REST & RECOVER

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REST & RECOVER

By ensuring that your employees have enough rest and breaks during working hours, you can expect your workforce to stay alert, make the right decisions and avoid mishaps and accidents. A well-rested workforce can help reduce overall healthcare cost to your company.

BENEFITS
OF HAVING RESTED
& HEALTHIER EMPLOYEES
When your employees have enough rest and breaks, they will have:
  • Stronger immune systems and are less likely to suffer from illnesses
  • Better focus at work that will boost their productivity
  • Fewer lapses in concentration which lead to fewer work accidents
WHAT
EMPLOYERS
CAN DO
Introduce a healthy culture and work environment with these actions:
  • Schedule regular breaks for workers to prevent physical fatigue and help them to stay alert
  • Train supervisors to educate workers on symptoms of dehydration during interactions with other workers, and observe social distancing in the current Covid-19 situation
  • Provide workers with a proper rest area
  • Empower supervisors to reassign work should the worker show signs of inadequate sleep or lack of alertness
  • Offer easy access to clean hot/cold drinking water
  • Educate workers (e.g. through teleconference talks and e-posters) on the impact and benefits of sufficient sleep

View resource on Fatigue Management here.

View resource on Heat Stress here.

View article on sleep here.