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Americans receive little education on the importance of sleep, sleep disorders and the consequences of fatigue, but you can help draw attention to this issue by sharing these infographics, fact sheets, posters and other resources.
Circadian rhythm is the physical, mental and behavioral changes that follow a 24-hour cycle. Disturbance of this cycle is a key risk factor for fatigue and can lead to depression, diabetes and cardiovascular disease. Get the infographic.
Losing two hours of sleep has the same affect on driving as having three beers. You are three times more likely to be in a crash if you are fatigued. Drowsy driving puts you and everyone around you at risk. Get the infographic.
Safety incidents are 30% higher during night shifts. You also are at risk if you work an irregular shift, rotating schedule or long hours. All of these types of work schedules can upset your body clock. Get the infographic.
Causes and Consequences of Fatigue
Learn what causes fatigue in the workplace and how fatigue affects productivity, health and safety.
Fatigue in the Workplace Survey Series
Review key findings from the survey report series exploring the prevalence of fatigue in the workplace and how employers are affected.
Managing Fatigue: Developing an Effective Fatigue Risk Management System
More than 37% of employees are sleep-deprived. Those most at risk work the night shift, long shifts, rotating shifts or irregular shifts.
NSC surveyed more than 2,000 workers on fatigue. What are the risk factors and how do they play a role in your workplace?
Crashes cause over 40% of deaths in the oil and gas extraction industry, and driver fatigue can be a factor. These fact sheets from the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health identify factors linked to fatigued driving and provide recommendations for keeping oil and gas workers safe.
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