BLT and Safety
If you are a pilot, a power plant operator, a crane operator or if you do anything where small errors have major consequences, we want to talk. Our technology is a simple and effective way to quickly check for fatigue and impairment. The typical test takes one minute and compares individual results to a personal baseline. Management can choose between two systems, 1. Internet based AlertnessCentral or 2. an iPhone based system, Alertometer.
Our tests are graphic, non-linguistic exercises designed to be enjoyable. They have been rigorously researched in clinical and field trials.
All BLT systems are patented. Research is funded by the CDC through National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) and the National Institutes of Health (NIH).
We have had many meetings with top safety managers at some of the world’s leading operating companies. These men, and women, are immensely interested in impairment testing. They are well aware of how fatigue and impairment can undermine safety and, incidentally, the bottom line. But, occasionally, we get an astonishing reaction. “We do not want Read more
We have just introduced AlertnessCentral – our new alertness testing site. (You need a password to access the system.) Before we introduced our alertness system on the web, we wanted to be sure quality would not be compromised. We were concerned about data privacy and with security. We also wanted to be sure that test Read more
The following is straight from Circadian Technologies’ news email. More Evidence on the Risks of Overtime Research from the University of Massachusetts shows a strong link between working overtime and sustaining a work-related injury. This was found to be true for all occupations, not just those that were physically demanding or in dangerous industries. Of Read more
I have worked closely with Circadian Technologies. Inc. over the past years. This includes losing some sleep in their Sleep Lab. I have to admit though, Dr. Ted langley did the hard part and stayed up all night with subjects being tested. Circadian represent one of the best resources in the country for information about Read more
The following story from the Houston Chronicle, which was picked up on NPR, is another reminder of how pervasive urine testing is becoming. Readers of this blog already know that I am not in favor of the use of drugs, but it is worth repeating that I am not. Nor am I against using urine Read more