Business in Vancouver: Sleep science helping to reduce industrial accidents

What do a near-miss at Vancouver International Airport in 2011 and a meltdown at the Three Mile Island nuclear power plant have in common? The answer: sleep deprivation.

A recently released Transportation Safety Board report confirms a near miss at Vancouver International Airport in 2011 was due to air traffic controller fatigue, which was also partly to blame for the worst nuclear accident in U.S. history.

According to Fatigue Science, a Vancouver company that specializes in sleep analysis for heavy industry and professional sports franchises, including the Vancouver Canucks, lack of sleep can impair judgment as much as drugs or alcohol.

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