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Stories from 2012

Managing fatigue in Australia

November 26th, London A team from Clockwork has just completed a 4-week project in Australia, where they conducted fatigue risk site assessments at two gold and copper mining operations. Dr Paul Jackson and Dr Katharina Lederle were invited to undertake the assessment by Newmont Asia Pacific Region, part of the...Read more

Clockwork present at PACTS ‘Driving While Impaired’ conference

Tuesday 16th October, London Dr Paul Jackson was invited to present at the Parliamentary Advisory Committee on Transport Safety (PACTS) Conference 'Driving While Impaired', which took place today at the Royal College of Medicine in London. In publicising the conference, PACTS said: "Despite the progress in reducing drink-driving, around 14%...Read more

Managing fatigue in Indonesia

October 13th, London A team from Clockwork has just returned from a 2-week project in Indonesia, where they conducted a fatigue risk site assessment of a copper mining operation. Dr Paul Jackson and Dr Katharina Lederle were invited to undertake the assessment by PT NNT, the Indonesian arm of the...Read more

Clockwork deliver fatigue training for the Institute of Chemical Engineers

Thursday 20th September, Edinburgh Clockwork's Research Director, Dr Alexandra Holmes was invited to deliver the 'Managing Fatigue' module of the Institute of Chemical Engineers 'Human Factors in Health and Safety' course in Edinburgh, Scotland this week. Dr Holmes discussed the latest developments in Fatigue Management in two sessions focusing on...Read more

Managing fatigue in Egypt

August 10th, 2012, London A team from Clockwork has just returned from a project in Cairo, Egypt, where they conducted a fatigue risk site assessment of parts of an oil and gas operation. Clockwork's managing director, Dr Paul Jackson and Behavioural Researcher Ray Duffy, were invited to undertake the assessment...Read more

Managing fatigue in Ghana

July 30th, 2012, London A team from Clockwork has just returned from a 2-week project in Ghana, where they conducted a fatigue risk site assessment of a gold mining operation. Dr Paul Jackson and Dr Katharina Lederle were invited to undertake the assessment by the Ghana arm of the Newmont...Read more

Fatigue Rules for Cargo Pilots

The US Congress is considering a bill that would extend pilot rest rules to air cargo operations. The Federal Aviation Authority has asked a federal court to put a pilot-union lawsuit on hold so the agency can re-examine its position. When the FAA issued the new regulations in December, it...Read more

Driver Fatigue Deadly for Oil Workers

At about 10pm one night in July 2011, following a 17-hour shift at a natural gas well in Ohio, four crew members climbed into their company truck to begin a 4-hour drive home. Just 10 minutes from arriving there, the driver fell asleep and the truck veered off the highway,...Read more

Bus driver AND company to blame for fatal crash

A tour bus crash which claimed 15 lives in March 2011 was caused by a sleep-deprived driver and a bus company with inadequate safety systems, the US National Transportation Safety Board has found. The investigation board agreed that the driver had almost no sleep in the three days leading up...Read more

Night work a Health Risk for Women

A study carried out by researchers at the Centre for Research in Epidemiology and Population Health in France, and published in the International Journal of Cancer , suggests that the risk of developing breast cancer is higher among women who have worked at night. The study compared 1200 women who...Read more