Online: Fatigue at Work
Fatigue is an acute and/or chronic state of tiredness that can lead to mental and/or physical exhaustion. Fatigue can be physical, mental or both. It is worth noting that fatigue is a ‘symptom’ rather than a ‘disease’ or ‘disorder’. This means if properly identified, fatigue can be effectively managed and controlled.
This program covers:
- Definition of fatigue
- Causes of fatigue
- Work-related and non work-related factors contributing to fatigue
- Effects of fatigue hazards and consequences
- Control of fatigue hazards
- Role of the individual
The objective of this 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.