A Systems Approach for Managing Fatigue in Mining Operations

Publication Type: 
Conference Proceedings
General Safety

Presented at the 2014 Mining Health and Safety Conference

William Davis
Vice-President, Operations
Circadian Technologies

There is now a global body of scientific evidence that shiftwork in the 24/7 workplace is a high-risk occupational health and safety hazard. Fatigue Risk Management Systems (FRMS) has emerged as the internationally accepted “standard” for managing the inherent costs, risks and liabilities of shiftwork.
Davis will review the new ANSI standard for FRMS, and how industries as diverse as aviation, rail, mining, and oil and gas are implementing corporate FRMS systems to address these issues. He will also provide examples of technology combined with behavioral management to optimize shiftworker health, safety and quality of life, as well as operating efficiency.