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Reviews of Human Factors and Ergonomics

Reviews of Human Factors and Ergonomics
Worker Fatigue and Transportation Safety

First Edition
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December 2015 | SAGE Publications, Inc
Transportation touches everyone and is fundamental to how modern society functions. Moving people and goods has become a critical element of all civilized life and has created global communities that rely on safe and effective means of transport. A critical foundation of our global transportation system is safety in getting people and products to their intended destinations. That foundation is reflected in this vitally important volume of Reviews of Human Factors and Ergonomics, which focuses on worker fatigue and transportation safety. An alert operator is the most basic component of any transportation activity. Fatigue is an established transportation risk that has cost lives, injured people, and disrupted professional and personal activities, with economic losses into the billions. As you read this volume, every time you see safety, translate it into “lives lost and people hurt” to appreciate what is at risk. Enhancing transportation safety then translates into “lives saved and injuries prevented.” This context is provided to help readers stay grounded and focused on the vital objective of this volume: Managing worker fatigue will enhance transportation safety, save lives, and prevent injuries. This volume provides a unique opportunity for researchers, operators, and policy makers to increase their knowledge and understanding of the diverse and sometimes complex factors that affect worker fatigue. The chapters in Volume 10, however, go far beyond simply providing information to emphasize the translation of research into operational practices and policies. The specific collection of topics covered, thoroughly addressed and highly complementary, offer practical, real-world guidance on addressing worker fatigue. The authors also do a superb job of highlighting the gaps to identify where more research is needed. Operations can change or new policies could have a role. Every chapter offers significant knowledge, practical guidance, and valuable insights to managing worker fatigue. Anyone interested in or responsible for transportation sa

Mark R. Rosekind
Foreword and Introduction
Adam Fletcher, Brionny Hooper, Ian Dunican, & Kazutaka Kogi
Fatigue Management in Safety-Critical Operations: History, Terminology, Management System Frameworks, and Industry Challenges
Jeanne F. Duffy, Kirsi-Marja Zitting, & Charles A. Czeisler
The Case for Addressing Operator Fatigue
Jana M. Price & Bruce G. Coury
A Method for Applying Fatigue Science to Accident Investigation
Nancy J. Wesensten, Thomas J. Balkin, & Gregory Belenky
Countermeasures for Mitigating Fatigue in Motor Vehicle Operators
Mikael Sallinen & Christer Hublin
Fatigue-Inducing Factors in Transportation Operators
Carlos A. Comperatore, Pik K. Ng, & Antonio B. Carvalhais
Design Standards Considerations and the Effective Prevention of Operator Fatigue
Andrew M. Lehrer
A Systems-Based Framework to Measure, Predict, and Manage Fatigue
Philippa H. Gander
Evolving Regulatory Approaches for Managing Fatigue Risk in Transport Operations
Michael K. Coplen & Juna Z. Snow
From Transportation Fatigue Research to Effective Practice: The Case for Evaluation
Stephen M. Popkin

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