“It’s the equivalent of being drunk:” Fatigue baked into Canadian rail worker scheduling, experts say

(Source: Toronto Star, December 1, 2019)

CALGARY — Fatigue was one of the major factors behind a recent weeklong strike by 3,200 CN workers represented by the Teamsters Canada Rail Conference. According to fatigue experts and past research, railway crews awake for more than 17 hours can be as impaired as a drunk driver with a .05 blood-alcohol volume. A full 24 hours without rest is closer to .10.

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