March 5, 2008 | Mark Paradies

Is Fatigue an Issue at Your Workplace?

A new survey by the National Sleep Foundation shows that on average, people get 40 minutes less sleep each night than they need for optimum performance. Also, about 1/3 of the folks surveyed said they fall asleep or become very sleepy while working.

Why are people so short on sleep? Researchers think that people are working more and still want to maintain their off time with family and friends. Therefore, they sleep less.

What are the effects of sleepiness on workers and how do you evaluate fatigue as a cause of human error and accidents? That’s one of the topics in the upcoming TapRooT® Summit (Las Vegas, June 25-27).

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Bill Sirois, VP and COO of Circadian Technologies, will be presenting three sessions on fatigue and the investigation of fatigue as the cause of accidents. The sessions are:

Human Error Reduction & Behavior Change Best Practices Track:

  • The Human Design Spec: Minimizing Human Error While Working in a 24/7 World

Investigation & Root Cause Analysis Best Practices Track:

  • FACTS – Computerized Analysis of Fatigue as a Cause of an Incident

Medical Error Reduction Best Practices Track:

  • The Human Design Spec: Minimizing Human Error While Working in a 24/7 Medical Environment

For additional Summit information, see:

http://www.taproot.com/summit.php

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