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).
Driver fatigue is estimated to be the cause of 100,000 highway crashes and 1,500 deaths each year. We would suggest the number attributed to fatigue could be much higher if driver fatigue were to be counted as a contributing condition. Nevertheless the numbers are daunting. FATALITIES AND INJURIES Overall: The U.S. Department of Transportation’s Fatal Read more
Airline pilots flying while fatigued poses risk to safety 27 June 2007 A BBC News investigation has revealed growing concerns among airline pilots that fatigue is leading to potentially dangerous incidents in the air. The BBC has heard from 32 pilots who say they have flown while unfit due to fatigue. The BBC can reveal Read more
In testimony on 6 June 2007, before the Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure, Subcommittee on Aviation, FAA Deputy Associate Administrator for Aviation Safety Peggy Gilligan responded to concerns voiced the day before by Mark Rosenker, chairman of the National Transportation Safety Board, about the FAA’s response to the Board’s urgent safety recommendations. Her excellent comments Read more
I am going to Washington DC next week to speak to FAA officials and to NTSB officials. This article will be part of my package. WASHINGTON (CNN) — Fatigued air traffic controllers contributed to four aviation mishaps in recent years, and may have been a factor in last year’s Comair crash that killed 49 people, Read more
Quoted from the Columbian, Clark County, Washington: Columbian editorial staff Money can compete with safety when it comes to railroads, which is why it is encouraging that the government’s top railroad official is lobbying to change rules concerning workers’ schedules. The change could lead to reduction in the number of train accidents caused by crew Read more