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LAWYERS IN MILDLAND OR ODESSA?
Fatigued or sleepy workers are 70% more likely to get involved in accidents as compared to well-rested individuals. The accommodations provided to oilfield workers usually make it difficult for them to get quality sleep. Noise, unfamiliarity, and lack of privacy impact their hours of rest. Also, extended work hours increase the risk of accidents. Oilfield disasters may lead to lifelong injuries such as severe burns, fractures, and traumatic brain injuries.
Fatigue at the workplace could occur due to multiple reasons. Thus, there is no single countermeasure to reduce or eliminate fatigue. Here’s a list of some preventive strategies that could be adopted to reduce weariness:
ADEQUATE AND QUALITY SLEEP
Most people need full eight hours of sleep to remain completely alert during the day. Thus, it’s important to provide adequate resting time before a shift starts.
NAPPING AS A COUNTERMEASURE
Research suggests that short naps in-between shifts improve alertness. Naps during night shifts help sustain early morning performance and also increase workplace safety.
There are specific strategies that can improve each sleep opportunity. Making the bedroom totally dark, comfortable and setting an ideal temperature can stimulate good sleep. This, in turn, can eliminate fatigue, mental tension, blood pressure, and optimize performance.
Apart from the aforementioned steps, employers can also help reduce worker fatigue by:
- Making small adjustments in the work environment such as maintaining suitable temperature and lighting to ensure that the workers remain alert
- Addressing issues of the staff such as work hours, workload, and understaffing
- Arranging schedules to ensure that employees get enough rest breaks and proper nighttime sleep
Attorneys in Midland and Odessa at the Law Offices of L. Clayton Burgess understand how vulnerable oilfield injury victims are. Our steadfast commitment and experience in oilfield litigation ensure that our clients receive maximum financial relief.
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