Fatigue at Work Employer Toolkit
To make the biggest impact, launching the entire kit at once is the most effective strategy. However, if you have limited resources or simply want to test the waters, you can implement individual components over time.
Education and training are critical components of a comprehensive fatigue risk management system. This section covers a lot of ground, so consider introducing one safety topic at a time.
For example, focus on drowsy driving for one month. Encourage employees to take the training, open meetings with the drowsy driving safety talk and hang up posters around the workplace for that month before moving onto the next topic.
These policies provide a step-by-step implementation guide for a comprehensive fatigue risk management system. Policies can be used to structure scheduling practices, tracking the number of hours employees work, and scheduling time off for rest between shifts.
These policy templates are designed to be plug-and-play, ready for your workplace. Choose a general policy template or industry-specific template for the utility, transportation, manufacturing or construction industries. After receiving organizational buy-in for the program, use these policies along with the other resources in this toolkit to implement a fatigue risk management system to help keep employees safer and healthier.
A good safety management system should be grounded in data. Below, you'll find resources to build a data-driven fatigue risk management system. Start by conducting a fatigue risk and needs assessment, which will provide a better understanding of what is contributing to fatigue in your organization and what you can do about it.
Fatigue management is a shared responsibility between employers and employees. To foster a sense of shared responsibility, utilize the following tools to help start the conversation about the importance of everyone’s accountability.