Alexandria, VA – In its nightly email, the city continues to urge residents to stay at home, unless going out is essential. And when out, they stress the importance of maintaining six feet of distance around others.
Here is some help for essential workers fighting fatigue. Recently, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) released information on how to handle job-related fatigue and stress. The strategies can be found HERE .
They apply to both employers and employees. Topics covered include improving sleep and how to rotate shifts.
It is well known that long work hours and shift work, combined with stressful or physically demanding work, can lead to poor sleep, extreme fatigue, and increased risk for injury and deteriorating health.
The CDC website includes training information from the National Institute of Occupational Safety and Health for emergency responders and nurses.