Safe Supervisor Newsletter January 2017
New Study Examines Ties Between Acute Sleep Deprivation and Risk of Crashes
We already know that fatigue is a factor in traffic accidents because sleep deprivation slows reactions to stimuli, decreases accuracy of responses, and leads to long lapses in attention. But there’s been little scientific research that measures the relationship between specific amounts of sleep deprivation and crash risk.
The Workplace and Worker Health
Anew poll of working adults in the U.S. by National Public Radio, the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, and Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health was conducted to examine workers’ perceptions of health problems, experiences, issues, and challenges in the workplace.