While often undetected, worker fatigue is the leading cause of safety incidents and even fatalities in heavy machine industries like mining, mills, transportation and others.The importance of having the ability to detect and manage fatigue risk levels cannot be overstated.
That is why TPD has partnered with Fatigue Science, a pioneer in sleep and its relation to human performance, to offer North America’s only “Fit-for-Duty Fatigue Check” for staffing services. This partnership will allow TPD and their clients to actively monitor fatigue levels and intervene as necessary to prevent workers from operating while under a state of severe fatigue impairment.
“We are excited to announce this partnership as it is the first of it’s kind in the industry. The safety of our staff is paramount. With this new technology TPD and our clients will be able to reduce fatigue related risk in their safety sensitive operations, protecting both their bottom line and our people” said Paul Tournier, President, TPD.
When matching contractors and temporary staff with their clients needs, TPD puts the best available candidates forward. By utilizing Fatigue Science’s wearable tech, the Readiband, TPD can ensure the optimal performance of its employees. At the same time, TPD’s clients, particularly those that are industrial in nature, will benefit from the mitigated risk that comes with having workers who are well-rested and fit for duty.
Mounting research points to the tremendous impact of fatigue on worker safety. “Fatigue reduces reaction times, attention spans and causes more accidents than alcohol – and its effects are very similar,” cites Australia Mining Magazine. “In the US alone, 100,000 crashes are the direct result of driver fatigue each year, resulting in an estimated 1,550 deaths, 71,000 injuries, and a cost of $12.5 billion,” estimates by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.
The Readiband is a low-profile wristband that uses a worker’s movement to accurately calculate their daily sleep patterns, which are then used to compute an hour-by-hour projection of each worker’s fatigue for the upcoming day. These projections are made available to safety managers before the workday begins, ensuring that all workers are fit for the duty that lies ahead. Additionally, TPD can use this technology to identify employees with potential sleep disorders and optimize treatment and scheduling accordingly, thereby further increasing safety and productivity.
Until now, fatigue impairment has been very difficult to detect and measure. But with TPD’s Fit for Duty Fatigue Check, it is finally possible to know your workers are alert and ready for the safety-sensitive duties that lie ahead.
About Fatigue Science
Fatigue Science builds the world’s only solution that can predictively identify fatigue impairment before a worker begins safety-sensitive duties. Pairing wearables with proprietary fatigue-modeling IP developed by the US Army, our Predictive Fatigue Monitoring Solution is relied on by industry leaders to prevent accidents and keep workers safe.
Further information at http://fatiguescience.com
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For more information about TPD Fit For Duty Services please contact 888-685-3530 or visit http://tpd.com/
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