According to Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA), occupational fatigue has become a steadily growing safety issue in the workforce, with reports showing that 5,333 workers were fatally injured on the job in 2019.
While most jobs are generally safe, others in more high-risk industries can be incredibly dangerous, especially for employees working under irregular circumstances, such as long hours, heavy workloads and stressful conditions.
When an employee is tired, their reaction and judgment are affected, and they are more likely to cause an accident or injure themselves or others. What are the warning signs of fatigue? Keep a watchful eye on your workers and train management staff to notice these warning signs:
Slow reaction times
Errors in judgment
Fatigue affects workplace safety and efficiency in many ways. If you have been injured on the job, you may be eligible to collect workers’ compensation payments. Unfortunately, sometimes workers are denied the compensation that they lawfully deserve.
To speak with an experienced workers’ compensation attorney in Greenville, SC, contact Smith Injury Law for a free initial consultation at 864-300-4878.