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Workshop invitation: Managing fatigue in the oil and gas industry


IPIECA and OGP are hosting a workshop on managing fatigue from 11-12 November 2013 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.

Excessive human fatigue can have significant adverse outcomes for performance, health and well-being. Fatigue affects the way we feel, our ability to think clearly and act efficiently, and the way we communicate, interact and engage with others. In safety critical industries, fatigue can contribute to major incidents. Excessive fatigue affects large numbers of people worldwide. The impact on individual safety, health and productivity and the costs to the industry associated with injuries, accidents, lost working time and the reputational damage that can be associated with environmental and other incidents can be very significant.

The workshop will focus on three main issues:

  • how to assess the risks from fatigue;
  • how the results of a fatigue risk assessment can be interpreted and used to make decisions about when fatigue risk management controls need to be implemented and
  • how the effectiveness of different mitigation options can be taken into account in assessing the risks.

This two day event is the third in a series of regional workshops undertaken by IPIECA and OGP.

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