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10 ways fatigue harms the workplace

Safety pros know the impact fatigued employees create in the workplace. Here’s a reminder of how big that impact can be.  [Read more…]

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‘Mondays are always tough, but this one could be deadly’

While many of us appreciate the extra hour of sunshine in the evening, Daylight Saving Time (DST) comes with risks, particularly for workplace safety.  [Read more…]

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43% of Americans say they’re too tired to work safely

“Fitness for duty starts with getting a good night’s sleep,” said the head of the National Safety Council. Unfortunately, an NSC survey shows a sizable percentage of U.S. workers don’t think they fit that description.  [Read more…]

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Which activities most likely to increase vehicle crash risk?

Which is more distracting for drivers: being emotionally agitated or activities like using a hand-held cell phone?  [Read more…]

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This is what’s causing U.S. workers to be more fatigued

About one out of three U.S. workers gets less than six hours of sleep per night. A new study finds a primary cause of this sleep deprivation.  [Read more…]

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Nurse’s family sues, says she was worked to death

The husband and children of a registered nurse who was killed in a car crash as she was returning home after work are suing the hospital, claiming she was worked to death. [Read more…]

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Can you catch up on lost sleep during the weekend?

Sleep deprivation can negatively impact employees’ ability to work safely. A new study takes a close look on how much weekend make-up sleep helps employees stay alert. [Read more…]

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Fact or myth: For a better nap, avoid caffeine

The only thing that will truly help an employee who is feeling drowsy at work is to take a nap. But will workers be able to get enough rest during a nap if they’ve been consuming caffeine?  [Read more…]

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NTSB’s Top 10 Most Wanted List for safety

Even if your company isn’t in transportation, some items on the National Transportation Safety Board’s (NTSB) Most Wanted List of 10 safety issues are easily applicable to all sorts of industries. [Read more…]

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Hazard reduction strategies for long work shifts

It’s often unavoidable: Employees in safety-sensitive jobs have to put in long hours to meet a deadline. However, a new report suggests there are steps that can reduce the risks that fatigue will lead to injuries or even death. [Read more…]

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