BLT and Safety
Our tests for human performance are vital tools for ensuring safety in dangerous workplace environments. Used with good shift management and scheduling the BLT test provides another level of protection against fatigue and human impairment.

We have entered the smart phone/tablet world with an application that runs on both the iOS and Android platforms. Please see: Alertometer.

The tests are graphic, non-linguistic exercises designed to be enjoyable. They have been rigorously researched in clinical and field trials.

All BLT systems are patented. Research is funded by the CDC through National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) and the National Institutes of Health (NIH).

Job Safety News

Roadside Screening

Driving under the influence of drugs is, of course, just as dangerous as driving under the influence of alcohol. And a new survey out of Scotland suggests that “drug driving” is surprisingly common. A survey of 1,072 young people (25-35) found that 20% had taken illegal drugs before driving. This study, conducted by More Than, […]

Provigil Is the Answer?

As many of my readers already know, there is a new and wildly popular drug called Provigil by Cephalon (generic name modfinal and is also marketed as “Alertec” by a rival company) to combat fatigue. Revenues from Provigil were $1.2 billion in 2005 and are growing. It is currently promoted to treat specific medical conditions […]

Red Bull is Not the Answer

Combining alcohol and Red Bull® reduces the ‘perception’ of impairment Alcohol’s harmful effects on motor coordination, however, remain intact Study results show that drinking alcohol and Red Bull® together significantly reduces the perception of headache, weakness, dry mouth and impairment of motor coordination. Red Bull® does not, however, significantly reduce alcohol-related deficits on objective measures […]

Staten Island Incident

We all recall the Staten Island ferry accident three years ago. In this incident a comuter ferry, after crossing New York Harbor, inexplicably ran into the dock, killing 11 people. The cause of this accident was difficult to figure, although it did seem to be a sudden lapse on the part of the pilot rather […]

My drive and another drive

My daughter’s flight came in to Oakland, California at 6:30 PM on Monday. I picked her up and we drove the 350 miles south on Highway 101 to Carpinteria. We stopped for a 30 minute dinner and got in at 11:30 PM, 6 hours of driving, no big deal. After dropping her off at school, […]