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Managing Fatigue in Transportation: Proceedings of the 3rd Fatigue in Transportation Conference, Fremantle, Western Australia 1998

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22 Oct 1998
Emerald Group Publishing Limited
484 pages - 156 x 234 x 28mm


This book is concerned with driver fatigue across all transport modes. Most research into the effects of fatigue has been restricted to studies of road users but with new estimates showing more crashes can be attributed to fatigue than previously thought, fatigue is increasingly being seen as a significant public health problem. Drawing together research into fatigue and its management in all transport modes, this book shows that much can be learned from approaching the phenomenon in an integrative way. Exposing common misconceptions and exploring key research findings, the book presents the true complexity of the problem by bringing together up-to-date review contributions from experts on the causes and countermeasures to fatigues. The work will give policy makers a sound basis for formulating changes in regulatory frameworks as well as providing the research community and the concerned public with a complete picture of this complex problem and its solutions.
Part headings and selected chapters: Foreword. Contributors. The Scope of the Fatigue Problem: What Can Research Tell Us? Fatigue management: lessons from research (A. Smiley). Sleep survey of commuters on a large US rail system (J.A. Walsleben et al.). Driver fatigue: performance and state changes (P.A. Desmond). Sleep Loss and Other Causes of Fatigue. Sustaining performance during continuous operations: the US Army's sleep management system (G. Belenky et al.). Identification and control of nonwork-related contributors to operator sleepiness (J.A. Caldwell, J.L. Caldwell). Study of commercial vehicle drivers rest periods and recovery of performance in an operational environment (S. Vespa et al.). Fatigue: performance impairment, sleep and ageing in shiftwork operations (R.J. Heslegrave). Assessment of Fatigue. A work related fatigue model based on hours of work (A. Fletcher, D. Dawson). Managing fatigue by drowsiness detection: can technological promises be realised? (D.F. Dinges, M.M. Mallis). Does regulating driving hours improve safety? (N. Haworth). Prescriptive driving hours: the next step (B. Moore). Update on the US FHWA commercial driver fatigue research and technology, rulemaking, education/outreach and enforcement program (R.R. Knipling). Fatigue among ship's watchkeepers: a qualitative study of incident at sea reports (R. Phillips). Fatigue in ferry crews -- a pilot study (L.A. Reyner, S.D. Baulk). New Approaches to Managing Fatigue. Three fatigue management revolutions for the 21st century (R.R. Knipling). New York State's comprehensive approach to addressing drowsy driving (A.T. McCartt et al.). An integrated fatigue management programme for tanker drivers (P. Gander et al.). The Queensland approach: the fatigue management program (G.L. Mahon). The Western Australian strategy for managing fatigue in the road transport industry (L. Poore, L.R. Hartley). Index.

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