Enform says managing risks of workplace fatigue is shared industry responsibility
CALGARY, Sept. 9, 2013 /CNW/ - The energy industry took a significant step today to address the issue of rising workplace fatigue with the official launch of a set of guiding principles, the Fatigue Risk Management Guiding Principles. Six industry associations applied their stamp of approval to the document which represents a foundation for advancing awareness and mitigating the risks.
"Compounded by the labour shortage, fatigue is a growing safety issue in the workplace," said Enform President and CEO Cameron MacGillivray. "Today's launch is an important first step - it represents an industry consensus and recognition that managing the risks associated with fatigue is a top priority and a shared responsibility."
According to Alberta Human Services, fatigue has a similar impairment effect as alcohol on workers. After 20 hours of sustained wakefulness, a worker may be as functionally impaired as someone with a high blood alcohol concentration.
Enform, the safety association for Canada's upstream industry, and its six industry association partners, agreed to create a set of principles as a first step towards a larger awareness-raising campaign, the development of industry tools and resources and the redevelopment of Enform's Employers Guide to Designing and Implementing a Fatigue Management Program.
Enform supports and promotes the highest safety standards in Canada's upstream oil and gas industry through innovative training, certifications, services and resources. We work with our clients and partners to ensure that everyone goes home safely every day.
Image with caption: "Enform board members officially sign the Fatigue Risk Management Guiding Principles. Left to right in the photo: Gary Leach, President, EPAC, Mark Salkeld, President, PSAC, Cameron MacGillivray, President & CEO, Enform, Brenda Kenny, President & CEO, CEPA and Dave Collyer, President, CAPP (CNW Group/Enform)". Image available at: http://photos.newswire.ca/images/download/20130909_C5417_PHOTO_EN_30554.jpg
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