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Fatigue Status of the U.S. Railroad Industry

Document Series
Technical Reports
Judith Gertler, Amanda DiFiore and Thomas Raslear
Report Number
Subject Fatigue Management, Hours of Service, Human Factors, Sleep Disorders, Work Schedule & Sleep Patterns
Fatigue, work schedule, sleep pattern, sleep disorder, alertness, shiftwork, hours of service, split assignment, extra board

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Last updated: Friday, February 22, 2013