Driver fatigue is a serious safety issue affecting the transportation industry. Fatigued drivers are more likely to be involved in a collision and put other road users at risk. Not only does fatigue impact driver attention and alertness, it also may lead to increased driver error.
WHAT IS A FATIGUE MANAGEMENT PROGRAM?
Carriers can put a fatigue management program in place to help address issues related to fatigue and to reduce fatigue-related risks and incidents.Every carrier can benefit from having a fatigue management program, regardless of their size.
NORTH AMERICAN FATIGUE MANAGEMENT PROGRAM
The North American Fatigue Management Program (NAFM) is a tool launched in 2013 to help carriers develop their own fatigue management program. The NAFM was developed by a partnership of jurisdictions and stakeholder groups.
The NAFM is a free resource consisting of 10 learning modules covering a range of topics, such as developing a culture of safety, fatigue management education, risk identification, and useful technology.
HOW TO GET STARTED
Find out more about Fatigue Management Programs and Training in Alberta.
Visit the North American Fatigue Management Program (NAFM) website for resources.
Find fatigue fact sheets from the Canadian Centre for Occupational Health and Safety.
Check out this article from the Alberta Motor Association.