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Document ID (ISN)109388
CIS number 09-462
ISSN - Serial title 0095-6562 - Aviation, Space, and Environmental Medicine
Year 2009
Convention or series no.
Author(s) Caldwell J.A., Mallis M.M., Caldwell J.L., Paul M.A., Miller J.C., Neri D.F.
Title Fatigue countermeasures in aviation
Bibliographic information Jan. 2009, Vol.80, No.1, p.29-59. 237 ref.
Abstract Accident statistics, reports from pilots themselves, and operational flight studies all show that fatigue is a growing concern within commercial civil aviation. This position paper reviews relevant scientific literature, analyses applicable United States civilian and military flight regulations, evaluates various in-flight and pre- and post-flight fatigue countermeasures, and describes emerging technologies for detecting and countering fatigue. Following the discussion of each major issue, position statements address ways to deal with fatigue in specific contexts with the goal of using current scientific knowledge to update policy and provide tools and techniques for improving air safety.
Descriptors (primary) fatigue; aircraft; air transport; work time schedules; conditions of work
Descriptors (secondary) literature survey; pharmacological prevention; USA; research; work capacity; hours of work; report
Document type D - Periodical articles
Country / State or ProvinceUSA
Subject(s) Occupational physiology
Transport and communications
Broad subject area(s) Physiology, ergonomics
Browse category(ies) Fatigue
Air transportation
Hours of work