02 May '18, 8pm

New blog: Don't let sleepiness derail your #health & #safety:

While sleep is vital for the safety of workers in all industries, sleep deprivation is more common in some professions than others. A recent CDC analysis found that the jobs with the highest rates of short sleep duration were communications equipment operators (58.2%), other transportation workers (54.0%) and rail transportation workers (52.7%). In addition to being less productive, sleep-deprived workers can be a threat to themselves and others, especially when operating heavy machinery such as motor vehicles. A person who is sleep-deprived can be as impaired as someone who is drunk. The negative effects of sleep loss can compromise driving ability, reduce alertness and attentiveness, delay reaction times and hinder decision-making skills.

Full article: http://www.metro-magazine.com/blogpost/729568/don-t-let-s...

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