Improving equipment safety is a worthy goal, but training on the proper use of new equipment is often lost on a fatigued employee. According to the Mine Safety and Health Administration, 93 percent of surface mine haulage truck crashes are due to human error. Similarly, in the rail industry, operators' personal alertness and fatigue is the issue that most drastically impacts the risk of accidents. For more details, contact Todd Dawson, email@example.com, or Sal Angelone, firstname.lastname@example.org.
Training tired workers won't work
August 23, 2002
Technology alone, no matter how sophisticated, will not eliminate safety problems as long as people are the ones making the moves - especially tired and overworked employees, according to Circadian Technologies.