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Report: Tired Employees Common in Shift Work

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October 19, 2018—More than two-thirds (69 percent) of employees are tired at work, according to a recent report. 

Many of these fatigued employees work in the transportation, manufacturing, and utilities industries that tend to use shift work, which commonly leads to fatigue, according to a report by the Insurance Journal.

A new National Safety Council report, Fatigue in Safety-Critical Industries: Impact, Risks and Recommendations, summarizes the results of two national surveys, one of employers and a second of employees. The surveys expose a gap between how employees and employers view the risks and consequences of being tired at work.

Around 97 percent of employers in the transportation industry feel the impact of fatigue, according to the Insurance Journal.

 

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