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Maintenance Human Federal Aviation

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Fatigue Issues

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Flight Standards Service

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What Does This Mean?

We live in 24x7x365
world

Aviation does not


rest

Humans need rest!

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Timing is Everything?

Presentation
Time!!
Is best when people
and presenters are
alert!

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Types of Fatigue Acute Fatigue
Acute Fatigue
Intense
Short duration
Cured with a good nights
sleep

Chronic Fatigue (harder to fix)


Frequent recurrence
Long duration
Slow recovery
Often a physical
sickness or mental stress
causing chronic fatigue

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Types of Fatigue Chronic Fatigue
Acute Fatigue
Intense
Short duration
Cured with a good nights
sleep

Chronic Fatigue (harder to fix)


Frequent recurrence
Long duration
Slow recovery
Often a physical
sickness or mental stress
causing chronic fatigue

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Fatigue and Proper Rest

Get your 8 hours of sleep

Proper sleep conditions

Nutrition

Exercise

Hydration

Moderate caffeine

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An Excellent Website About Sleep

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Avoiding Error When Fatigued
Fatigue is a human condition

When you are very tired you


will not admit it (like a tired
child)

Acknowledge fatigue and tell


co-workers

Try to remain active

Talk to others

Use caffeine in moderation

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Promoting Alertness at Work

Arrive fit for duty (rested)

Move around, take breaks

Alert co-workers if fatigued

Have some caffeine

Do boring tasks early, if possible

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Charles Lindbergh and Fatigue

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