Accelerating Toward New Hazards: Protecting Workers During the Transition to Electric Vehicles, Jan. 2022
In 2010, too few battery-electric vehicles were purchased in America to be noted in the Bureau of Transportation Statistics report on new vehicle sales. In March 2021, 122,000 hybrid and battery-electric vehicles were sold— a new record high. This rate of growth presents challenges for workers, companies, and the occupational health professionals who work within them.
Fatigue is pervasive and nondiscriminating, potentially affecting any worker at any job in any organization. While fatigue may be a complex construct, there are many tools available to tailor the anticipation, recognition, evaluation, and control of this hazard among different organizations.