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Reviews of Human Factors and Ergonomics, Volume 10: Worker Fatigue and Transportation Safety

Editor: Stephen M. Popkin
Year Published: 2015


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The final volume of the HFES series Reviews of Human Factors and Ergonomics offers nine chapters from domain experts describing real-world, practical guidance for addressing worker fatigue and transportation safety.


"The subject of safety couldn't be more essential or relevant to the changing world we are facing as leaders, both in transportation as well as across industries. One of the truths I've learned over 30 years of leading is that People Matter, and creating a culture that values safety for our employees and customers is the most important thing we can do as leaders. This book stimulates much-needed dialogue around fatigue management and hours of service, including the underlying science, behaviors, and culture, and will help inform forthcoming innovations in the way we lead safety within the transportation industry and beyond."
— Carmen Bianco, President, MTA, New York City Transit

“Fatigue is an established transportation risk that has cost lives, injured people, and disrupted professional and personal activities with economic losses into the billions. As you read this volume, every time you see 'safety,' translate that word into ‘lives lost and people hurt’ to appreciate what is at risk. Enhancing transportation safety then translates into ‘lives saved and injuries prevented.’ This context is provided to help readers stay grounded and focused on the vital objective of this volume: Managing worker fatigue will enhance transportation safety, save lives, and prevent injuries. . . . The chapter authors provide readers with a superb foundation of knowledge, tools, practices, and policies. They offer a deeper understanding of the challenges, gaps, and needs.”
— From the Foreword and Introduction by Mark R. Rosekind 


  • Foreword and Introduction — Mark R. Rosekind
  • Chapter 1. Fatigue Management in Safety-Critical Operations: History, Terminology, Management System Frameworks, and Industry Challenges — Adam Fletcher, Brionny Hooper, Ian Dunican, & Kazutaka Kogi
  • Chapter 2. The Case for Addressing Operator Fatigue — Jeanne F. Duffy, Kirsi-Marja Zitting, & Charles A. Czeisler
  • Chapter 3. A Method for Applying Fatigue Science to Accident Investigation — Jana M. Price & Bruce G. Coury
  • Chapter 4. Countermeasures for Mitigating Fatigue in Motor Vehicle Operators — Nancy J. Wesensten,  Thomas J. Balkin, & Gregory Belenky
  • Chapter 5. Fatigue-Inducing Factors in Motor Vehicle Operators — Mikael Sallinen & Christer Hublin
  • Chapter 6. Design Standards Considerations and the Effective Prevention of Operator Fatigue — Carlos A. Comperatore, Pik K. Ng, & Antonio B. Carvalhais
  • Chapter 7. A Systems-Based Framework to Measure, Predict, and Manage Fatigue — Andrew M. Lehrer
  • Chapter 8. Evoving Regulatory Approaches for Managing Fatigue Risk in Transport Operations — Philippa H. Gander
  • Chapter 9. From Transportation Fatigue Research to Effective Practice: The Case for Evaluation — Michael K. Coplen & Juna Z. Snow
  • Afterword — Stephen M. Popkin

About the Editor

Stephen M. Popkin is director of the Safety Management and Human Factors office at the U.S. Department of Transportation’s John A. Volpe National Transportation Systems Center in Cambridge, Massachusetts. Prior to joining the Volpe Center in 2000, Popkin was a senior engineer at a privately held consulting firm, and earlier he worked for the Naval Submarine Medical Research Laboratory in Groton, Connecticut. Popkin was the executive agent for the Human Factors Coordinating Committee, a cross-department body that has been coordinating human factors research and developing information for senior decision makers for the past 20 years on wide-ranging issues, including fatigue management. He leads the support to the U.S. Deputy Secretary of Transportation in operating the Department’s Safety Council, which is a senior-level body within the department to consider significant, cross-modal transportation safety issues, including safety culture and operator fatigue. Popkin is also one of three Department of Transportation representatives to the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health charged with helping that body develop the National Occupational Research Agenda for the transportation sector, with particular emphasis on fatigue.

ISBN 978-1-5063-2280-3
6 x 9 inches, 312 pages

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