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Commercial drivers' health: a naturalistic study of body mass index, fatigue, and involvement in safety-critical events.

Authors
  • Wiegand, Douglas M1
  • Hanowski, Richard J
  • McDonald, Shelby E
  • 1 National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health, Cincinnati, Ohio 45226, USA. [email protected]
Type
Published Article
Journal
Traffic Injury Prevention
Publisher
Informa UK (Taylor & Francis)
Publication Date
Dec 01, 2009
Volume
10
Issue
6
Pages
573–579
Identifiers
DOI: 10.1080/15389580903295277
PMID: 19916128
Source
Medline
License
Unknown

Abstract

The results of this study support other research in the field of health and well-being that indicate a link between obesity and fatigue, which is a major safety issue surrounding commercial motor vehicle operations given the long hours these drivers spend on the road.

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