EmpCenter® Fatigue Management
Enforce work hour limits and enhance employee safety
EmpCenter Fatigue Management (FM) – an integrated part of the EmpCenter workforce management suite – automates all facets of fatigue risk mitigation to ensure employee work hour limits are enforced and that employees are fit for duty. As part of a fatigue risk mitigation strategy, EmpCenter FM can help boost productivity, improve morale, reduce operating costs, and reduce the risk of fines and litigation.
Prebuilt Compliance Paks deliver ‘out-of-the-box’ compliance the nuclear power (10 CFR 26), petrochemical (RP 755), and gas & hazardous chemical pipelines (49 CFR 192) industries. Fatigue regulations for other industries such Hours of Service (HOS) regulations 49 CFR 395 for trucking, maritime work hour restrictions in 46 CFR 8104, and FAA mandates for airlines can be quickly and easily accommodated with EmpCenter FM’s highly flexible rules engine.
EmpCenter FM also offers a unique regulatory update service. As regulatory changes are issued, WorkForce Software will engage its industry customers to determine their preferred operational approach to integrating such changes, and will update the Compliance Pak accordingly, ensuring compliance in a dynamic environment.
Key capabilities include:
Proactive monitoring and alerts
EmpCenter FM tracks employees’ hours worked, activities performed, and absences and proactively alerts managers, supervisors or HR personnel whenever a potentially fatigued employee is scheduled. This data can be collected directly by EmpCenter FM 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 FM to calculate precise and 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 within the employee population, and helps employers fine-tune their prevention techniques.
Automated schedule enforcement
EmpCenter FM offers several ways to ensure that employees with heightened fatigue risk are carefully, if at at, scheduled. When used in conjunction with EmpCenter Advanced Scheduler, employers can choose to simply not authorize managers to schedule employees ‘flagged’ as potentially fatigued, or require that the acting supervisor read and acknowledge a waiver stating the risks of scheduling a fatigued employee. Scheduling eligibility can be configured at an activity level, as well, to allow more flexibility for managing roles with varying levels of risk.
Another advantage of integrating EmpCenter FM with Advanced Scheduler is that you can ensure that fatigue risk levels affect the call-out sequence of employees notified to fill an open shift. In this way, employers can take advantage of highly efficient automated call-outs while ensuring the safest employees are considered for additional shifts.
Fatigue impact assessment
Integrating EmpCenter FM with EmpCenter Analytics makes it easy to analyze the impact of fatigue risk scores on the costs, quality of work, and safety to find meaningful correlations based on how employees are scheduled. Through these analyses, employers can refine scheduling and staffing practices to reduce the ill effects of employee fatigue across the 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. WorkForce Software’s 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 needs. Similar assessments can be conducted post-deployment, to ensure ongoing alignment with your evolving operations.
Dozens of employers in diverse industries and environments rely on EmpCenter Fatigue Management to ensure safety of their employees and the public every day.