How much are tired employees costing your business?

If you’re concerned about your bottom line—and who isn’t?—you might want to check out this free online calculator.

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If you’re concerned about your bottom line—and who isn’t?—you might want to check out this free online calculator.

The Itasca, Illinois-based National Safety Council teamed with investigators at Brigham and Women’s Hospital in Boston to develop an online tool to calculate the cost of fatigue in the workplace and tired employees: NSC Fatigue Cost Calculator.

The tool takes into account location, industry, number of employees and number of shift workers. According to the site, employers who fill it out receive “an estimate of how much fatigue is costing their bottom line and how much of the burden can be avoided with programs implemented in the workplace.”

More than 43% of U.S. workers are sleep deprived, and 62% of night-shift workers complain about sleep loss, the NSC says. Employees on rotating shifts are particularly vulnerable because they cannot adapt their “body clocks” to an alternative sleep pattern

The National Safety Council is a nonprofit organization, chartered by Congress in 1913 and whose mission is to eliminate unintentional injuries and deaths at work, in homes and communities and on the road.

Development of the Fatigue Cost Calculator was part of the Sleep Matters Initiative led by investigators at Brigham and Women’s Hospital and Harvard Medical School in Boston to “promote widespread changes in social norms that will engender a culture of sleep health.”

 

 

 

 

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