In the oil and gas industry, workers often drive long distances to reach remote sites. Shift work can override natural sleep patterns. This can lead to fatigue and drowsy driving. National Safety Council research shows:
- You are three times more likely to be in a crash if you are fatigued
- Losing even two hours of sleep is similar to the effect of having three beers
- Being awake for more than 20 hours is the equivalent of being legally drunk
Our safety partners at the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) have developed fact sheets that identify factors linked to fatigued driving and provide recommendations for keeping oil and gas drivers safe on the road. Download them and use these free resources as training tools:
- Oil and Gas Employers: How to Prevent Fatigued Driving at Work
- Oil and Gas Workers: How to Prevent Fatigued Driving at Work
Get a tailored estimate of how much the burden of fatigue can be offset by programs implemented at your workplace: NSC Fatigue Cost Calculator.