Drowsy driving causes well over a million car crashes per year, as well as half a million injuries and thousands of fatalities. The kind of chronic sleep deprivation experienced by shift workers increases their likelihood of being involved in an accident, especially when driving home after a shift. In fact, 16 hours of continuous wakefulness has been shown to have the same effect on reaction times as a blood alcohol content of 0.05%; at 21 hours, the effect is equivalent to a BAC of 0.08%, the legal limit of intoxication in most states.
Don’t put your life and job at risk due to lack of sleep. Click the link below to download this informative infographic, get help for sleep deprivation, and discover ways you can better manage your sleep and reduce your risk for shift work sleeping problems or accidents.
- Discover the connection between shift work and drowsy driving
- Become aware of fatigue-related health concerns impacting shift workers
- Learn strategies shift workers can use to manage their sleep schedules and minimize risk