Fatigue Management

This week at ISS we’ve been talking about a positive development in the area of fatigue management – and that is a shift in culture towards trust and honesty. In July, a report was released on a 2017 Air Ambulance accident in Alaska...

The British Office of Rail and Road is sending the message that fatigue must be taken seriously as a safety concern after its first prosecution of a fatigue safety incident where two men tragically died after a railway contractor let them work 25...

COVID-19 has fundamentally altered the way we are working. We know that in times of crisis and heightened anxiety, increased workload can compound already challenging work conditions and lead to fatigue. Now, more than ever is the time to focus on managing fatigue...

COVID-19 has caused fundamental changes in the ways we work. You’re likely working from home and navigating new terrain in terms of how to get work done, collaborate and perform in the face of plenty of new constraints. You’re also likely to be exhausted,...

As all of our minds are captured by COVID-19, we’ve seen heaps of support for all of the doctors, nurses, and other medical professionals who are on the front lines fighting this pandemic. While a lot of focus has rightfully been on making...

A new regulation requiring Australian law firms to report hours worked by graduate lawyers has prompted debate within the industry over the demands on young employees. This is following the revelations that many graduate lawyers at Australia’s top firms may not even be...

The increase of sleep pods and relaxation rooms in offices, ostensibly introduced to combat increased stress and fatigue among employees, may actually be fuelling a 24-hour working culture. In recognition of the importance of sleep, innovative companies like Google, Nike, and Hootsuite have all...

Transport for London (TFL) recently announced a range of measures to address fatigue among bus drivers, which has been reported as a factor in several incidents involving London’s buses. In the five years from January 2014, almost 5,000 people were injured by crashes involving...

More and more people are turning to pharmaceutical drugs to improve their performance at work and university, which raises a lot of questions about their efficacy and safety. How did nootropics like Modafinil go from a powerful narcolepsy drug to the centre of...

The National Heavy Vehicle Regulator (NVHR) is calling for more flexibility in fatigue rules in its submission to the Heavy Vehicle National Law (HVNL) review being conducted by the National Transport Commission. The implementation of the submission would allow operators with demonstrably robust fatigue...

Are you struggling to sleep? Try being more optimistic! A recent study has found that those with a more optimistic disposition had significantly better odds of getting better quality sleep. More than 3,500 people ages 32-51 participated in the 2019 study, which measured optimism...

A new study conducted at NASA’s Ames Research Centre in California identified a simple and easily obtainable set of eye movement measurements that can provide accurate insights into whether a person is sleep-deprived. Participants spent two weeks on regular 8.5 hours per night sleep...