Sleep: The Most Important Component of Safe Behavior

Sleep: The Most Important Component of Safe Behavior

Presented: Jan 11, 2023  Available until: Jan 31, 2024

All of us know what it’s like to be tired or sleepy. But what if you felt tired all day, every day? For many workers, this is the norm. 

Why are workers not getting enough sleep? Experts think there are five main reasons: 

  • They don’t know the importance of sleep
  • They have economic and social pressures to stay awake
  • They simply have too much to do
  • They suffer from sleep disorders
  • They work shift work or more than 40 hours per week 

When you get less sleep than you need, the results are often slowed reaction time, reduced vigilance, reduced decision-making ability, poor judgment, distraction during complex tasks, and loss of awareness. During this webinar, we will discuss the safety implications of a sleepy workforce, why accidents happen, and discuss tips we can provide our workers to get a better night's rest.


Upon completion, participants will be able to:  

  1. Describe the importance of sleep
  2. Identify the benefits of sleep
  3. Anticipate the safety impacts of sleep deprivation for workers
  4. Practice tips for a better night’s sleep to increase safe decision making 


Michelle Reiher , CIH, CSP

Michelle Reiher is a certified industrial hygienist and certified safety professional with over 20 years of safety and health experience in general industry and mining.  She holds the MSHA IS, IU and IN certifications and has develop and conducted safety and health training within the MSHA Part 48 New Miner, Annual Refresher and Instructor Training courses.  She has a passion for health and safety training and believes everyone should be given the knowledge to make choices that will keep them safe.



This course contains 1 hours of instruction. 0.1 CEUs are offered for this course.

As an IACET Accredited Provider, Bowen Learning Network offers CEUs for its programs that qualify under the ANSI/IACET Standard.

Eligible for contact hours with the BGC, BCSP, IHMM, and other OESH certifying agencies.

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Completion Requirements

To receive a Certificate of Completion for this course, participants are required to complete the following items:

  1. Participate in the live webinar or review the on-demand webinar recording.
  2. Score 70% or higher on the quiz.
  3. Complete the webinar evaluation.

No certificate will be awarded to participants who do not meet the above completion requirements.

Computer Requirements

The Bowen Learning Network online virtual classrooms are powered by BigBlueButton. It fully supports the Windows, Mac OS X, and Chromebook platforms (see below for versions supported). Support is available for iOS (iPads) and Android Tablets. While smart phones can be used, the screens are too small to display all of the aspects of the Virtual Classroom.  For the best online learning experience, the use of a device with a larger screen is HIGHLY recommended. A physical keyboard is also recommended.


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