Nearly 13,000 American workers are injured each day and each injury is preventable.
Adults need seven to nine hours of sleep each day to reach peak performance, but nearly one-third report averaging less than six hours. The effects of fatigue are far-reaching and can have an adverse impact in all areas of our lives. Consider these facts:
- Safety performance decreases as employees become tired
- You are three times more likely to be in a car crash if you are fatigued
- More than 5,000 people died in drowsy-driving related crashes in 2014Losing even 2 hours of sleep is similar to the effect of having 3 beers
- Being awake for more than 20 hours is the equivalent of being legally drunk
- Chronic sleep-deprivation causes depression, obesity, cardiovascular disease and other illnesses
STAY SAFE! GET AT LEAST 7 HOURS OF SLEEP EACH NIGHT