From The Ergoweb® Learning Center

Can Airline Maintenance Errors Be the Result of Sleepy Workers?

In an attempt to increase efforts to resolve airline maintenance errors, the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) recently began hiring additional experts to determine why maintenance mistakes occur and how to prevent them. And what they’re finding as the source of these errors is that worker fatigue and a host of other human factors and ergonomics-related problems, may be the at the heart of the issue.

Fatigue, including a lack of sleep, can be a pricey problem for all sectors of industry. According to the National Sleep Foundation, sleep deprivation costs over $100 billion annually in lost productivity, medical expenses, time off and property damage for businesses in the United States. Overtime and downsizing