Fatigue represents a physical and/or mental exhaustion that prevents a person from being able to function efficiently. If fatigue permeates the workplace, the risk of injuries and other accidents increases. As an employer, you have to be vigilant about signs or effects of fatigue in your employees. You can help keep your workers safe by undertaking measures that minimize their fatigue. Here are some that come highly recommended by occupational medicine providers:
Follow Working time regulations
The U.S. Department of Labor’s Wage and Hour Division has guidelines that set the standard on the period of time that an employee spends at paid occupational labor. These guidelines limit the number of hours that employee can work so that he or she can have ample time for sleep, rest and relaxation activities.