Performing the complex, dynamic, fast-paced work of rapid renewal construction is dangerous work. On any construction site, the risk of potential injury or death is higher than for most other occupational groups, and these risks are often exacerbated in rapid renewal environments that involve longer shifts, night work, and weekend closures.
The objective of this project is to develop a best practices toolbox that can be used in reducing workforce fatigue on rapid renewal projects.
This research project reviewed and documented worker fatigue impacts during rapid renewal operations in the highway construction industry. It also developed an integrated fatigue management toolkit, including work scheduling and work practice guidance based on models of fatigue, organizational practice guidance, fatigue management reference material, and training material for managers and workers. This suite of products can be integrated into existing safety management systems for highway construction environments, thereby reducing fatigue risk and increasing safety. The products include a final report (which describes the methods and findings of Project R03) and a guide (which includes technical reference materials, fatigue training materials, guidance on organizational practices, and guidance and aids on work scheduling).
Project Status: This project is active.
Product Availability: The final report is available at http://www.trb.org/Main/Blurbs/168767.aspx, and the guidebook is available at http://www.trb.org/Main/Blurbs/168766.aspx.