Job Safety

March 31, 2009

Fatigue Management Conference in Boston

I am at the International Conference on Fatigue Management in Transportation Operations. Anneke Heitmann has just presented the results of our three year study of sleep deprivation and alertness testing. Audience interest and participation was very good. Our booth in the exhibits room has attracted numerous interested parties from a great many different industries.

We have three laptops set up continuously cycling through the BLT alertness test.

Its amazing how the issue of fatigue runs through such a variety of industries. We have the FAA, trucking companies, airlines, military and hospital administrators coming by our table and taking sample tests. It is my hope that alertness testing will be recognized as a useful tool, not a cure-all, but something that can make a difference.