Lenexa, KS, March 16, 2017 --(PR.com
)-- The panel assembled to discuss the challenges and advantages of implementing a Fatigue Management Program (FMP) within transportation operations based on the FMCSA, ATRI and other regulatory and industry groups blueprint, found at NAFMP.com
SleepSafe Drivers, one of the nation's leaders in Fatigue Management Programs for the transportation industry and other safety-sensitive jobs, has brought together members of the regulatory, medical, workplace solutions, analytics and insurance captive communities to discuss fatigue and sleep dysfunction and its effect on logistics & supply chain operations. This esteemed group will discuss the challenges and advantages of implementing a Fatigue Management Program within operations at the 10th International Conference on Managing Fatigue in San Diego, March 20-23, 2017.
The "Managing Fatigue" conference series is an established and respected forum for research updates and discussions within the fatigue management community, and is organized by the Virginia Tech Transportation Institute (VTTI), based in Blacksburg, VA. Each conference has primarily focused on the effects of fatigue in the transportation sector but has evolved to include other vital parts of the logistics and supply chain, including natural resources, mining, healthcare and the military among others.
“We assembled this group to go beyond the typical conversation of just examining fatigue within the Hours of Service (HOS) discussion. There are many other considerations and challenges with fatigued drivers, and solutions for helping to address these concerns, like technology, health and wellbeing, sleep dysfunction, training, dispatch philosophy and other factors. These and many more elements are part of the North American Fatigue Management Program (NAFMP),” said Steven Garrish, SVP—Safety and Regulatory Compliance, SleepSafe Drivers. “We believe it will be an enlightening look at the current challenges that face logistics and supply chain operations, and provide an introduction into different methods for addressing and mitigating the risks associated with fatigue. Simply following hours of service rules is not enough.”
Fatigue Management and Sleep Dysfunction: Planning for Success
Thursday, March 23, 2017, 10:30am -12:00pm
Steven Garrish, CDS, MBA, SVP—Safety and Regulatory Compliance, SleepSafe Drivers
D. Alan Lankford, Ph.D., FAASM, Chief Science Officer, SleepSafe Drivers
Michael S. Fox, Highway Accident Investigator, National Transportation Safety Board
Drew Daly, Director, Data & Analytics at Omnitracs
Angela Moore, VP—Workplace Solutions at Alere eScreen
Slaven Sljivar, Vice President, Analytics at SmartDrive Systems
Mark Pitcock, EVP - Members Safety and Risk Services at American Trucking and Transportation Insurance Company (AtticRRG)
For more information about the 10th International Conference on Managing Fatigue, click here.
For more information about SleepSafe Drivers, visit http://www.sleepsafedrivers.com
About SleepSafe Drivers, Inc.
Since 2007, SleepSafe Drivers has offered a comprehensive Fatigue Management Program, including innovative ways to address sleep apnea testing and treatment, that have been developed specifically for the transportation, logistics & supply chain industry and other safety-sensitive businesses. With national coverage, the program allows for confidential diagnosis and treatment for sleep apnea in a private, convenient and cost effective manner. The management team at SleepSafe Drivers has unparalleled experience in Home Sleep Testing (HST) with patented technology, high-compliance treatment products and protocols, and a strong network with the nation’s leading sleep labs, sleep physicians, and Durable Medical Equipment (DME) providers. The SleepSafe Drivers program is logistically efficient with a focus on minimizing testing downtime while delivering more than 96% compliance with therapy.