Oil and Gas Workers: How to Prevent Fatigued Driving at Work

March 2018
DHHS (NIOSH) Publication Number 2018-126
Oil and Gas Workers: How to Prevent Fatigued Driving at Work

Oil and gas workers drive long distances from their homes, lodging sites, and equipment yards to reach well sites that are often in remote areas. The combination of long trips with long shifts can result in fatigue.

Fatigued (drowsy) driving is a major cause of crashes in this industry. Crashes are the leading cause of death for oil and gas extraction workers. This fact sheet gives drivers information about fatigue and tips to stay safe behind the wheel.

Suggested Citation

NIOSH [2018]. Oil and Gas Workers: How to Prevent Fatigued Driving at Work. By Retzer K., Olsavsky R., and Dalsey E. Morgantown, WV: U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health, DHHS (NIOSH) Publication 2018–126, https://doi.org/10.26616/NIOSHPUB2018126External

Page last reviewed: March 16, 2018