‘Fatigue management’ is an important concern for workplace safety. But an article by someone considered to be an expert on the subject has once again convinced me that we are not getting ‘fatigue management’ right. And there are consequences. By not getting fatigue management right workplaces are developing ‘fatigue management’ programs which are not effective and may even be missing the mark in terms of preventing accidents and injuries.
As a manager, you may not be able to control every aspect of the shiftwork workplace, but if you can implement even one or two strategies to reduce employee sleepiness and fatigue you will reduce the need to deal with other issues like absenteeism, turnover and increased health and benefit costs.
I was once a member of a choir that occasionally undertook international concert tours. I have many wonderful memories of travelling and performing with 75 of my best musicalfriends.We visiteda host of countries I might not have otherwise seen and we sang in some of the most architecturally and acoustically acclaimed venues you could imagine. [...]