EIGA Safety Information - Human Factor 09/19 – Task shift worker fatigue - From working patterns and overtime

Fatigue refers to the issues that arise from excessive working time or poorly designed shift patterns.

Fatigue is a perceived state of ‘weariness' caused by prolonged or intensive exertion. It results in slower reactions, reduced ability to process information, memory lapses, absent-minded slips, ‘losing the picture', lack of attention etc.

Fatigue can lead to errors and accidents, ill-health and injury, and reduced productivity. It is often a root cause of major accidents.

This publication is intended for all personnel who are involved in managing shift workers.

This revision has minor editorial changes as well as an enlarged reference section.

This publication can be viewed or downloaded on the EIGA Website by clicking here. You can view or download many other EIGA publications at the following address: www.eiga.eu.

 18 April 2019

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