ALERTNESS IN THE RAILROAD INDUSTRY

The purpose of this paper is to describe the process that Consolidated Rail Corporation is using to incorporate science into the operating practice demands of the railroad industry, in order to help employees reduce job-related fatigue and improve their overall health and safety. Topics covered include fatigue risk factors, operational evaluation, fatigue measurement techniques, fatigue countermeasures, countermeasure evaluation and critical success factors. Specific fatigue countermeasures discussed include training, sleep disorders screening, improved information flow, terminal resting facilities, on train napping policy, communication headsets, and work/rest improvements.

Language

  • English

Media Info

  • Pagination: p. 29-38

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00789168
  • Record Type: Publication
  • ISBN: 0865875162
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Mar 25 2000 12:00AM