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2019 Industry Fatigue Report

The Australia Industry Fatigue Report 2019 offers an in-depth look at the battle against fatigue within the Australian industry. This comprehensive report highlights the personal and financial impacts of fatigue on Australian industry, identifying worker fatigue as a rapidly growing safety concern. Research suggests that fatigue is four times more likely to contribute to workplace impairment than drugs or alcohol, with up to 30% of workplace accidents directly linked to worker fatigue.

Industry Fatigue Report 2019

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These resources, located towards the middle of the page, are invaluable for anyone looking to delve deeper into the topic of fatigue and its implications within the industry.

Fatigue is more than simply feeling tired and drowsy. In the context of work, it is a state of mental and/or physical exhaustion that significantly diminishes a person's ability to carry out tasks safely and effectively. The manifestation of fatigue can vary widely, including:

  • Difficulty concentrating
  • Low motivation
  • Impaired decision-making and judgement
  • Reduced hand-eye coordination or slow reflexes
  • Other behavioural changes, such as repeatedly arriving late for work

The productivity of workers across all aspects of work is compromised by fatigue, leading to an increase in errors, incidents, and injuries, especially when:

  • Operating fixed or mobile plant, including driving vehicles
  • Undertaking critical tasks that require a high level of concentration
  • Engaging in night or shift work during usual sleeping hours

This Industry Fatigue Report 2019 report delves into the nature of fatigue, how it affects the body, and the biochemical actions within the brain and body that contribute to it. It also discusses how targeted supplementation can mitigate fatigue's impacts, enhancing safety in the field.

Central nervous system fatigue arises when there is a depletion of catecholamine neurotransmitters. The brain's signalling chemicals necessary for concentration, motor function, alertness, and motivation. With targeted supplementation of the nutrients the brain utilises to remain alert and combat fatigue, energy levels and worker safety can be significantly improved.

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