Recap: Fatigue at work

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Late last winter – when we didn’t truly know what was in front of us–I had the opportunity to trade notes with Jeffrey Dalto of Convergence Training. I was fresh from teaching several classes on the topic of fatigue at work. While the way we work has changed for most of us, there is no doubt that many of us still struggle to get enough quality sleep each night. If we are an essential worker we may find ourselves with even longer hours than before the pandemic. If we are among those attempting to fit in work hours at home with everything else, we also may struggle to fit it all in. Finally, for all us including those temporarily out of work, the stress of today’s world easily impacts how well we sleep.

It feels fitting to share my interview with Jeffrey Dalto about the safety and health consequences of sleep deficiency and fatigue. If you don’t already follow the excellent educational videos and articles provided by Convergence, I encourage you to check them out.

In a continuation of our focus on the health and safety aspects of fatigue at work, we recently had a discussion with industrial hygienist Dede Montgomery, who leads up Outreach and Education at the Oregon Institute of Occupational Health Sciences, OHSU, and the Oregon Healthy Workforce Center. about fatigue at work, the negative safety and health consequences of it, and how to prevent it…” Read more on Convergence’s website.

Learn more about sleep research at the Oregon Institute of Occupational Health Sciences. Click on our sleep researchers names below to learn more about their research.

Learn more about Sleep Guidelines During the COVID-19 Pandemic shared by the National Sleep Foundation. Find other resources about Sleep and Shiftwork on our Resource Directory.