Getting enough sleep can affect many aspects of a person’s day. Some of these aspects can be a person’s mood and how well a person performs his or her job. Industrial Safety & Hygiene News (IS&HN) posted a blog (OSHA has no regulation for sleep deprivation – but you must know who is fit for duty) regarding the ways that sleep insufficiency can interfere with a person’s job performance through impeded judgment, lack of manual dexterity, and lack of alertness. Employees wear PPE and work to have situational awareness on the job, but severe sleep insufficiency could be “as dangerous as alcoholic impairment”.
The CDC website has an article “Insufficient Sleep is a Public Health Problem” that provides some sleep hygiene tips for better sleep:
These tips work well for 8-5 employees, but what about employees doing shift work? The IS&HN blog provides additional tips, including: