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Fatigue Awareness for Construction 
Certificate Course

Construction workers are often at risk for fatigue-related injuries due to long workdays, irregular shift times and the physical demands of their work. It is important to be mindful of workplace fatigue and take preventive action to avoid serious on-the-job accidents.

In this online course for construction workers and employers, you will learn the science behind fatigue and why our bodies need an appropriate amount of sleep. Students will also learn helpful strategies to prevent fatigue and spot the signs of fatigue in themselves and their co-workers.

Upon completion of the course, you can instantly download your Certificate of Completion.

Complete Your OSHA Fatigue Awareness Course Online

Our online Fatigue Awareness for Construction course has numerous benefits, including:

  • 24/7 course access
  • Guaranteed to pass
  • Train at your own pace
  • Log on and off as needed

The Fatigue Awareness for Construction course takes about one hour to complete. Each course module ends with a brief quiz. Once you finish the course and pass a 20-question final exam, you can immediately download your Certificate of Completion.

Who Should Take the Fatigue Awareness for Construction Course?

This course is ideal for workers, supervisors, contractors and employers in the construction industry who want to learn more about the hazards of workplace fatigue.

About the Fatigue Awareness for Construction Course

Throughout the course's three learning modules, students will gain a deeper understanding of the risks associated with performing construction work while fatigued.

Each module ends with a five-question quiz. You must score at least 80% on each quiz to advance to the next section. You will have an unlimited number of attempts to pass.

When you complete the course, you will be prompted to take a 20-question final exam. If you do not pass your exam on the first attempt, you can retake it until you get a passing score of 70% or higher.

After you complete the course and pass the final exam, your Certificate of Completion will be available for instant download.

You have 180 days to complete the course.

Learning Objectives for Fatigue Awareness for Construction

The primary goal of this course is to teach you how to recognize and prevent fatigue on the construction site. You will learn best practices that prevent fatigue-related incidents and keep workers safe.

Key topics covered in the course include:

  • Risk factors and causes of fatigue
  • Hazards of workplace fatigue during construction work
  • Ways construction workers and employers can prevent workplace fatigue
  • Resources that support workers' health and safety

Fatigue Awareness for Construction Course Outline

The Fatigue Awareness for Construction course is divided into three learning modules on fatigue awareness and prevention. You can find a full outline of each module below.

Module 1: The Science Behind Fatigue

Topics covered in Module 1 include:

  • The Science of Sleep
  • Causes of Fatigue
  • Fatigue vs. Drowsiness

Learning objectives include:

  • Describe the science of sleep as it relates to fatigue
  • Differentiate between fatigue and drowsiness
  • List the causes of fatigue
  • Name risk factors that can increase fatigue

Module 2: Strategies to Prevent Fatigue

Topics covered in Module 2 include:

  • Construction Work and Fatigue
  • Preventing Fatigue
  • Sleep Hygiene
  • Reducing Fatigue at Work

Learning objectives include:

  • Relate fatigue to worksite accidents
  • Identify signs of fatigue in yourself and your co-workers
  • Describe strategies that can help prevent fatigue before work
  • State safety measures that you can take if you become fatigued at work

Module 3: Employer Policies and Resources

Topics covered in Module 3 include:

  • Policies to Prevent Fatigue
  • Combating Temperature Stress
  • Medical Conditions and Substance Use

Learning objectives include:

  • Describe how employers can address worker fatigue through shift policies
  • List heat and cold stress policies that employers can implement to reduce fatigue
  • State how worker training can reduce fatigue hazards on a construction site
  • Name OSHA and CDC resources that support worker safety and health

Additional Links and Resources

Find more information about fatigue awareness and prevention, including articles from trusted sources such as OSHA and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).