|ID (ISN) del documento||112063|
|ISSN - Título de la serie
||0003-6870 - Applied Ergonomics
|Número de serie
||Dorrian J., Baulk S.D., Dawson D.
||Work hours, workload, sleep and fatigue in Australian rail industry employees
||2011, Vol.42, p.202-209. Illus. 38 ref.
||This study investigated fatigue in a cross-sectional sample of Australian rail employees. Participants included 85 men and five women from four companies. Data were analysed for a total of 713 shifts. Subjects wore wrist actigraphs, evaluated their subjective fatigue scale, and completed sleep and work diaries for 14-days. Average sleep length, prior wake at shift end, shift duration and fatigue were within limits generally considered acceptable from a fatigue perspective. However, 13% of participants received 5h or less sleep in the prior 24 h, 16%, were awake for at least 16h at the end of shift and 7% worked at least 10h on 7% of shifts. While on average, sleep loss, extended wakefulness, longer work hours and work-related fatigue do not appear problematic in this sample, there is still a notable percentage of shifts that are likely to be associated with high levels of work-related fatigue. Given the size of the Australian rail sector with thousands of shifts occurring each day, this is potentially of operational concern. Further, results indicate that, in addition to sleep length, wakefulness and work hours, workload significantly influences fatigue. This has possible implications for bio-mathematical predictions of fatigue and for fatigue management more generally.
||Australia; fatiga; valoración de la fatiga; transporte por ferrocarril; factores de riesgo
||tareas de vigilancia; duración del trabajo; trabajo por turnos; privacion de sueno; apreciación subjetiva; estudio transversal
|Tipo de documento
||D - Artículos periódicos
||Transportes y comunicaciones
Fisiología del trabajo
|Broad subject area(s)
Industrias y ocupaciones
|Navegación por categoria(s)
Hours of work