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Enhancing Sleep Efficiency on Vessels in the Tug/Towboat/Barge Industry (2016)

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Suggested Citation:"Abbreviations, Acronyms, Initialisms, and Symbols." National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine. 2016. Enhancing Sleep Efficiency on Vessels in the Tug/Towboat/Barge Industry. Washington, DC: The National Academies Press. doi: 10.17226/21933.
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100 ACGME: Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education ACS: American College of Surgeons AMSA: Australian Maritime Safety Authority ATA: American Trucking Associations AWO: American Waterways Operators BMI: body mass index BW: back watch CEMS: Crew Endurance Management System CPAP: continuous positive air pressure EAP: Employee Assistance Program ESS: Epworth Sleepiness Scale FAA: Federal Aviation Administration FMCSA: Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration FRA: Federal Rail Administration FRMS: Fatigue Risk Management System FW: front watch GBM: Generalized Boosted Model GLM: Generalized Linear Regression Model HOS: hours of service IATA: International Air Transport Association ICAO: International Civil Aviation Organization IMO: International Marine Organization KSS: Karolinska Sleepiness Scale MSM: Marginal Structural Model NCFRP: National Cooperative Freight Research Program NTSB: National Transportation Safety Board NU: Northwestern University OSA: obstructive sleep apnea PSQI: Pittsburgh Sleep Quality Index PRISM: Predictive Risk Intelligent Safety Module PVT: psychomotor vigilance task SAFTE/FAST: Sleep, Activity, Fatigue, and Task Effectiveness/Fatigue Avoidance Scheduling Tool SCN: suprachiasmatic nucleus SSI: Standard Shiftwork Index USCG: United States Coast Guard Abbreviations, Acronyms, Initialisms, and Symbols

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TRB's National Cooperative Freight Research Program (NCFRP) Report 36: Enhancing Sleep Efficiency on Vessels in the Tug/Towboat/Barge Industry provides best practices to improve an operator's sleep and reduce operator fatigue in the United States inland waterway industry, including the use of anchor-sleep/nap-sleep strategies.

NCFRP Report 36 identifies and describes the metrics that could be used to evaluate current operational interventions (e.g., educational materials and programs; noise abatement; sleep disorders screening, especially sleep apnea; wellness and nutritional programs) for their effectiveness in improving sleep efficiency on tugs/towboats/barges; evaluates the use of anchor-sleep/nap-sleep strategies on sleep behavior among personnel in the inland waterway industry; and identifies barriers that inhibit waterway personnel from adopting good sleep management practices and propose ways to overcome the barriers.

The report also develops a list of best practices that could be implemented by the waterway industry, companies, crews, or individuals to enhance sleep efficiency; and includes a compendium of best practices for enhancing sleep efficiency in the U.S. inland waterway industry.

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