Fatigue Risk Management

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Learn about fatigue and its safety risks in the workplace, effects on retail employees and the strategies that you can take to avoid it.

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  1. Fatigue's Effects on Retail Employees
  2. Safety Risks of Fatigue In The Workplace
  3. What Causes Fatigue at Work?
  4. Strategies to Avoid Fatigue
  5. Review Quiz

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Fatigue's Effects on Retail Employees

Learn more about what fatigue is and its negative impact on retail workers.
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Fatigue's Effects on Retail Employees

Fatigue's Effects on Retail Employees

**What is fatigue? **

Fatigue's Effects on Retail Employees

Fatigue is physical or mental exhaustion caused by several factors such as: Overwork Stress Medication Extreme heat Underlying physical or mental illness

Fatigue reduces an employee's ability to work by: Increasing the time it takes to complete a task Impairing their concentration.

How does fatigue reduce one's ability to work?

Fatigue in our industry In the retail industry, there are two most common things that causes fatigue, these are: Irregular shifts that are longer than eight hours Work hours that limits one from getting enough sleep in between shifts Here's an example: You were asked to do a late night shift today and then an early morning shift the following day. That scenario limits your chance to get enough sleep so, you're most likely to experience fatigue.

Safety Risks of Fatigue In The Workplace

Learn about the safety and health risks that may affect you at work caused by fatigue.
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Safety Risks of Fatigue in the Workplace

Safety Risks of Fatigue In The Workplace

Now that you know what fatigue is, it's time to learn its safety risks in the workplace.

Safety Risks of Fatigue In The Workplace

You might ask, "But wait, is fatigue really a workplace issue?"

Definitely. Fatigue causes safety risks in the workplace.

What makes fatigue a safety risk? As you know, fatigue is an individual's mental or physical exhaustion, caused by several factors. Some of its known effects are reduced physical ability and impaired concentration. Aside from those, fatigue also increases an employee's hazard exposure by: Reduced mental functioning, Impaired judgment, Slowed reaction time, and Increased risk-taking behavior.

While those events are far from happening to us in the retail industry, it doesn't mean that we shouldn't worry about it!

Safety Risks of Fatigue In The Workplace

One way or another, fatigue poses health and safety risks - Aside from accidents, studies have shown that it's also linked to other serious health problems.

Aside from Musculoskeletal disorders and reproductive problems, what are the 2 other maladies that you may develop from fatigue?

What Causes Fatigue at Work?

Find out about the factors that may cause an employee to suffer fatigue at work.
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What causes fatigue at work?

What Causes Fatigue at Work?

From the previous lessons in this course, you probably got a general idea already that fatigue is caused by long and irregular working hours.

What Causes Fatigue at Work?

Although that's correct, there are also other factors in the workplace that may cause an employee to suffer from fatigue!

What Causes Fatigue at Work?

In this lesson, we'll cover the different factors that may cause an employee to suffer from fatigue.

The 3 main types of factors that may cause fatigue are: Natural causes (disorders) Substance-related factors Work-related factors

Other than insomnia, what are the 2 other disorders that may cause an employee to suffer from fatigue?

Strategies to Avoid Fatigue

Learn about the strategies and practices that you can apply in your everyday living to avoid fatigue.
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Strategies to Avoid Fatigue

Strategies to Avoid Fatigue

Now that you're more familiar with the negative effects of fatigue, you're probably curious about how it can be avoided, right? Swipe up to find out the only way to fight fatigue!

Sleep. That's it - fatigue isn't really a disease that you can fight through therapy or medication. To simply put it, fatigue is the body’s signal that it needs a rest period or sleep.

Strategies to Avoid Fatigue

In our industry, retail employees must be more aware of what to do to get satisfying sleep and when to do it!

Strategies to Avoid Fatigue

How can we protect our sleep?

Review Quiz

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**Fatigue Risk Management ** Test your knowledge about fatigue and how to fight it by taking this review quiz!

Review Quiz

How does fatigue reduce one's ability to work?

Aside from Musculoskeletal disorders and reproductive problems, what are the 2 other illnesses that you may develop from fatigue?

How can we protect our sleep?

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