June 4, 2019
Fighting the Risk of Worker Fatigue in a 24/7 Workplace
Brad Jones, Manager-EHS Services, Technical Environment Services
The workforce and workplace have evolved significantly over time. Humans weren’t built to work around the clock like they do today. With the invention of the light bulb and the numerous technological advances ever since, the workforce has been forced to adapt to 24/7 operations, 365 days per year. With increasing demand comes the need for workers to staff positions around the clock. If not managed appropriately, fatigue can have many negative consequences not only on the human body but on workplace health and safety incident rates. This presentation will provide a brief overview of the evolution of fatigue risk management practices and provide insight about five defenses companies should consider implementing to create a comprehensive fatigue risk management system. The presentation will close with a case study involving the implementation of a fatigue risk management program and resulting successes and challenges.