Fatigue is Dangerous

Causes and Consequences of Fatigue

Michael Trufant presented this slide deck in August at the Safety + VPPPA Conference in New Orleans. The National Safety Council researched the effect of fatigue on workplace safety. An estimated 13% of workplace injuries can be attributed to fatigue!

Fatigue can be especially dangerous to transportation professionals such as drivers, train engineers, ship captains, and pilots because their office is in public.

  • 13% of all fatal truck crashes and 28% in single CMV crashes have fatigue as a factor
  • 28% of truck drivers are afflicted with obstructive sleep apnea
  • Drivers with sleep apnea 5 times more likely to crash
  • The cost of motor vehicle collisions due to sleep apnea is $15.9 billion per year
  • Every $1 spent on treating sleep apnea saves $3.49 in collision claims


2018-03-13T13:44:31+00:00 October 1st, 2017|Industrial, Sleep Apnea/CPAP|0 Comments

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