EOL Safety Seminar: Waking Up To Fatigue Factors In The Workplace

Date: 
Thursday, November 12, 2015 - 09:00 to 10:30
Location: 
FL2 1001 - Small Seminar Room
Contact Name: 
Brigitte Baeuerle
Contact Email: 
Contact Phone: 
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Waking Up To Fatigue Factors In The Workplace

Susan Sawatzky

In Scope Solutions

Research has indicated fatigue is 4X more likely to cause worker impairment than drugs or alcohol. Fatigue is a causal factor in an estimated 20% of all vehicle fatalities and indicated in 5% of all workplace fatalities. Yet this prevalent health and safety risk is still largely under-recognized by the majority of individuals and organizations. When fatigue is identified as a workplace hazard, many are not aware of existing best practices and personal mitigation strategies available.

When work and/or personal requirements cause us to extend our normal waking hours, it is important to recognize the health and safety issues that are created. Recognizing the symptoms of fatigue and assessing fatigue risks can help inform when mitigation is needed, and having a strategic plan for dealing with fatigue can help individuals take control and proactively manage the issue.

This presentation is based on the belief that knowing the health and safety implications of fatigue impairment can create a work culture that better recognizes and addresses the issue. It is designed empower individuals by providing awareness of the issues and increasing their understandings of the best practices needed to address it.


 

Seminar will be webcast at: http://www.fin.ucar.edu/it/mms/fl2-live.htm

Thursday November 12, 2015 9:00am – 10:30am

Refreshments 8:45am

NCAR-Foothills Laboratory

3450 Mitchell Lane Bldg 2 Small Seminar Room (Rm1001)

SEMINAR CONTACT: Brigitte Baeuerle baeuerle@ucar.edu