Unsafe behavior is the most common cause of workplace incidents. Drug and alcohol use alter human behavior and should be eliminated.
From the Exxon Valdez’s oil spill to the world’s largest nuclear disaster at Chernobyl, fatigue is dangerous and has no place in the workplace. Worker fatigue is caused by continuous lack of sleep (less than 8 hours a night, on average), long work hours, inclement weather condition, or by work that is physically and mentally demanding, such as in the construction and oil industries. As fatigue reduces a worker’s alertness, errors and injury ensues. Proper sleep during the workweek and the right amount of rest during off-hours will help the workplace stay safe.
Every person is different, meaning that there are as many variables to a job as there are people. Individuals come with a distinct set of skills and personality, therefore requiring personalized support to maximize their capabilities.