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4/18/2002



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Northwestern University transportation conference focuses on fatigue management


Northwestern University recently scheduled a conference entitled "Managing Fatigue in Transportation" for June 25-26 at its Evanston, Ill., campus.
Sponsored by the university's Transportation Center, Center for Sleep and Circadian Biology, and Center for Public Safety, the conference will offer sessions on techniques for detecting dangerous fatigue levels; developments in applying risk-management tools to maximize safety with limited resources; methods military and police organizations are employing to address fatigue under remote, exhausting and treacherous circumstances; and examples of successful fatigue-mitigating efforts in different transportation modes.
The conference will feature breakout sessions focusing on air, rail, truck and marine transportation; each modal session would be moderated by an industry leader and provide attendees an opportunity to help formulate an action agenda specific to the mode's operational, regulatory and business conditions.
Presenters include Sam Skinner, former U.S. Secretary of Transportation, and chairman, president and chief executive officer of USFreightways Corp.; Don Schneider, president of Schneider National Inc.; Michael Wickham, chairman and CEO of Roadway Express Inc.; Craig Philip, president and CEO of Ingram Barge Co.; and Jeff Zeh, a labor-relations expert, and president and CEO of Associated Builders and Contractors Inc.'s Southeast Pennsylvania chapter.
For more information, contact Barbara Duggan at 847-491-3226 or visit the university's site at www.nutc.northwestern.edu/fatigue.


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