Madison, WI (PRWEB) December 28, 2012
ScheduleSoft, the leader in workforce scheduling, is helping the petrochemical industry reduce the risk of fatigue with its ScheduleSoft Fatigue Manager product. Although the fatigue management guidelines are not presently mandated, forward looking refineries and petrochemical plants are committing to risk management practices that help them anticipate when workers are potentially exposed to an “at risk” situation. Fully integrated with ScheduleSoft’s flagship workforce scheduling application, Fatigue Manager allows organizations to configure prescriptive scheduling rules related to work set limits, mandatory rest periods, employee preferences, and job qualifications. Using Fatigue Manager, companies also minimize unwanted exceptions to Hours of Service and reduce labor contract grievances.
One of the largest refinerie s in the United States has implemented ScheduleSoft Fatigue Manager as part of an overall initiative to adopt a Fatigue Risk Management System that will help ensure the workforce remains adequately rested and qualified. Each of its 6 refineries operates under its own scheduling rules determined by local union contract or work rules while following corporate guidance to ensure operators rotate through their qualified jobs on a regular basis in order to maintain their qualifications. All of these rules and corporate policies are automated in Fatigue Manager to create work schedules that honor each facility’s fatigue management and job rotation rules.
“Most organizations operate under different rules at each facility. Our Fatigue Manager solution is unique in the way it handles the constraints out-of-the-box but is flexible enough to be configured to meet specific needs,” said Gregory Flessas, ScheduleSoft Founder and CEO. “A continuing decline in demand and ever-changing regulations translate to weak margins for refiners who are forced to respond by cutting costs, reducing capacity utilization, and closing facilities. The power behind a solution like ours is that it not only reduces the risk associated with scheduling fatigued workers, it helps improve overall workforce productivity and can have a direct impact on the bottom line.”
Since 1996 ScheduleSoft has been providing demand-driven workforce scheduling solutions that are scalable and flexible enough to support the full range of scheduling needs. Hundreds of organizations across many industries have selected ScheduleSoft because it offers the most comprehensive functionality with the flexibility and robust capabilities to scale to and automate the requirements of any environment. To learn more about ScheduleSoft products, or to see a demonstration, call 1-800-416-9006.