Caterpillar Video Explains Fatigue Monitoring Programs

November 16, 2015

Dave Edwards, Caterpillar Safety Services, said customers were noticing “unexplained incidents” that were not able to be connected to machines. They began to wonder if fatigue played into those incidents and if that could be quantified.

Edwards says in the video that until recently, that was extremely difficult. Now, with technology such as smart cameras and wearable monitors, operator and worker fatigue can be monitored.

The result, he says, is that equipment owners can see the risk and measure the fatigue and be able to consider ways to mitigate it. And, he says, Caterpillar has some ideas on how to do that.