Monthly Archives: November 2018

Fatigue is the new ‘F’ word

The oil and gas industry is wide awake to the issue of workers being dog-tired

A number of studies show that being awake for 17 hours is actually the same as having a blood alcohol level of about .05—enough to stop drivers in their tracks. If you usually sleep eight hours a day, this is the same as staying up an hour later. Being awake for 21 hours straight is the same as .08, and workers who go 24 hours without sleep perform about as well as someone with a blood alcohol level of 0.1. Continue reading