According to a report from RAND Corp., tired workers cost U.S. economy $411 billion a year in reduced job productivity and fatigue-related accidents.
Workplace accidents are tragic, costly, and bad for morale. Unfortunately, many companies are one good night’s sleep away from a serious, costly, and preventable workplace accident. Even if your employees aren’t flying planes or operating heavy machinery, they could make poor decisions resulting in accidents involving themselves or others. Even one slip-and-fall involving a sleepy worker could result in extremely costly (and avoidable) litigation for your company.
Fortunately, most accidents are preventable. When your employees achieve a solid night’s sleep, they’re better prepared to act, think, and behave safely. In the event of an emergency, they will feel more clear-headed and responsive. When your company invests in sleep, you demonstrate a genuine concern for your employees’ safety. And your bottom line will thank you for it.