Fatigue awareness

Staying in Touch: Jacquelyn Oduro

Heavy construction crews are gearing up for the new construction season. It’s a good time to think about safe work, especially for those who will be putting in long hours. Long work days can lead to fatigue, which increases the risk of incidents and injuries.

Fatigue presents many hazards in the workplace; it impairs:

  • Ability to make decisions
  • Ability to stay focused
  • Communication skills
  • Reaction time
  • Performance and productivity

Varying routine work tasks can help you stay alert. Taking small breaks can help protect against fatigue.

Fatigue is often an overlooked hazard on the construction site, so please remember to review your company’s policy for managing fatigue. For practices and procedures on fatigue, visit our website.