Fatigue is a major issue for safety, health and performance at work


Safety

 

Fatigue is a contributing factor to :

 

  • 20% of deadly accidents in the transportation industry
  • 25% of serious handling accidents

Health

 

Chronic fatigue highly contributes to :

  • Degraded performances
  • Depression and anxiety
  • Dibetes
  • Cardiovascular deseases
  • Cancers

Performance

 

Fatigued employees is linked to :

  • An increased rate of absenteeism 
  • A decrease in motivation and productivity
  • A decrease in attention and cognitive performance
  • Operational accidents

“Adopting a scientific approach when planning hours of work and its organization allows to prevent those effects”

 

Philippe Cabon,

Research fellow in Human Factors at Paris-Descartes University​, PhD in neuroscience