The American Society of Safety Professionals (ASSP) Foundation released a fatigue research report that shows the value of wearable technology in the workplace, encouraging employers to make a New Year’s resolution to monitor the fatigue levels of its workers to reduce injuries and increase productivity. The three-year study was led by Dr. Lora Cavuoto at the University at Buffalo and Dr. Fadel Megahed at the Farmer School of Business at Miami University of Ohio. The project also involved researchers from Auburn University and the University of Dayton.
The study demonstrated how to capture a worker’s safety performance and translate the data into personal fatigue levels. It’s the first step in creating a comprehensive framework that can identify research-supported interventions that protect workers from injuries caused by being tired on the job.
“Fatigue is a hidden danger in the workplace, but now we’ve tackled the measurement and modeling of fatigue through wearable sensors, incorporating big data analytics and safety engineering,” Cavuoto said. “Information is power, so knowing when, where and how fatigue impacts worker safety is critical. You can’t identify solutions until you pinpoint the problems.
Thank you for being a part of the ASSP family. Your legacy is not only through the work you do every day, but also through your monetary support of the leadership development and research programs here at the ASSP Foundation. Your gift will make an immediate impact on the work of the ASSP Foundation, providing support to the safety profession as a whole. Whether it is through providing OSH students and professionals with scholarships and grants, building programs to support overall leadership development or through ground-breaking research, your donation makes these programs possible.
Every dollar helps! Help us surpass our $50,000 goal, and donate today!
The 2018 ASSP Foundation annual report tells the stories behind the numbers. It’s an opportunity to step back and celebrate what our donors have done over the past year. Take a look at the stories within the report for a glimpse at how your donations are changing lives.
Hundreds of students are closer to reaching their dreams of graduating as a safety professional and those already in the field have resources to enhance their skillsets. You have funded groundbreaking research on fatigue in the workplace and given the next generation of leaders a chance to understand what’s ahead of them.
It’s been an amazing year. Thank you for letting the ASSP Foundation be part of your story…
As a young safety professional, obtaining my CSP has always been the goal. With the generous gift of this grant, and support from the professionals I work with every day, I will now be able to obtain the CSP as soon as I am eligible.
$1,195 Willie Piispanen Professional Education Grant
Industrial Hygiene Resources, Industrial Hygiene Technician
Former ASSP Foundation Chair Alexi Carli discusses the important work being supported by the Foundation. "It takes all of us working together in order to advance the profession and take it to where business needs us for the future."
The ASSP Foundation Board has appointed two new members to help it continue its mission of focusing on educational programs that advance the profession we serve, developing tomorrow’s safety leaders, and supporting research to expand the knowledge of the safety community.
Julius Rhodes, SPHR, vice president of human resources for the American Osteopathic Association, and David Natalizia, risk, safety and operational excellence expert for Bureau Veritas North America, will officially join the Foundation board Jan. 1, 2019.
Both long-time ASSP members, Rhodes and Natalizia will use their vast corporate contacts to help the Foundation broaden its message to the business community.
“We are thrilled to have Julius and David share their knowledge and skills with the Foundation board,” said Chair Linda Tapp, CSP.