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A.G.A. SAFETY BRIEF: FATIGUE AWARENESS

Frustrated student
Frustrated student

Fatigue is a workplace hazard, and it needs to be managed in the same way as other hazards. Fatigue can reduce:

 the ability to make decisions

 communication skills

 attention

 the ability to handle stress

 reaction time

 productivity and performance

Hazards from fatigue can also result in increased errors in judgement.

CONTROL MEASURES/SAFEGUARDS

Tips for employees At work:

 vary work tasks so you stay alert

 take regular breaks

 tell your supervisor or manager if you’re feeling fatigued Outside of work:

 Making sleep a priority

 Improving the quality and quantity of your sleep; have a regular bed time routine, make sure your bedroom is dark, cool and comfortable; get treatment for sleep disorders

 Choose what you eat and drink carefully: eat nutritious meals, drink plenty of water; minimize your caffeine and alcohol intake, etc.

 

G.O. Kwarteng Manager,

SHE AngloGold Ashanti 

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