Sask. employers can soon use software to detect workplace fatigue and impairment

The AlertMeter test uses a variety of puzzles to measure a worker’s ability to classify various geometric shapes quickly and accurately to see if they are alert and ready to work.A new software designed to detect workplace fatigue and impairment called AlertMeter will soon be available to employers in Saskatchewan.

The Safety Association of Saskatchewan Manufacturers (SASM) announced on Thursday that they’ll be the first licensed distributor in the country.

AlertMeter is a 90-second on-screen test that employees would take before their shift to help detect impairment from all sources including lack of sleep, emotional stress or drugs and alcohol.

“There are too many workplace fatalities and inquires in Saskatchewan every year,” said Ken Ricketts, executive director of Safety Association of Saskatchewan Manufacturers.

“Everyone needs a safe workplace and I’m happy to say SASM is taking concrete steps to help employers reduce injuries and fatalities in this province.”

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