The loss of even one hour of sleep has been shown to cause an increase in health problems and accidents. The week after daylight savings time can be particularly worrisome with respect to workplace health and safety. Fatigue is always something to be concerned about but especially after the clocks spring ahead by one hour. The following infographic addresses fatigue in the workplace. Share this freely and encourage others to pay special attention to the hazards of working while fatigued.
I am thrilled that the American Society of Safety Professionals (ASSP) has decided to include this piece in the December issue of Professional Safety Journal (PSJ). If you are studying for a certification exam, I hope it will give you a few ideas to help you study better, so you remember key information longer (even past the exam!) Good Luck!
October 9th-15th is Fire Prevention Week. Many organizations hold some kind of fire safety training or event during this month. Consider trying something new, like a QR code Fire Safety Scavenger Hunt.
When using images in workplace training materials, it is important to only show images that are important to the trainee learning the material. Extra, or decorative items, can be distracting. They also increase the cognitive load (i.e., the amount of work the brain must do).