Category Archives: Operator Fatigue

Countermeasures for Use in Fatigue Risk Management

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Work-related fatigue is a threat to safe transport, but little has been done to structure the complex array of possible mitigating measures that risk managers can consider. To improve the situation, we review the literature to identify and explain 15 …

Fatigue Evaluation of the Increased Weight Limit on Transit Railway Bridges

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The Mineta Transportation Institute has released a report that introduces an approach to ascertaining the remaining fatigue life of steel railway bridges, including the extent to which heavy freight cars affect critical locations near bridge supports. View Report

Impaired Vigilance and Increased Accident Rate in Public Transport Operators in Associated with Sleep Disorders

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Objectives: Sleep disturbances can impair alertness and neurocognitive performance and increase the risk of falling asleep at the wheel. The authors investigated the prevalence of sleep disorders among public transport operators (PTOs) and assessed the interventional effects on hypersomnolence and …

Research on Fatigue in Transit Operations

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The Transportation Research Board (TRB) Conference on Research on Fatigue in Transit Operations was conducted October 12–13, 2011, at the Keck Center of the National Academies in Washington, D.C. The conference, which was sponsored by the Transit Cooperative Research Program …

Safety Implications of Transit Operator Schedule Policies – Phase I

Posted ago by zavacki

Long driving hours have a potential of causing fatigue, which is known as a contributing factor for collisions. This paper examines the influence of bus operator driving hours on the occurrence of preventable collisions by employing data from a questionnaire …