Fatigue expert witnesses may write reports on driver fatigue, asleep at the wheel, drowsiness, and related issues. The Circadian Newsletter describes the problems involved with fatigued employees.
Studies have clearly linked fatigue to increases in human error, accidents, injuries and poor performance. In fact, one study found that fatigued workers cost U.S. employers more than $136 billion per year in lost productivity. In addition, several studies have confirmed that fatigue impairment can produce a similar impairment as alcohol in terms of logical reasoning, concentration, information processing, judgment, hand-eye coordination, and reaction times. Quite simply, as people perform without sufficient rest, the likelihood of errors and accidents increases.
Read more: circadian.com.