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Start Time Variability and Predictability in Railroad Train and Engine Freight and Passenger Service Employees
Keywords: Work schedules, start time variability, fatigue, train and engine service, accident probability, FAST
Abstract: Start time variability in work schedules is often hypothesized to be a cause of railroad employee fatigue because unpredictable work start times prevent employees from planning...
Keywords: Job analysis, job tasks, training assessment, freight conductor, safety-sensitive positions, knowledge, skills, abilities
Abstract: This document describes the results from a job analysis that was conducted for the position of Freight Conductor. Key aspects of the position were identified, including main tasks...
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...
Keywords: sleep; actigraphy; locomotive engineer; FAST; Fatigue Avoidance Scheduling Tool
Abstract: This report presents the results of a study to validate the AutoSleep sleep prediction algorithm, which is a component of the Fatigue Avoidance Scheduling Tool (FAST). Researchers...
Analysis of the Relationship between Operator Effectiveness Measures and Economic Impacts of Rail Accidents
Keywords: fatigue, railroad accidents, railroad accident cost, economics, fatigue modeling, effectiveness, relative risk, SAFTE, FAST
Abstract: Data from 350 human factors (HFs)-related accident and 958 non-HFs-related U.S. rail accidents from January 1, 2003, through May 31, 2003, were analyzed for relationship between...