NTSB Tired of Fatigue

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Mar 062010
 

image Hard on the heels of warning by the UK’s MCA that it will gun for shipowners who allow hours of rest requirements to be flouted the US National Transportation Safety Board chairman,  Deborah Hersma has called for greater efforts by the sleep research and healthcare community to educate policy makers of the dangers of fatigue in transportation.

Hersma told the annual conference of the National Sleep Foundation in Washington, DC, Hersman that fatigue has been a concern for the Board since the creation of the agency in 1967 and it has been an issue on the Board’s Most Wanted List of Transportation Safety Improvements since the list was established in 1990.

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