December 2021, Vol. 248, No. 12


Implementation Struggles of PHMSA’s Fatigue Mitigation Regulations

By Whitney Vandiver, Compliance Specialist, NuGen Automation   Fatigue is one of a controller’s greatest threats. Despite restrictions that have transpired for monitoring and mitigating controller fatigue in the past decade, fatigue is not a new worry within the oil and gas industry.    The National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) became aware of the danger of controller fatigue in the 1980s and made an official recommendation to the Department of Transportation (DOT) to expedite a study of contributing factors to fatigue, information to educate the industry, and suggestions to improve regulations for hours of service across the transportation industry.   Seve

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