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Fatigue can affect a person’s health and increase the chance of workplace injuries. This guide outlines the legal duties of workplaces to reduce fatigue-related injuries among workers. It explains:

  • what causes fatigue and how it affects workers
  • how to identify when fatigue is a hazard in the workplace
  • how to consult with employees and health and safety representatives to prevent fatigue
  • ways to use a risk management approach to prevent fatigue by addressing mental and physical demands, work scheduling, working time, environmental conditions and factors outside the workplace
  • providing workers with training about fatigue

At the end of the document there are case studies to demonstrate how to prevent fatigue, along with relevant tools for more information.