EmpCenter® Fatigue Management
Enforce work-hour limits and boost employee safety
EmpCenter Fatigue Management—part of our comprehensive, cloud-based suite of workforce management tools—automates all facets of fatigue risk mitigation, enforcing employee work-hour limits and ensuring that your employees are fit for duty. As part of a complete fatigue risk mitigation strategy, EmpCenter Fatigue Management can help your organization adhere to safety best practices, boost productivity, improve morale, reduce operating costs, and cut your risk of fines and litigation.
The following prebuilt Compliance Paks deliver ‘out-of-the-box’ compliance with stringent fatigue regulations:
- Nuclear Industry Pak – preconfigured for NRC 10 CFR 26
- Petrochemical Industry Pak – preconfigured for Recommended Practice 755 (RP 755)
EmpCenter Fatigue Management also offers a unique regulatory update service. As regulatory changes are issued, Compliance Paks are updated accordingly, minimizing your effort to remain compliant and maximizing the long-term effectiveness of your fatigue risk mitigation program.
Our highly flexible rules engine can easily accommodate the following industry regulations, as well:
- Transportation/Trucking Industry – Hours of Service (HOS) regulations 49 CFR 395
- Maritime Industry – 46 CFR 8104
- Aviation Industry – FAA mandates
EmpCenter Fatigue Management also supports:
Proactive monitoring and alerts
EmpCenter Fatigue Management tracks employee hours scheduled and worked, as well as absences and activities performed. Monitoring this data in real time, the solution proactively alerts managers, supervisors, and/or HR personnel when an employee is at risk for exceeding established work-hour guidelines. This data can be collected directly by EmpCenter Fatigue Management or seamlessly imported from other workforce management solutions and integrated data collection devices.
Real-time fatigue risk scoring
Organizations with sophisticated fatigue risk mitigation strategies can leverage EmpCenter Fatigue Management to calculate precise, dynamic risk scores for each affected employee. Tracking and reporting on these scores delivers much greater insight into the depth and prevalence of employee fatigue across your entire workforce and helps fine-tune prevention techniques.
Automated schedule enforcement
EmpCenter Fatigue Management offers several ways to ensure that employees with heightened fatigue risk are carefully scheduled, if at all. When used in conjunction with EmpCenter Advanced Scheduler, you can choose to simply prevent managers from scheduling employees ‘flagged’ as potentially fatigued, or you can require the acting supervisor to read and acknowledge a waiver stating the risks related to scheduling a fatigued employee before overriding an alert. Scheduling eligibility can be configured at an activity level, as well, to allow more flexibility for managing roles with varying levels of risk. For example, when an employee is not eligible to work on the shop floor due to the risk of fatigue, he or she may be able to work in another capacity.
Another advantage of pairing EmpCenter Fatigue Management with Advanced Scheduler is that you can automatically factor fatigue risk levels into the call-out sequence of employees notified to fill an open shift. This allows you to take advantage of highly efficient automated call-outs while ensuring that only the safest employees are considered for additional shifts.
Fatigue impact assessment
Bundling EmpCenter Fatigue Management with EmpCenter Analytics makes it easy to analyze the impact of employee fatigue on costs, quality of work, and other performance measures. These fatigue impact analyses can then help your team refine scheduling and staffing practices to reduce the ill effects of employee fatigue across your entire organization.
Surrounding services and expertise
Although automation can take all of the headaches and manual errors out of day-to-day administration, a comprehensive fatigue risk management program requires a careful assessment of business practices, as well. Our in-house fatigue management experts can help your organization review existing labor schedules and patterns, work environments, and job responsibilities in order to ensure that your solution is precisely configured to your exact needs. Similar assessments can be conducted post-deployment, as well, to ensure ongoing alignment between safety and your evolving operations.
Dozens of employers in diverse industries and environments rely on EmpCenter Fatigue Management to ensure the safety of their employees and the public every day. To learn more about how EmpCenter Fatigue Management can help your organization, request a demo today.