Chapter 8

Fatigue-related regulations and guidelines

Abstract

This chapter is an overview of regulations and guidelines related to human fatigue risk management. The agencies discussed include both internal and external to the chemical processing industry. Government agencies outside the United States are also discussed. The chapter provides a discussion of regulations that must be followed for the chemical industry and guidelines that should be followed in the industry. Regulations from other industries are also discussed to provide background and comparison.

Keywords

OSHA extended shift regulations
hours of service guidelines

8.1. OSHA and fatigue risk

The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) is an agency of the US Department ...

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