Fatigue prevention in the workplace: Your health and safety guide

How to prevent workplace injuries caused by fatigue.

Last updated

Jul 2019

Reading level

medium

File Type and Size

PDF, 1.16 MB

Document Length

25 pages

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.