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69% of employees are tired at work

Nearly seven out of ten employees surveyed by the National Safety Council report feeling tired at work.  [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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Nightmare about spiders caused him to fall, break foot: Does he get workers’ comp?

This firefighter/EMT was at the firehouse when he suffered an injury. Despite that, his employer says his injury wasn’t work-related. How did a court rule?  [Read more…]

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Sleep-deprived workers cost U.S. businesses $411 billion a year

A new study quantifies the financial effects on fatigued workers on U.S. businesses. The impact is enough to wipe out the current annual increase in the Gross Domestic Product.  [Read more…]

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Drowsy driving: Implications beyond just night-shift workers

Researchers say their recent study into night shifts and drowsy driving has implications beyond those who work primarily when it’s dark.  [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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Study: People working more than one job at greater risk for fatigue

Recent reports show the number of people working part-time jobs is at an all-time high. And many of those people are working more than one job. What are the implications for workplace safety because of the number of people working multiple jobs?  [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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A tweak to Daylight Saving Time for safety?

A 2009 study showed there are 5.7% more workplace injuries on the Monday after the change to Daylight Saving Time. What if a tweak to DST would help reduce that effect? [Read more…]

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What’s better for safety: Daytime or split sleep schedules?

Know nighttime workers who are frustrated trying to sleep for eight hours during the day? A new study provides them with an option. [Read more…]

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