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Date PostedJune 15, 2019

New Government Inquiry Compared Tiredness to being Drunk

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A federal investigation into sleep health in the workplace found that tired workers are as impaired as drunk drivers.

This is a particularly important revelation for high risk industries such as construction where tired workers, as impaired as being drunk, can cause serious health and safety issues.

The government inquiry found that impaired workers are a danger to themselves and others.

The federal investigation into sleep health in the workplace found that shifts that affect regular sleep are dangerous and make employees less productive, thereby coming at a major cost to the economy. It also increases the risk of accidents, injuries and mistakes.

Long shifts and fly-in fly-out work were identified as particularly concerning because they leave workers more prone to accidents due to fatigue.

The federal inquiry called on the government to act on the major recommendation that sleep be considered a “third pillar” of healthy living along with diet and exercise.

Find out more at https://www.news.com.au/lifestyle/health/health-problems/being-tired-at-work-the-equivalent-of-being-drunk-federal-inquiry/news-story/79213de6b6ba9696a3adbbe92f96a68e

Steven Asnicar is regarded as a leader across many fields of industry. In particular, his specialisation across the health, infrastructure, construction, resource and utility sectors has seen him successfully change the dynamics of these industries through the introduction of new strategic, marketing, training and technical frameworks. Steven works closely with industry peak bodies such as Safework Australia, Australian Logistics Council, National Advisory for Tertiary Education, Skills and Employment (NATESE) and the Council of Australian Governments in the development of new delivery standards and industry specific programs.

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