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Development of the Fatigue Risk Assessment and Management in High-Risk Environments (FRAME) Survey: A Participatory Approach

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Department of Environmental and Occupational Health, Texas A&M University, College Station, TX 77843, USA
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Department of Industrial and Systems Engineering, Texas A&M University, College Station, TX 77843, USA
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Department of Epidemiology and Biostatistics, Texas A&M University, College Station, TX 77843, USA
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Int. J. Environ. Res. Public Health 2019, 16(4), 522; https://doi.org/10.3390/ijerph16040522
Received: 20 December 2018 / Revised: 2 February 2019 / Accepted: 10 February 2019 / Published: 13 February 2019
(This article belongs to the Special Issue Worker and Public Health and Safety: Current Views)
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Abstract

Existing risk assessment tools are not effective or sustainable in identifying Oil and Gas Extraction (OGE) workers at high risk of fatigue-related injuries or incidents. We developed a comprehensive Fatigue Risk Assessment and Management in high-risk Environments (FRAME) survey through an industry-academic participatory approach. The FRAME survey was developed through: (1) systematic gathering of existing fatigue scales; (2) refining the inventory using the Delphi Consensus technique; and (3) further refinement through employee/worker focus groups. The participatory approach resulted in a final FRAME survey across four fatigue dimensions—sleep, shiftwork, physical, and mental fatigue, and was composed of 26 items. The FRAME survey was founded on occupational fatigue science and refined and tailored to the OGE industry, through rigorous industry stakeholder input, for safer, effective, practical, and sustainable fatigue assessment and management efforts. View Full-Text
Keywords: oil and gas; overexertion; sleep; shift; workload; questionnaire oil and gas; overexertion; sleep; shift; workload; questionnaire
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Shortz, A.E.; Mehta, R.K.; Peres, S.C.; Benden, M.E.; Zheng, Q. Development of the Fatigue Risk Assessment and Management in High-Risk Environments (FRAME) Survey: A Participatory Approach. Int. J. Environ. Res. Public Health 2019, 16, 522.

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