National Safety Council names Fatigue Science a Finalist in prestigious Green Cross Award for Safety Innovation
Itasca, IL – On Thursday, August 4, 2022, the National Safety Council announced Fatigue Science as one of three Finalists in its prestigious Green Cross Award for Safety Innovation.
Fatigue Science, the global leader in predictive fatigue analytics for mining, transportation and heavy industry, was recognized for pioneering a new best practice for safety in mining and heavy industry. “Predictive fatigue management” refers to leveraging fatigue management technology to reduce risk and increase productivity before the start of every shift. Thanks to Fatigue Science’s widespread deployment of its Readi FMIS platform, the practice has now become a well-established discipline.
With Readi FMIS, Fatigue Science has digitized and automated proactive fatigue management processes, with the effect of simplifying and improving the way shifts are managed every day. Dozens of major mine sites and industrial operations, including from many of the world’s top mining firms such as Newmont, Rio Tinto, and Glencore, have now adopted the technology. Other sectors, such as transportation and construction, are taking notice as well and have begun to adopt similar practices in their operations.
“It is a great honor to be recognized by the National Safety Council for our work in reducing individual operator fatigue risk every day. This risk is the single greatest cause of accidents, incidents, and lost productivity in heavy industry and transportation,” said Andrew Morden, President and CEO of Fatigue Science.
“NSC’s Green Cross Award for Safety Innovation is validation of our team’s dedication and tireless work living up to our corporate mission of enabling safer and more productive working hours. Moreover, the award is a testament to the vision of our clients, who have for several years helped to pioneer the practice of Predictive Fatigue Management alongside us. We thank the NSC for their work in highlighting the importance of fatigue as a critical factor for industrial firms worldwide,” adds Robert Higdon, Senior VP of Product & Marketing at Fatigue Science.
The National Safety Council is America’s leading nonprofit safety advocate – and has been for over 100 years. The Green Cross award recognizes outstanding projects and organizations working to support NSC’s mission to save lives and prevent injuries. Semifinalists and finalists are recognized in the Advocate, Excellence and Innovation categories. Fatigue Science has received Finalist status in the Innovation category. Potential nominees are corporations, organizations, coalitions, collaborations, researchers and individuals.
Readi FMIS, the solution provided by Fatigue Science, functions by applying Machine Learning and biomathematical modeling to an array of operator metadata, including work hours, demographic data, and optionally data from surveys and/or wearable devices. The data, which remain private, are then converted into a validated, personalized fatigue prediction for each operator, for each hour in their shift ahead. The system provides an array of software tools to make these data simple and actionable for day-to-day operations.
Shift supervisors and dispatchers, for instance, rely on tools that flag individuals with critical fatigue risk prior to operating dangerous equipment. Through a range of mobile, web, and API based applications, critical predictive data and analytics are “pushed” to each manager as part of their existing workflows. The privacy of all personal inputs is also preserved, ensuring a positive culture where fatigue can be predicted without compromising workers’ trust.
Lorraine Martin, President and CEO of the National Safety Council, remarked, “National Safety Council award winners don’t just aim to check off a box for safety. These leaders understand that they must prioritize safety at every level of decision making. We are proud to honor each of our nominees and our incredible winners, all of whom are committed to working alongside NSC to save lives, from the workplace to anyplace.”
Fatigue Science is among three nominees to receive Finalist status. The winner will be announced on September 22 in San Diego.