Does alertness management training work for workers who suffer from sleepiness at work?

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Keywords: alertness management training, shifts, shift workers, sleepiness, on duty sleepiness, learning, organisational learning, learning and development

The issue of sleepiness at work is a serious one in many professions. People feeling sleepy, or actually falling asleep at work, can have serious health and safety consequences, but also lowers productivity and can cause a range of other issues to do with a lack of focus, engagement and work absorption. Sleepiness at work is a particular problem for shift workers, long-distance drivers, people engaged in monotonous work and employees who are exhausted. This is particularly an issue where alertness needs to be maintained for safety or productivity reasons.

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