Falling asleep on the job

Brain monitoring, fatigue monitoring technology part of new frontier for safety-sensitive workplaces
By Liz Bernier
|Canadian HR Reporter|Last Updated: 10/30/2015

Instead of drugs, alcohol or ineffective training, the biggest safety risk at a workplace might just be tired workers.

Fatigue is actually four times more likely to contribute to workplace impairment than drugs and alcohol, and a fatigued worker is at a 70 per cent greater risk of injury than a non-fatigued worker, according to the Public Services Health and Safety Association (PSHSA).