03:52 pm, Wednesday 20 February, 2013
The federal government recently announced the creation of the new Cooperative Research Centre (CRC) for Alertness, Safety and Productivity; the National Transport Commission (NTC) welcomes this news.
Australia is already strong in sleep and alertness research and the new CRC will enable a collaborative approach with expert knowledge, state of the art technologies, and key industry partners all working together.
George Konstandakos, the NTC Acting Chief Executive, said that fatigue is a principle cause of serious injury and death on Australian roads and research helps to create an understanding how fatigue affects employees at work sites.
He said that the NTC is looking forward to working closely with the CRC and others to create practical tools for the industries and policies based on research that can help to safely manage fatigue.
The NTC will actively participate with the CRC to assist the development of reforms and to ensure that they are backed by the best available scientific knowledge.
For more information about the CRC see their website.