The role of sleepiness, sleep disorders, and the work environment on heavy-vehicle crashes in 2 Australian states.

@article{Stevenson2014TheRO,
  title={The role of sleepiness, sleep disorders, and the work environment on heavy-vehicle crashes in 2 Australian states.},
  author={Mark Robert Stevenson and Jane Elkington and Lisa N Sharwood and Lynn B. Meuleners and Rebecca Ivers and Soufiane Boufous and Ann Williamson and Narelle Haworth and Michael Quinlan and Ronald R Grunstein and Robyn Norton and Keith K H Wong},
  journal={American journal of epidemiology},
  year={2014},
  volume={179 5},
  pages={594-601}
}
Heavy-vehicle driving involves a challenging work environment and a high crash rate. We investigated the associations of sleepiness, sleep disorders, and work environment (including truck characteristics) with the risk of crashing between 2008 and 2011 in the Australian states of New South Wales and Western Australia. We conducted a case-control study of 530 heavy-vehicle drivers who had recently crashed and 517 heavy-vehicle drivers who had not. Drivers' crash histories, truck details, driving… CONTINUE READING
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