The epidemic of fatigue affects more than just shift workers and commercial drivers-all industries and jobs are increasingly affected by it. In fact, 54 percent of people getting six hours of sleep or less wake up tired at least four days a week. And while being tired might seem like no big deal, getting so little sleep triples your risk of causing an accident, and 40 percent of people regularly fall into that category.
The scary part is the disconnect between real and perceived risk. Fatigue is a serious mental and physical problem that affects your judgement and response time. Even scarier, we commonly think we’re “just tired” when, in fact, we are dangerously impaired.
If fighting fatigue isn’t your company’s No. 1 priority, it should be. And it starts with the must-know research and insight found in this webinar, including:
Warren Picken, Senior Safety Consultant, SafeStart
For almost 9 years, Warren Picken has been a SafeStart consultant and implementation specialist, providing training in both English and French. Prior to becoming a safety consultant, Picken worked at one of the largest gypsum board producers in the world for 11 years. Playing a key role in the implementation and management of a behavior-based safety program, he helped them earn the “Safety Plant of the Year Award’’ 6 out of the 7 years that the award existed during his tenure.
Picken is a charismatic and confident speaker with a passion for safety and a commitment to saving lives – especially after he discovered the critical need for 24/7 safety.
Attendees at his conference sessions have said that “His personal stories really make safety come to life! He is funny, sincere, and really gets you thinking about safety in a whole new light,” and that his delivery really reinforces the high incidence of off-the-job injuries.
Kevin Druley, Associate Editor, Safety+Health magazine
Druley covers worker safety for Safety+Health.