According to the National Safety Council (NSC), fatigued workers cost employers about $1,200 to $3,100 per employee in declining job performance each year, while sleepy workers are estimated to cost employers $136 billion a year in health-related, lost productivity. On top of that, almost 13% of work injuries are attributable to sleep deprivation.
‘Sleepless nights hurt everyone,’ NSC President and CEO Deborah A.P Hersman said in a press release. ‘Many of us have been conditioned to just power through our fatigue, but worker health and safety on the job are compromised when we don’t get the sleep we need. Doing nothing to address fatigue, costs employers a lot more than they think.’