law posters, and contractor pre-qualification compliance services. These offerings enhance the safety of our customers’ workplaces and the well-being of their employees, and are the cornerstone of our organization. Through diligent research, in-depth customer touchpoints, and dedication of the company’s team, our goal is to deliver our customers products and services that exceed their safety and compliance needs, expectations, and goals.