Work Schedules and Sleep Patterns of Railroad Workers

The objective of this project is to: (1) develop data sets on work and rest patterns for railroad workers to improve the understanding of the role of fatigue in the industry; and (2) collect samples from signalmen, maintenance-of-way workers (MOW), dispatchers, conductors and locomotive engineers. Data sets consist of the amount of daily work and sleep for a 15-day period: -type of work, pattern of work, commuting time and other factors -subjective assessment of alertness -demographic data for analysis


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  • Status: Active
  • Funding: $1200000.00
  • Sponsor Organizations:

    Federal Railroad Administration

    1200 New Jersey Avenue, SE
    Washington, DC  United States  20590
  • Project Managers:

    Raslear, Tom

  • Performing Organizations:

    Foster-Miller, Incorporated

    350 Second Avenue
    Waltham, MA  United States  02254
  • Start Date: 20120510
  • Expected Completion Date: 0
  • Actual Completion Date: 0
  • Source Data: RiP Project 30773

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 01465231
  • Record Type: Research project
  • Source Agency: Department of Transportation
  • Files: RIP, USDOT
  • Created Date: Jan 3 2013 2:57PM