Fatigue in the workplace decreases performance and increases the risk of accidents, injuries, and loss of life. Fatigue can be the result of insufficient sleep, prolonged physical or mental activity, and/or disruption of sleep because of irregular shift work.
By taking some easy steps towards managing fatigue in the workplace – employers can save millions and even improve the quality of life for all employees.
Falls are the most common causes of serious work related injuries and deaths. Every year, hundreds of construction workers are killed on the job and more than a third die from falls, the number one cause of accidental deaths in the industry.
National Fall Prevention Safety Stand-Down Week is the time to raise fall hazard awareness and that every injury or death from a fall is preventable with proper training and the use of appropriate fall protection.
On April 28, communities, labor organizations, and workers observe Workers Memorial Day to remember those who have suffered and died on the job and to renew the fight for safe jobs. Take a moment this week to honor their and their families’ sacrifice. Think about safety on the job and work safely and smart.
OSHA recommends Outreach training as an orientation to occupational safety and health for workers. Some states require OSHA Outreach training and have enacted laws mandating the 10hr and/or 30hr OSHA training requirements. Likewise, some employers, unions, organizations or other jurisdictions may also require OSHA Outreach training.