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