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Fatigue Awareness for General Industry 
Certificate Course

Workers in any industry can experience fatigue-related accidents in the workplace. Whether fatigue stems from poor quality of sleep, extended work hours, stressful shifts or other causes, it is important for general industry workers to understand how to recognize the signs of fatigue and take preventive action.

Throughout this one-hour course, students will learn helpful strategies for fatigue prevention, including techniques for spotting fatigue in themselves and their co-workers. After you complete your training, you can immediately download your Certificate of Completion.

Studies have shown that fatigue can be linked to not just accidents in the workplace, but physical and mental health problems as well. In this online course, workers and employers alike can learn about the science of fatigue and the important role that adequate sleep plays in improving our safety, health and quality of work.

If you are a worker or employer in the construction industry, you can take the construction version of this course to learn about industry-specific hazards related to fatigue.

Complete Your OSHA Fatigue Awareness for General Industry Course Online

Our online fatigue awareness course has numerous benefits, including:

  • 24/7 course access
  • Guaranteed to pass
  • Train at your own pace
  • You have 180 days to complete the course

The Fatigue Awareness for General Industry course takes about one hour to complete.

Who Should Take the Fatigue Awareness for General Industry Course?

This course is ideal for general industry workers, supervisors and employers who want to learn more about preventing accidents and injuries related to workplace fatigue.

General industry is an OSHA classification that applies to most industries outside of construction. If you are a construction worker or employer, you can take the construction version of this course.

About the Fatigue Awareness for General Industry Course

Throughout the course's three learning modules, students will gain a deeper understanding of the potential risks of working 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 on what you have learned. 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.

Learning Objectives for the Fatigue Awareness for General Industry Course

The primary goal of this course is to teach you to recognize the risks associated with workplace fatigue. You will learn how to prevent common fatigue-related accidents on general industry jobsites.

Key topics covered in the course include:

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

Fatigue Awareness for General Industry Course Outline

The Fatigue Awareness for General Industry 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:

  • Fatigue on the Job
  • Preventing Fatigue
  • Sleep Hygiene

Learning objectives include:

  • Relate fatigue to worksite accidents
  • List ways that you can spot 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 Heat and Cold Stress
  • Medical Conditions and Substance Use
  • Additional Resources

Learning objectives include:

  • Describe how employers can address worker fatigue through shift policies
  • List policies that employers can implement to reduce fatigue from heat and cold stress
  • State how worker training can reduce fatigue hazards on 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 resources such as OSHA and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).