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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: Ballast behavior, discrete element modeling, DEM, Discrete Element Method, triaxial test, fouling, dynamic train loading, ballast degradation and image analysis
Abstract: An innovative integrated computational-experimental laboratory testing framework has been developed at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign to evaluate clean and fouled...
Keywords: Positive Train Control, Generalized Train Movement Simulator, I-ETMS, risk assessment, level splitting, engineering reliability metrics
Abstract: The Federal Railroad Administration funded the BNSF San Bernardino Case Study to verify its Generalized Train Movement Simulator (GTMS) risk assessment capabilities on a planned...
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...
Keywords: Close calls, human factors, safety culture, risk reduction, continuous improvement, employee involvement, passenger rail