17 Apr '11, 11pm

FAA Changes Schedules for Air Traffic Controllers After 8 Sleep on the Job ...: Just last week, a controller in

FAA Changes Schedules for Air Traffic Controllers After 8 Sleep on the Job ...: Just last week, a controller in

After yet another air traffic controller was suspended last week for falling asleep on the job, the Federal Aviation Administration has announced that it is changing their schedules so they are less likely to suffer from fatigue. A controller nodded off while on the job on a late-Friday-to-Saturday-morning shift at the Miami enroute control center, the eighth such instance this year. The controller was suspended on Saturday. In January, one controller fell asleep twice on the same shift in January. In Feburary, two pilots had to land their jetliners on their own at after Washington Reagan National Airport after a controller fell asleep around midnight. Just last week, a controller in Nevada went to sleep for almost 16 minutes and an airborne ambulance carrying a patient had to land on its own. Midnight shifts typically begin around 10 pm and end at 6am and roughly about on...

Full article: http://www.care2.com/causes/politics/blog/faa-changes-sch...

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Men and Women are Different, Even If Doing the Same Job

Men and Women are Different, Even If Doing the ...

treehugger.com 17 Apr '11, 12pm

Remember, the latter findings are for men and women in the "same occupation". You might intuitively suspect that a woman t...