How Much Does Fatigue Among Employees Cost Your Company?


A fatigued workforce is less productive. Employees who are fatigued are more likely to make errors or create issues that could wind up costing their company time and money. A worker who feels fatigued all the time may take more sick days, which increases the chance of accidents and workplace injuries. Their job demands, insufficient sleep, or a combination of the two could be to blame for this fatigue.

Unfortunately, office fatigue is a common problem that negatively affects both workers and their employers.

The National Safety Council (NSC) estimates that lost productivity from fatigue costs American firms $136 billion a year. An organization with 1,000 employees on average should expect to lose $1 million per year as a result of fatigue, including $272,000 in absenteeism and $776,000 in presenteeism (being present at work but unfocused).

Even a small business might lose money from fatigue. More than 40% of workers report having sleep problems, and those who work night shifts, extra-long jobs, or irregular hours are more likely to feel drowsy from not getting enough sleep. However, many factors than only sleep duration affect worker weariness (or lack thereof). How an employee spends their time at work has a big impact on how likely they are to experience chronic fatigue.


In many different industries, the majority of people's workdays—if not all of them—are spent standing up. People who spend their entire shifts standing up and moving around, such as cashiers, workers on assembly lines, wait staff, and other personnel, are more prone to become fatigued and hurt than those who get to sit down.

Here, anti-fatigue floor mats can greatly enhance a company's efforts to protect both its workers and itself from the negative effects of fatigue.

It is difficult for your standing body to maintain adequate weight distribution and adjustment on anti-fatigue mats. A soft membrane on the mats provides buoyancy for a person standing on them. You'll have to move and reposition your feet frequently, which will prevent you from having problems with numbness, tense muscles, or poor blood circulation.