Feeling tired or drowsy after prolonged mental or physical effort at work is normal. Fatigue, however is more than just feeling tired.
Fatigue is an acute and/or chronic state of tiredness that can lead to mental and/or physical exhaustion. Fatigue prevents people from functioning within normal boundaries. Fatigue can be physical, mental or both. If properly identified, fatigue can be effectively managed and controlled.
This program covers:
- A definition of fatigue
- The causes of fatigue
- Work-related and non work-related factors contributing to fatigue
- The effects of fatigue
- Hazards and consequences
- Control of fatigue hazards
- The role of the individual
The objective is to highlight the major hazard areas associated with fatigue and by so doing, increase awareness of the standards for worker responsibility in observing and being active in daily safety procedures. 11 minutes.