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July 6th, 2020 · No Comments

Habit of Mind 12: Responding with Wonderment and Awe

“I would rather a mind opened by wonder than one closed by belief.”

 Gerry Spence

OSHA states that it is a combination of an Employee and Employers team working together to prevent — > Worker Fatigue

“Worker fatigue increases the risk for illnesses and injuries. Accident and injury rate s1 are 18% greater during evening shifts and 30% greater during night shifts when compared to day shifts. Reserach indicates that working 12 hours per day is associated with a 37% increased risk of injury2.  In a 2005 study reporting on a survey of 2737 medical residents, every extended shift scheduled in a month increased by 16.2 % monthly risk of a motor vehicle crash during their commute home from work.”

(Safety and Health Topics | Long Work Hours, Extended or Irregular Shifts, and Worker Fatigue – Hazards | Occupational Safety and Health Administration, 2020)

Fatigue is what we must fight in order to ensure we are working at our healthiest and safest abilities. 

 This Habit of MindResponding with Wonderment and Awe, is described by Art Costa and Bena Kallick as the habit of finding the world awesome and mysterious, and of being intrigued with phenomena and beauty.

Find a creative way to make your work count – find fun and healthy ways to stay intrigued and interested in your work output.

You are the source of your legacy.

Ways to avoid Fatigue:

a. get moving and active – stretch at work!

b. sleep well & manage your stress!

c. Cut out triggers drinks like caffeine and alcohol!

d. Rotating Shiftwork

e. Modified work environments that avoid cramping and strain in movements.


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