Daylight Savings fatigue, be aware…
Who is responsible for fatigue management in the workplace:
|Employee responsibilities |
• Arriving at work in a fit state to work the expected shift length.
• Reporting all incidents and accidents.
• Maintaining communication with work colleagues, supervisors, and management
• Being aware of fatigue and how to counter it in the workplace; for example, by getting adequate rest or sleep prior to work times.
|Employer responsibilities |
• Appropriate and safe work schedule design that allows for adequate recovery periods during the shift and between shifts.
• Appropriate and safe shift duration.
• Assessment, control, and monitoring of fatigue related hazards.
• Development of policies, procedures, and practices to manage risk related to fatigue.
• Providing information on workplace hazards, such as fatigue.
|Remember – if you are too tired to work safely, then stop what you’re doing.|