AlertMeter®

Impairment Assessment Software for the

Twenty-First Century Workplace

How it Works

AlertMeter®

Impairment Assessment Software for the Twenty-First Century Workplace
How it Works
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Quick & Accurate

Accurately Assess Any Worker, Anytime, in Just 60 Seconds

Accessible & Easy to Use

Non-Lingual, Game-Like Interface From Any SmartPhone or Device

Objective & Non-Discriminatory

Detects Impairment Due to Any Cause Against a Worker’s Personal Baseline

Just One Impaired Worker Puts Your Company At Risk

An impaired worker, whether from drugs or alcohol, or from fatigue, illness, or stress, is a danger to themselves, their co-workers, and the company.

Bottom Line: The AlertMeter Makes A Quantifiable Difference

 

While on average, only 1.5% of all AlertMeter tests taken will indicate impairment, the ROI is clear:

 

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Worker's Comp Claim Reduction

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Total Recordable Incident Rate Reduction

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Productivity Increase

AlertMeter® | Measure & Manage Impairment Risk

  • Developed in response to the $9 Billion, impairment-caused, Exxon Valdez accident
  • Based on NASA’s Psychomotor Vigilance Test
  • Initial R&D funding provided by NIOSH
  • Over 75 million worker-hours tracked
  • 9 Patents
  • Shown to be successful in the highest risk, SIF-categorized industries including mining and oil & gas

AlertMeter® Can Make Your Substance Policies More Effective & Less Confrontational

 

When combined with current drug testing policies, AlertMeter can help eliminate subjectivity in determining who should be tested, ensuring a consistent application of policy and more precise identification of the small percentage of workers who pose the greatest risk. *The AlertMeter is not an approved replacement for drug testing when drug testing is mandated.

Review case studies from industries like yours.

Transportation & Logistics

Performance data collected over six months of AlertMeter® use demonstrated its effectiveness in ensuring fitness-for-duty among truck drivers.

Manufacturing

AlertMeter® provided company owners a way to test for fitness-for-work while maintaining fairness for employees.

Construction

At a major company in a high-risk industry, three work sites were measured and compared. One of the sites used AlertMeter®.

Frequently Asked Questions

How frequently does the AlertMeter detect impairment?

Fortunately, the majority of employees arrive at work, ready for work, and an employee's daily AlertMeter "in range" result can provide an affirmation for that good practice. Data from over 75 million worker-hours indicates that on average only 1.5% of all AlertMeter tests will test out of range. Accurately identifying this small percentage who may be impaired due to any cause enables supervisors to open productive conversations and apply your standard company policies.  

What is the protocol when an employee's test shows them to be potentially impaired?

Because AlertMeter only identifies when an employee's test results fall outside the employee's personally derived tolerated performance margin, and does not indicate the cause for the deviation, your next step is based upon your company policies and Human Resource protocols.

Are baseline scores static or dynamic?
Individual baseline scores are dynamic. The scoring algorithm adjusts automatically to reflect the user’s natural improvement at the test. This is referred to as a “rolling baseline.”
Are baselines separated according to industry or industry segment?

 No, all scores are specific to individual users and are independent of industries or sectors, other employees in the same company, age, and/or gender.

For what devices and platforms is AlertMeter available?
AlertMeter is available as an app for Apple iOS and Android OS smartphones, or it can be accessed with a Web browser on a 9” touchscreen tablet such as an Apple iPad, or on a desktop or laptop personal computer.
How can someone demo AlertMeter?
You can demo the browser-based test by going to https://app.alertmeter.com/signup. To demo the smartphone app version, download the app from the Apple or Android app stores, launch it once installed, then tap “Just a Demo.”
Where do employees take the test?
Most organizations affix the touchscreen tablets to the wall or a table near clock-in devices or common entries, in ready rooms, line-out areas, or similar. Another option for some companies is allowing employees to use the AlertMeter app right from their smartphones. We recommend that you schedule a demo to learn more about the access options that fit your company and your industry needs. 
What do employees think of the test?
Surveys overwhelmingly show that employees appreciate the non-invasiveness of alertness testing.
How does management know when an employee’s test score deviates significantly from his or her baseline?
Employees are assigned to Supervisors in the Admin Dashboard. If an employee is flagged, a text message or email notification is sent to the Supervisor.
Can you game the system?
Gaming detection is built into the software. If it detects gaming, the system will abort for a set period of time. Because users will become more adept at the test over time, the algorithm adjusts baselines to account for natural improvement at the test. As a result, the system can detect if users are intentionally trying to manipulate their baseline scores.
Is the test difficult?
Not at all. In fact, people often find it enjoyable and like to see their scores as an insight into their present mental acuity.

Vforge, Inc. management shares how AlertMeter® has reduced incidents and Workers Comp costs and helped to create a “culture of safety.”

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