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... 1 Safety is a major concern in all freight operations with human error often being a key factor in incidents and accidents. Fatigue increases the risk for human error, which is why managing fatigue should be a key component of any safety management system (SMS)
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... 2 Enhancing Sleep Efficiency on Vessels in the Tug/Towboat/Barge Industry tug/towboat/barge industry. There is currently no scientific data to support such a change in hours of service.
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... Summary 3 industry and there has been little attempt to measure if the recommended best practices in a CEMS actually increased sleep time or reduced fatigue. Furthermore, over the past few years a number of advances have been made in understanding the key role of split-sleep schedules and napping, in addition to new technologies and approaches, to control fatigue.
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... 4 Enhancing Sleep Efficiency on Vessels in the Tug/Towboat/Barge Industry Another consideration is the widespread use of 12-hour shifts, the second most commonly used schedule in the tug/towboat/barge industry (reported to be in use by 20% of surveyed companies)

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