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Recent reports from the National Sleep Foundation confirm that sleeping problems impact job performance in the transportation industry. Human error caused by fatigue and sleep deprivation are responsible for the majority of severe accidents in the workplace.
Recent studies have shown that truck drivers are at a high-risk for sleep apnea and other sleep disorders. Considering that driving with an untreated sleep disorder can be the equivalent of having a .06 08 blood alcohol level, it is important to recognize the signs of sleep disorders and begin treatment immediately. Click here to learn more about staying safe while on the road.
Alternating shifts and rapidly changing time zones present unique obstacles when it comes to sleep and safety in the aviation industry. Although it may seem impossible to get all the sleep you need, employing a few techniques can keep you alert and safe in the air. Click here for tips on fighting flight fatigue.
According to the NSF, train operators experience the greatest issues when it comes to sleep and job performance. 18% of operators attributed a “near miss” accident at work to sleepiness. To learn more about staying safe on the rails, click here.
According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, sleep deprivation is responsible for over 100,000 vehicular accidents and annually causes 1,500 deaths. Since driving remains the #1 mode of transportation in America, it is imperative to know how to stay safe on the roadways. To learn more, click here.