ASSE Foundation Grant Supports Fatigue Research

Sir Isaac Newton said, “If I have seen further it is by standing on the shoulders of giants.”

Scientific inquiry is key to many areas of human endeavor. Questions we can shed light on today help to better ourselves and the world tomorrow.

ASSE Foundation recognizes the importance of research to the future of the OSH profession and ASSE’s members’ ability to create safe workplaces. That’s why it invests in research projects that support the development of knowledge, innovative methods, systems and other interventions for advancing workplace safety and health.

The Foundation is currently funding a major project under the direction of Lora Cavuoto, assistant professor of industrial and systems engineering at University at Buffalo, SUNY. Her 3-year study, “Advancing Safety Surveillance Using Individualized Sensor Technology,” focuses on implementing sensor technology to track fatigue in individuals. The goal is to provide data that will enable OSH professionals to implement interventions that reduce fatigue-related incidents.

Cavuoto explains the research project in a video published by the university.