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Webinar Recording

Title:Identification of Fatigue Countermeasures for the Short Line Railroad Industry Phase I & II
Date Recorded:Apr 23, 2020
Project #:MPC-409, MPC-409
Report #:MPC-18-367

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On Apr. 23, 2020, Dr. Sherry discussed the research findings of MPC-409, the measurement issues and fatigue management in the transportation industry. The purpose of this project was to establish a baseline for the evaluation of proposed fatigue mitigation efforts, utilizing a variety of measures of sleep and fatigue, to gather initial data for comparison to later studies. Results demonstrated that there was sufficient data to establish a baseline for evaluate existing work schedules using the fatigue models approved by the FRA. The results indicate that typical day-time schedules have the least risk of fatigue. Standard night shifts, from 11 pm to 6 am had the greatest risk of fatigue.

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