Topic : health and wellness

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Diversity, health care, and public transit linked to well-being, study says

Management & Operations| June 20, 2018

Well-being — defined as an individual's assessment of his or her health and quality of life — is associated with longevity and better health outcomes.

Don’t Let Sleepiness Derail Your Health & Safety

| May 1, 2018

A recent CDC analysis found that the jobs with the highest rates of short sleep duration were communications equipment operators (58.2%), other transportation workers (54.0%) and rail transportation workers (52.7%).

Management & Operations| March 27, 2018

Sleep deprivation impacts workplace safety, productivity and individual health

Find out tips from a new campaign, which encourages employers to help workers avoid fatigue and develop healthy sleep habits for long-term success and well-being.

February 13, 2018

Danger Ahead: Sleep Loss, Safety, and You

Sleep loss leading to human fatigue is a serious issue affecting the safety of the traveling public in all modes of transportation. Simply defined, sleep loss is an inability to receive a proper amount and quality of sleep on a regular basis.

Security and Safety | December 6, 2017

Noise levels during commutes could induce hearing loss, study says

Bursts of loud noise on both public and private modes of transportation could place individuals at risk of noise-induced hearing loss.

Accessibility| October 5, 2017

Conn.'s rural residents die at higher rates due to poor access to healthcare

Rural areas have fewer doctors and public transportation is centered in more urban areas.

June 29, 2017

Addressing sleep apnea in public transit operations

Sleep apnea is a common disorder affecting nearly 12% of the U.S. population, in which airway blockages cause shortened breaths or pauses in breathing while one sleeps.

Government Issues| May 18, 2017

Higher mass transit use associated with lower obesity rates, study says

Researchers controlled for a number of factors that could influence health or transportation, such as household income, poverty rate, education level, leisure physical activity and access to health care.

Bus| January 5, 2017

Police stop NJ Transit bus after catching fire

The driver, who told police he was recently diagnosed with diabetes and hadn’t eaten all day, was conscious but unresponsive when the bus was stopped. 

Security and Safety | November 1, 2016

TTC warns suicide attempts on subway driving employee absenteeism

Toronto's auditor general found the TTC's paid sick leave costs increased to $33.9 million in 2015, an increase of some $1.2 million from the previous year.

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