How much is fatigue costing the workplace?
The National Safety Council has teamed with Brigham and Women’s Hospital to develop an easy-to-use online tool that allows employers to receive a tailored estimate of how much worker fatigue is hurting their bottom line. The Fatigue Cost Calculator estimates how much of the burden can be avoided with programs implemented in the workplace.
According to a survey by the National Safety Council, 43% of U.S. workers are sleep deprived, and 70% of Americans admit they lose sleep. Workforce fatigue is costly, and no workplace is immune. The cost of sleep deficiency in the United States exceeded $410 billion dollars in 2015—equivalent to 2.28% of the gross domestic product (GDP).
Fatigue in the workforce can contribute to:
- Decreased productivity
- Increased absenteeism
- Higher healthcare costs
- Increased safety risks
Now employers can uncover what fatigue is costing them with the Fatigue Cost Calculator, a FREE tool that provides a tailored look at the cost of sleep disorders, percentage of workforce suffering from sleep problems and cost-savings of sleep-health programs.