Research published in the January Journal of Occupational and Environmental Medicine puts the cost of fatigue related lost productive time for US workers at over $100 billion dollars per year.

Note that this cost does NOT include the cost of fatigue related accidents and incident.

When you perform a root cause analysis, how do you determine if an error was related to fatigue?

If you don’t have a good answer to this question, you should sign up for the TapRooT® Summit and attend the session by Bill Sirois, Executive VP and COO of Circadian Technologies. Bill will be presenting a technique called FACT that is based in fatigue research and can help you decide if an accident is due to fatigue.

The TapRooT® Summit is scheduled from April 25-28, 2007, and will be held at the Crowne Plaza Riverwalk in San Antonio, Texas. For more information see:

http://www.taproot.com/summit