Is It Possible to Catch Up on Lost Sleep?

The general rule of thumb is that adults need eight hours of sleep each night. Some people need a little more and others need a little less. Unfortunately, most Americans get less than seven hours of sleep each night, which means that most people are chronically sleep deprived. Sleep deprivation can increase the risk of…Read more

Case Studies in Fatigue-Related Plane Crashes

Workers in any industry are more susceptible to making mistakes when they are sleep deprived. At best, this is counterproductive. At worst, fatigue can turn deadly. Pilot fatigue is one of the most significant safety problems that the aviation industry faces, and it played a key role in the following plane crashes. Air France Flight…Read more

Sleep Aids Aren’t a Substitute for Sleep

Well-rested drivers are safer drivers. Without enough quality sleep, drivers and heavy equipment operators are less likely to react quickly and prudently to safety hazards. The risk of falling asleep behind the wheel is even more serious. The issue of driver fatigue may prompt some to consider sleep aids as a substitute for falling asleep…Read more

A Closer Look at OpGuard

OpGuard is one of Guardvant’s signature safety solutions. It’s a driver fatigue risk management system that reduces the risk of fatigue-related accidents, protecting operators and other employees. The OpGuard components are mounted directly in the cab, but are completely unobtrusive and do not affect the normal operation of the vehicle. Technologically Advanced Components The main…Read more

Is Fatigued Driving as Dangerous as Impaired Driving?

It’s common knowledge that impaired driving is dangerous and can quickly turn deadly. Every year, across the country, there are countless public awareness campaigns and law enforcement initiatives aimed at halting impaired driving. As dangerous as impaired driving is, more focus needs to be placed on preventing fatigued driving, which can indeed be just as…Read more

Guardvant Joins the Hexagon Family

Hexagon Mining is an industry leader in applying innovative design, planning, and operational safety technologies to improve the safety and productivity of mines. Guardvant, another industry leader, focuses on developing cutting-edge technologies for collision avoidance, proximity detection, and fatigue risk management. Together, Guardvant and Hexagon Mining are a force to be reckoned with. The Acquisition…Read more

Reasons Driver Fatigue Is So Common

In order to operate heavy equipment safely, it’s important that the operator be fully alert at all times. Driver fatigue can easily lead to a serious accident, putting the safety of the driver, the crew, and any bystanders in jeopardy. That’s why anybody who maintains a worksite needs to understand how to prevent driver fatigue….Read more

How to Ensure You Hire Reliable Equipment Operators

Operating heavy equipment on a worksite is a major responsibility, and not everybody is up to the challenge. That’s why it’s imperative that you take the time to find the best possible candidates to operate machinery at your site. It isn’t always easy, however, to find equipment operators who will be as safe, responsible, and…Read more

How More Accurate Reporting Can Improve Your Worksite Safety

Accurate reporting is a key component of effective worksite safety plans. By tracking incidents, recording injuries, and monitoring site conditions, you can reduce the risk of future issues and help your workers get the job done more efficiently and safely. If you haven’t embraced accurate reporting from your job-site, these benefits could change your mind…Read more

Controllable Factors in Worksite Collisions

Worksite collisions are dangerous for your employees and costly for your company. Injuries, lost labor, and damaged equipment can all put your job behind schedule and add additional expenses to your budget. Although it is not always possible to prevent a collision from occurring, there are many factors that can be controlled so that collisions…Read more