April 15, 2021 | Mark Paradies

Is Fatigue a Root Cause of Incidents at Your Site?


Fatigue Causes Incidents/Accidents

Is Fatigue a Root Cause?

I believe that fatigue is one of the most underreported root causes of incidents and accidents.

Why do I believe that? The answer is in the video below where I discussed the 7 Deadly Sins of Human Performance at the 2016 Global TapRooT® Summit.

If you missed the Summit in 2016 or maybe you’ve forgotten the presentation (certainly there has been a lot happen since 2016), maybe now is a good time to watch this short (about 3 minute) video to learn more.

Fighting Fatigue Session at the 2021 Global TapRooT® Summit

Plan ahead and learn more about fatigue at the 2021 Global TapRooT® Summit. The Stopping Human Error Track has a session just about fighting fatigue.

Dr. Erin Flynn-Evans

Dr. Erin Flynn-Evans, NASA Fatigue Researcher, will discuss fatigue research and countermeasures NASA has developed to fight fatigue.

Then Darrell Graham from Aware360 will present a technology solution for measuring fatigue: Aware4Duty

This is just one of the great sessions in the Stopping Human Error Track at the 2021 Global TapRooT® Summit. See:


What Else is in the Stopping Human Error Course?

The Stopping Human Error Course is a very interactive, fast-paced course that covers practical ways to improve human performance. Topics covered include:

  • The causes of human error
  • Human factors design best practices
  • Methods to find error likely situations
  • Techniques to help supervisors and workers prevent human errors
  • CHAP (Critical Human Action Profile)
  • Human Performance improvement Technology
  • Designing your human performance improvement program.

See the course outline at:


Next Stopping Human Error Course

The next stopping human error course is being held in Knoxville, Tennessee, on June 14-15 … if you are interested … you need to sign up NOW! CLICK HERE to register.

Stopping Human Error Book

If you can’t attend the training or the Summit, you can still order the book that comes with the course.

Stopping Human Error

Reading this book is a great start to understanding and stopping human errors.

Here is an article about the book:


Would like to read the book’s Foreword? Then see this link:


But whatever you do, don’t ignore fatigue – an important cause of human errors.

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