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Fatigue Risk Assessment

Gain visibility to hidden risk factors to see the full impact of fatigue and distraction on your operations

See the invisible risk of fatigue and distraction in your operations by implementing a Fatigue Risk Assessment. Caterpillar experts can help you make quick improvements and create a long-term plan for fatigue risk management in the workplace.The Fatigue Risk Assessment is a three-phased approach to bring visibility to risk, instant mitigation and data to drive improvement.

1. On-Site Manager Workshop
Empower leaders with the knowledge and awareness necessary to understand the sources of fatigueand distraction and how they impact performance.

2. Intensive Data Collection
Implement technology-enabled safety solutions over a 30-90 day assessment that reveal the scale of your fatigue and distraction risk.

  • Driver Safety System (DSS) – in-cab monitoring of fatigue and distraction
  • Cat® Smartband, powered by Fatigue Science – wearable technology to identify quality and quantity of sleep and prime times of fatigue
  • Fatigue Avoidance Scheduling Tool (FAST) – fatigue analysis software used to identify areas of fatigue risk and develop optimal work schedules

3. Report-Out to Management
Management receives a detailed, analytic report that clearly depicts the scope of risk in your operations. Caterpillar’s fatigue expert will correlate data from the DSS, Cat Smartband and FAST with data from the following equipment solutions:

  • Cat® MineStar™
  • Cat Vital Information Management System (VIMS)
  • Cat EMSolutions

Gather multiple data points to see and manage fatigue and distraction risk.

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Operator fatigue and distraction can be a challenge for your operation, but do you know the magnitude of the risks it presents and the overall cost to your bottom line? New technologies from Caterpillar integrated into the Fatigue Risk Assessment can give you the full picture—and help you control and eliminate the problem. See how one mining customer successfully deployed the Cat® Driver Safety System during a Fatigue Risk Assessment to address this important safety issue.

Fatigue Risk Management System (FRMS)

Fatigue in the workplace can impact safety, productivity and efficiency. Building layers of protection around your employees through a comprehensive fatigue risk management system allows you to see, mitigate and manage fatigue to improve operations.

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Manager Workshops

Engaging the workforce to mitigate risks from fatigue and distraction begins by empowering leaders with knowledge to understand what causes fatigue, how fatigue risk impacts operations and methods and technologies available to mitigate risk.

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DSS - Driver Safety System

The Driver Safety System (DSS) is a non-intrusive, in-cab fatigue detection technology that instantly alerts operators the moment fatigue or distraction is identified.

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The Cat Smartband, powered by Fatigue Science, is an actigraphy watch that can help you understand the connection between operator sleep, fatigue and accident risk on and off the job site.

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Monitoring Center

Caterpillar safety advisors in the 24/7 Fleet Monitoring Center analyze data and video from in-vehicle systems, such as the Driver Safety System (DSS), to notify on-site personnel about drowsy or distracted driving. Each fatigue and distraction event is reviewed, verified, classified and logged for analysis and recordkeeping.

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