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Safety Tip of the Week: Drowsy Driving

Stay Alert at the Wheel:

It can be dangerous to drive or operate equipment while drowsy. According to the National Safety Council, sleepiness slows reaction time, decreases awareness and impairs judgment. Those most at risk for fatigue and drowsiness are third shift workers, those with unrecognized sleep disorders and those taking medication with sedatives. There are some warning signs you can watch for to make sure you and your coworkers stay safe:

– Eyes closing or going out of focus by themselves
– Trouble keeping your head up
– Not remembering driving the last few minutes
– Yawning nonstop

Experts recommend getting 7-8 hours of sleep per night.

You can learn more from the National Safety Council by clicking here.

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