"Eye on Fatigue" is a unique approach for communicating a comprehensive fatigue risk management strategy (FRMS) to organizations. The model visually demonstrates the need for integrating organizational strategies and worker engagement to create a strong fatigue management safety culture. It further demonstrates the value of this approach by highlighting the financial drivers for implementing the strategy. This approach addresses fatigue as a complex issue that requires comprehensive strategies to fully mitigate. Most importantly, it recognizes the need for both management and workers to share responsibility in adequately managing the risks of fatigue.

This model addresses the fact that many organizations today still underestimate and underaddress existing fatigue risks. These organizations have achieved compliance, but not comprehensive and fully effective fatigue risk management. Many lack the capacity to formally identify fatigue risk exposures and lack the best practice knowledge needed to create mitigation strategies specifically targeted to known fatigue risks.

The Eye on Fatigue Model strives to communicate a more effective and systematic approach for managing fatigue. It incorporates the learnings from other fatigue strategies existing in North America and abroad, and is reflective of the key components of a generic safety management system. The model seeks to provide a more holistic framework for fatigue mitigation. This comprehensive strategy is based on the recognition that effective mitigation is reliant on organizational strategies inclusive of leadership support and embedded operational processes and procedures, as well as worker engagement strategies developed foundationally through education and awareness training.

These organizational and worker engagement strategies work synergistically in a comprehensive approach that, if implemented effectively, should demonstrate positive business drivers for the organization. The Eye on Fatigue Model uses the recognition of these business drivers to incentivize organizations toward controlling their fatigue-risk exposures. It does this by specifying the financial values that can align with comprehensive FRMS implementation. It uses common business language by detailing positive key performance indicators (KPIs) that may be influenced by the successful implementation of a FRMS program.

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