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10. Driver Fatigue

 

10. Driver Fatigue

 

Fatigue contributes to thousands of crashes every year. Learn about the causes of fatigue and how it impacts driving performance. These resources will help you understand the signs and symptoms of fatigue and learn how to manage it.

 
 

Industry experts analyze root causes of driver fatigue among professional truck drivers in Ontario

In 2019, the Ministry of Labour, Training, and Skills Development (MLTSD) partnered with IHSA to undertake a risk assessment workshop for the trucking sector in Ontario.

The risk assessment workshop gathered a diverse volunteer group of industry subject matter experts – including workers, supervisors, and employers from large and small companies – who submitted their top health and safety concerns in advance of the workshop. During the workshop, designed and led by Dr. Sujoy Dey, Ph.D. of the MLTSD, the submitted concerns were discussed and ranked by the group using an anonymous electronic voting tool.

Based on the anonymous voting results, a ranked list of top ten risks for the sector was created. Driver fatigue was found to be in the top three risks that professional truck drivers in Ontario face.

Learn more about the top 10 risks in Ontario’s general trucking sector.

The risk assessment was followed up with a root cause analysis workshop to better understand the causal factors of driver fatigue among professional truck drivers in Ontario and to develop critical controls and specific activities that could be put in place to address the risk. To learn more about the critical controls you can put in place to help prevent driver fatigue in the workplace, read the technical paper on driver fatigue among professional truck drivers in Ontario.

 

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How IHSA Can Help

Fatigue contributes to thousands of crashes every year. Learn about the causes of fatigue and how it impacts driving performance. The resources in this e-toolkit will help you understand the signs and symptoms of fatigue and learn how to manage it to help prevent motor vehicle incidents.

 

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