Australian Research indicates that poor alertness due to fatigue causes almost 10,000 serious workplace injuries each year.

With half of the organisations surveyed believing their workers are more fatigued now than in previous years.

Businesses need to make sure that they are actively tracking employee workloads and implementing automated systems that provide triggered alerts.

Workplaces need to be proactive in monitoring and managing work schedules and to implement programs and policies to minimise fatigue impact.