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Keywords: passive control, thermal adsorption, steel railroad stress reduction, maximum temperature reduction, buckling
Abstract: Physical Sciences Inc. (PSI) has developed a tunable passive solution for limiting the maximum temperature of railroad track. The Rail Temperature Control System (RTCS)...
Keywords: Sleep health, fatigue, railroad safety culture, human factors, fatigue risk management, sleep disorders
Abstract: Originally launched in 2012, the Railroaders’ Guide to Healthy Sleep (RGHS) website (http://www.RailroaderSleep.org) is a non-regulatory, educational resource. Designed for...
Originally launched in 2012, the Railroaders’ Guide to Healthy Sleep (RGHS) website (http://www.RailroaderSleep.org) is a non-regulatory, educational resource. Designed for...
Keywords: Fatigue, work schedule, sleep pattern, sleep disorder, alertness, shiftwork, hours of service, split assignment, extra board
Abstract: This report draws on the results of several prior studies, all conducted with similar methodology, to characterize the prevalence of employee fatigue in the U.S. railroad industry...
Cognitive and Collaborative Demands of Freight Conductor Activities: Results and Implications of a Cognitive Task Analysis
Keywords: Cognitive task analysis, CTA, freight rail, freight conductor, conductor training, Rail Safety Improvement Act, RSIA, positive train control, PTC, conductor certification
Abstract: This report presents the results of a cognitive task analysis (CTA) that examined the cognitive and collaborative demands placed on conductors, as well as the knowledge and skills...
Keywords: Sleep, Railroad worker employees