WSU Plans Fatigue Risk Management Industry Day

Sunday, September 8, 2019

About Industry Day

Fatigue is inevitable in a world reliant on 24/7 operations. Fatigue cannot be completely eliminated in the modern workforce, but the risk associated with fatigue can be managed.

Join us for Fatigue Risk Management Industry Day and hear from international scientists and industry experts, including keynote speaker professor Drew Dawson from Australia, on the latest developments in the science of fatigue and how to mitigate its impact on the workplace.

WSU’s Sleep and Performance Research Center is organizing the Fatigue Risk Management Industry Day in conjunction with the Shiftwork2019 meeting held September 9-13 in Coeur d’Alene, ID. Over 150 international experts on fatigue risk management will be visiting the Inland Northwest for this Symposium, and we are gathering select experts to lead breakout sessions focused on high-priority topics for Fatigue Risk Management Industry Day.

Reasons to Attend Industry Day

  • Hear scientists explain the impact of fatigue in the workplace and how to address fatigue risk
  • Learn how fatigue risk management can improve safety, productivity, health, and well-being, as well as save costs
  • Network with scientists, employers, representatives from shiftwork industries, and others interested in workplace fatigue issues
  • Learn about potential strategies to manage fatigue and health, such as workplace napping, flexible work hours, fatigue risk management tools, managing nighttime light exposure, and use of mathematical models

Event Overview

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Location: WSU Health Sciences Spokane campus

Sunday, September 8: 

  • 4:30 – 6:00 pm: Welcome Reception

Monday, September 9: 

  • 8:00 – 9:00 am: Breakfast
  • 9:00 – 10:00 am: Keynote
    • Drew Dawson: Managing Fatigue, Not Just Hours…
  • 10:00 – 10:40 am: Plenary Session
    • Daniel Mollicone: A Comprehensive Approach to Fatigue Risk Management in Trucking Operations
  • 10:40 – 11:00 am: Coffee Break
  • 11:00 am – 12:30 pm: Breakout Sessions 1 + 2
    • #1. Adam Fletcher, Jill Dorrian, Imelda Wong: Shift Work, Sleep, and Well-Being
    • #2. Tomas Klemets, Hans Spanjers: Fatigue Risk Management: Strategical and Tactical Implementation
  • 12:30 – 1:30 pm: Lunch
    • With Sleep and Performance Research Center lab tours available
  • 1:30 – 3:00 pm: Breakout Sessions 3 + 4
    • #3. David Dinges, Daniel Mollicone: PVT: The Gold Standard Measure of Alertness
    • #4. Philippa Gander, Marian Wilson: Helping Nursing and Other Health Care Workers Doing Shift Work
  • 3:00 – 3:15 pm: Closing
    • Transportation to Coeur d’Alene will be provided for participants of the Shiftwork2019 meeting


Tickets are $60 per person or $500 per company* (up to 10 people)

*Company package includes opportunity to help customize a breakout session to your company’s needs!

The standard registration period has ended, but we can still accommodate a few late registrations.

For late registration and questions, please contact us at