WorkSafe Victoria has produced a guide on how to prevent workplace injuries to employees.
According to the guide, “Fatigue is an acute and/or ongoing state of exhaustion that leads to physical, mental or emotional exhaustion and prevents people from functioning safely and within normal boundaries.”
Fatigue affects a person’s health, increases the chance of workplace injuries occurring, and reduces performance and productivity within the workplace.
This publication assists employers and persons with duties under OHS laws to comply with those laws in relation to fatigue in the workplace. It explains an employer’s legal obligations, causes and effects of fatigue, how to identify it in the workplace, how to consult with employees, and ways to use a risk management approach to prevent fatigue.
Work-related fatigue: a guide for employers
from WorkSafe Victoria
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The BSB41419 Certificate IV in Work Health and Safety is a nationally accredited program that will teach you how to identify hazards in the workplace, assist with responding to incidents, assess and control risk and consult on work health and safety issues. This program is most suited to those in a Safety Officer or Health and Safety Representatives role, or those currently in leadership roles wishing to shift their career into Health and Safety.
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