Fatigue: It’s not just ‘being tired at work’

Fatigue is a real issue in industries that rely on workers being mentally and physically alert.

Fatigue reduces a person’s ability to perform work safely and effectively. If you are drowsy at work you could make errors or cause an injury to yourself or someone else.

You are more likely to experience fatigue it you work long hours or at night, work in an extreme climate, or have a highly demanding or emotional job.

Find information, management plans, educational videos, and posters for your workplace thanks to Worksafe, including information for workers, employers and small business owners.

Page last updated: 28 November 2018

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