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BLET, UTU help craft fatigue management website


The Brotherhood of Locomotive Engineers and Trainmen (BLET), United Transportation Union (UTU), Harvard Medical School and WGBH Educational Foundation are working jointly to create a website for railroaders offering information about sleep, sleep disorders and fatigue management.

Experts from the Harvard Medical School’s Division of Sleep Medicine and media producers from the WGBH Educational Foundation — who are developing the educational website for BLET and UTU members, and other railroaders — are seeking members’ input, according to the unions. BLET officials are encouraging members to complete a survey on the site’s development.

The website is sponsored by the Federal Railroad Administration's Human Factors Research and Development Program and supported by its Office of Safety.

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