Workplace Fatigue Experience Management

Abstract: The Journey of providing access and how you can utilize DPAN for your work.

Summary: Malibu Barron, MA, NCC and Amanda Sortwell Crane,LPC, LMHC are providinga 30-minute session to provide an intersectional perspectiveon workplace fatigue foremployees who are Deaf, DeafBlind, DeafDisabled, Hard-of-Hearing,and LateDeafness of all intersectional identities when workingin office and virtually.

During the pandemic, there is an increasing concern about work fatigue that canbe relevant to accessibility, physical fatigueness,sleeplessness, work productivity, andfeeling isolated – physically and mentally. In addition,an important layer is the stressorswith the socio-political issues, such as increasingawareness of antiracism leading totriggering conversations in workplaces, task forcesto address recruitments andretainments for DDBDDHHLD and BIPOC employees, andtokenism.

So, with that in mind, we must talk about the effectsand signs of workplacefatigue, which is preventable. This workshop is topromote you to better understand thecause and effect of workplace fatigue as well as becomingproactive and advocateyourself in receiving the support that you need atwork.

At the end of this workshop, you will be able to identifyyour own workplacefatigue signs and know the steps to reduce the symptoms.This is to hope that the Deafin Government community can initiate and continuethis paramount conversation,especially with the tenacious pandemic

“Sometimes you don’t feel the weight of something you’ve been carrying until youfeel the weight of its release” (unknown). The pandemicmay change our lives in somany ways, and Malibu and Amanda will identify someof that weight and share keysand tools on how to rediscover joy, to sleep better,and increase the drive in your work.