Work-related fatigue, a common hazard in many environments, is associated with elevated health and safety risks. Measuring and managing this risk is critical in 24/7 safety-sensitive industries. This talk focuses on common methods and technologies used to measure fatigue, and how work-related fatigue risk can be mitigated through effective Fatigue Risk Management Systems (FRMS). With some of the longest working hours and shortest sleep durations compared to other industries, a keen emphasis will be placed throughout on mining-related statistics and examples as well as an overview of available industry resources for more information.
Speaker: Tim Bauerle, Ph.D. is a research behavioral scientist in the Spokane Mining Research Division (SMRD) with the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH). He holds a doctorate in Industrial and Organizational Psychology from the University of Connecticut, with concentrations in Occupational Health Psychology and Quantitative Research Methodology. Currently he serves as the Principal Investigator of the “Rise and Mine” project, the goal of which is to develop resources that will better support the mining industry in effectively managing work-related fatigue risk.
Sponsored by Rio Tinto