Fighting the Risk of Worker Fatigue in a 24/7 Workplace

Event Type: Webinars, AIHA Webinars

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The workforce and workplace have evolved significantly over time. With the invention of the light bulb and the numerous technological advances ever since, the workforce has been forced to adapt to 24/7 operations, 365 days per year.

With increasing demand comes the need for workers to staff positions around the clock. But humans aren’t built to work this way. If not managed appropriately, fatigue can have many negative consequences. Not only on the human body, but on workplace health and safety incident rates.

This webinar will provide a brief overview of the evolution of fatigue risk management practices and provide insight about active defenses companies should consider implementing to create a comprehensive fatigue risk management system. The presentation will close with a case study involving the implementation of a fatigue risk management program and resulting successes and challenges.

Learning Objectives  

  • Inform attendees on the evolution of fatigue risk management practices.
  • Discuss the basics of circadian physiology and how it relates to fatigue risk management.
  • Identify program elements for consideration in establishing a fatigue risk management program.
  • Share lessons learned from the presenter’s perspective in implementing fatigue risk management system at an industrial facility. 

Presenter 

Brad Jones, CIH, CHMM is a degreed OSH professional with 20+ years experience. Brad has worked for several petrochemical companies and a liquefied natural gas processing facility where he implemented comprehensive IH programs, including a fatigue risk management system. Brad currently works as a Health and Safety Advisor for Lucite International. He is passionate about Total Worler Health and enjoys mentoring younger professionals entering the field. He is the President of the AIHA Sabine Neches local section and an active member of the national AIHA Ergonomics Committee and Oil and Gas Working Group. Brad also represents AIHA as a member of the NIOSH National Occupational Research Agenda Healthy Work Design and Well-Being Council. He is currently pursuing his Master of Public Health degree with a focus on Epidemiology from the University of Texas Health Science Center in Houston.


Questions? Contact dlassistant@aiha.org.