Mike Harnett

10:15AM - 11:00AM PDT

Mike Harnett


Mike Harnett is President of Solaris Fatigue Management, a consulting firm that specializes in optimizing worker health, safety, and performance. An award-winning speaker, Mike is regarded as a subject matter expert on the science of fatigue and its impact on performance. She has been a consultant to various government agencies including the Canadian Standards Association, and NASA.

Mike is currently guiding various regulatory, labour, and safety associations in developing fatigue risk management plans. She also assists private industry, including trucking and mining.

Mike is recognized for her ability to simplify complex subjects, like driver fatigue, and deliver their content in an innovative manner for all audiences.


Fatigue is a chameleon. It disguises itself as a rule violation, a lapse of attention, non-compliance to occupational health and safety, or more often, human error. It affects everyone. Truck drivers, in particular, must be on guard. In BC, on average, driver fatigue kills nine people and injures 620 in 850 crashes each year.

Organizations, including trucking companies, deal with the consequences of fatigue-related incidents on a regular basis and may not even know the extent of it. It is time to open our eyes to see how fatigue lurks not only in our workers, but hidden in the design and management of our work system. This session will focus on tactical strategies to combat fatigue that can be implemented by drivers and workers.