Monitor Workloads

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The management of workloads is important in making sure that individuals do not become overburdened or fatigued.

To prevent the onset of fatigue, management can:

  • Avoid overloading individuals with too much work or placing unrealistic expectations on the completion of tasks and deadlines.
  • Schedule workloads appropriately according to the duration and intensity of the shift.
  • Vary individual’s tasks and activities to avoid extended periods of physically demanding, highly focused or repetitive work.
  • Avoid scheduling demanding, dangerous or monotonous tasks during the night, early morning or towards the end of long shifts. These times of the day are when a person will feel the most tired.
  • Provide working environments that have good lighting and visibility.
  • Provide equipment which reduces physical strain and manual labour, such as exoskeletons and electric wheelbarrows.