Mike Harnett is President of Solaris Fatigue Management, a consulting firm that specializes in fatigue risk management systems.
Mike has over 25 years of experience consulting with various US and Canadian government agencies including NASA, the US Federal Rail Association, and the Rail Association of Canada. She has also assisted in the delivery of program development and guidance documents for airport authorities, airlines, mining, energy, maritime, municipal, first responder and entertainment industries.
Mike is an active subject matter expert, serving on several technical committees to help establish regulations as well as national and international standards. She recently participated in the National Safety Council’s Blue Ribbon Panel addressing fatigue in the United States.
With a background in human factors and sleep neurobiology, Mike is recognized for her ability to take complex subjects and deliver their content in a simplified and innovative manner for all to understand. An award‐winning speaker, she is known for her sense of humor and is an internationally sought‐after presenter and trainer.
I’ll Sleep When I’m Dead
Twice you've dozed off at the wheel, only to wake up as you're entering the ditch. You manage 6 hours of sleep if you're lucky. You have the energy of a slug, you're arguing more and more with your family and co-workers, and there's a small nuclear reaction bubbling up in your stomach again. Cutting back on sleep has consequences. Can we sustain the pace we’ve set for ourselves? The evidence says, NO! This session will reveal how fatigue is affecting real people in real time, and provide personal strategies on how you can take action to protect yourself.