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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...
The Effects of Work Schedule on Train Handling Performance and Sleep of Locomotive Engineers: A Simulator Study.
Keywords: locomotive engineers; fatigue; work schedules, hours of service; sleep, RALES simulator; work performance; train-handling; alertness; ciradian rythms, safety
Abstract: Current Federal regulations governing Hours of Service for locomotive engineers allow work schedules that have backwards rotating shift start times. Locomotive engineers who work...