Fatigue Risk Management for First Responders: State of Knowledge

May 02, 2022

First responders are at high risk of suffering from decrements in neurocognitive and physical performance related to fatigue. Such performance decrements endanger not only the personal health and safety of these responders but also the health and safety of their fellow responders and the public they serve. Fatigue may also be a precursor to adverse longer-term outcomes, such as musculoskeletal disorders, cardiovascular disease, and mental health disorders. Appropriate management, policymaking, standards, guidance, and research activities can reduce the exposure to these fatigue-related risks and hazards before they pose significant problems during emergency response operations. 

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