Inside Fatigue Science

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Inc.: Sleep culture in the workplace

Fatigue Science CEO, Sean Kerklaan sat down with Chip Joyce from Inc.com to discuss how Fatigue Science “is doing to corporations what Billy Beane did to baseball: using hard data to transform performance and safety by teaching companies how to mitigate employee fatigue.”
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ABC News: Could sleep apnea testing reduce major transportation accidents?

What did former Green Bay Packer, Reggie White, and the driver of a Metro North train have in common? A medical condition called sleep apnea.
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Global BC News: "Driver impairment due to fatigue" cited as cause of ambulance crash

A newly released coroners report of a 2010 ambulance crash on Vancouver Island, BC in which two paramedics were killed has affirmed the long-held belief that fatigue was a factor and that the driver had likely fallen asleep at the wheel.

How fatigued employees affect your business

This infographic demonstrates the challenges to workplace productivity that exist when employees are not sufficiently rested.
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Schedule variability linked to fatigue and human factors incidents

Schedule variability linked to fatigue and human factors incidents in new US Department of Transportation, Federal Railroad Association study.

It's 3 am, do you know how fatigued your workers are?

When the news of the Chicago train derailment came across our desks last week, we immediately took notice of the time of day the incident occurred. We know from experience and science, that 3 AM is not an optimal time for us to be up and about, performing safety sensitive tasks.
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Is sleep apnea affecting workplace safety in your organization?

Sleep apnea is a “chronic medical condition that is associated with excessive daytime sleepiness, inattention, and fatigue. It may impair daily function, induce or exacerbate cognitive deficits, and increase the likelihood of errors and injuries.”
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BetaKit: Don't be the drunken entrepreneur

Betakit writer, John Gray, spent some time with Fatigue Science CEO, Sean Kerklaan, to discuss Fatigue Science's technology, the CEO life, and how the science behind sleep and performance matters to industrial workers, professional elite athletes, and start-up CEO's alike.
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Readiband technology to be included in WSU presentation at White House Safety Datapalooza

Researchers at Washington State University have been looking at ways of leveraging data from wearable or mobile technology to help keep police officers safe and effective on the job. Enter their ‘BeSharp’ app which utilizes Fatigue Science’s Readiband technology and our SAFTE algorithm.

Using technology to address driver fatigue in the railroad industry

As new details of the recent train derailment in New York emerge, questions about risk management in the railroad industry keep surfacing.
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The Globe and Mail: Helping companies track and optimize workers' sleep schedules

Instead of displaying an essentially arbitrary unit of fatigue on graphs, it expresses its in a far more familiar context: Blood-alcohol level.
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Showing up to work tired is just like showing up to work drunk

"During the last few decades the average American has lost an hour and a half of sleep per night. Sleep researchers at Harvard say the workplace is suffering to the tune of $63 billion a year as a result of insomnia, and all the health and productivity problems that go with it..."
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Truck News: Can a high-tech wristband measure driver fatigue and predict crashes?

Managing fatigue has always been an issue in the trucking industry, all the more so as the professional driver population ages.
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Scientific scrutiny needed in pilot scheduling regulations

New regulations to standardize time limits for pilots flying across the European Union (EU) were proposed "in an attempt to reduce fatigue and enhance aviation safety".
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Falling asleep at the wheel is easier than you think

Falling asleep at the wheel is easier than you think. Likewise, fatigued workers could be micro-sleeping and causing major accidents.