Tuesday, September 13, 2005

Fatigue management conference kicks off

Fatigue is a safety problem in the trucking industry ...

"Transportation officials will join sleep experts from across the globe to discuss how to reduce fatigue-related crashes on highways.

Officials from 13 countries -- including representatives from Transport Canada and the Canadian Trucking Alliance -- are gathering in Seattle to exchange information on the latest fatigue management research, technologies and countermeasures.

The conference is part of a series of fatigue in transportation conferences that have taken place in Fremantle, Australia, since 1994, under the auspices of Murdoch University. Nearly 100 scientific papers will serve as the basis of discussion of various topics such as fatigue in transportation; fatigue indicators and monitoring devices; the impact of fatigue on performance, scheduling, sleep disorders screening and treatment and; fatigue management programs and countermeasures, education, training and evaluation."   continued ...   (Via Today's Trucking)

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