Recharge to be in charge
During National Safety Month, learn how a good night’s sleep can be your best defense against workplace injuries.
posted June 01, 2017
Did you know?
- More than a third of adults report sleeping less than seven hours a night.
- Short sleep duration is associated with increased obesity, high blood pressure, diabetes, and other chronic diseases.
- Being awake for more than 20 hours can have the same impact as a blood-alcohol concentration of .08—the legal limit for intoxication in Oregon.
Here's what you can do:
- Practice good sleep habits. Go to bed at the same time each day. Keep your bedroom dark and cool. Avoid using electronics and eating right before bed.
- At work, provide access to healthy foods and exercise facilities.
- Offer a safe place for short naps (20 to 30 minutes max).
- Make sure drivers recognize the signs of fatigue, and know to pull over, switch drivers, or take a short nap when necessary.
Find resources for managing fatigue, including 13 signs that you’re too sleepy to drive.
Get more tips during National Safety Month: