Fatigue Monitoring and Management across Different Industries Conference Paper uri icon

abstract

  • Copyright 2016 by Human Factors and Ergonomics Society. Fatigue, often defined as a physiological state of reduced mental or physical performance capability resulting from sleep loss, circadian phase, or workload (physical or cognitive), has been implicated as a critical risk factor resulting in severe injuries and accidents. A great deal of research has been done into the identification, measurement, and management of fatigue, however it is still poorly understood. This may be due to the characteristics and variability of work conditions across different industries; for example, fatigue in manufacturing is largely related to physical demands, and in aviation fatigue is related to sleep and shift-work. This panel will comprise of academics and practitioners across manufacturing, healthcare, transportation, aviation, and oil and gas industries. Topics covered within each industry will include fatigue causes and consequences, existing fatigue monitoring/management practices, barriers to fatigue monitoring and management, and recommendations/discussions around improving the current state.

author list (cited authors)

  • Mehta, R. K., Peres, S. C., Steege, L. M., Potvin, J. R., Wahl, M., Stanley, L. M., & Nesthus, T. E.

citation count

  • 2

publication date

  • September 2016