It's about addressing fatigue in the workplace.
As a locomotive engineer, I am constantly fatigued. I tell people that my life consists of a series of naps. The unscheduled lifestyle that we live and the regular train lineups that are erratic and make it hard to decipher when I should be rested are the main problem.
We have train lineups, and then there is fear of reprisal. If I make myself unavailable, which is the right, healthy choice to make, there is a fear of some sort of reprisal or reprimand from the company. In my opinion, a lot of people are going to work tired because they're afraid to be disciplined.
On the other hand, there is some greed involved on a personal level. There are some people who will go to work tired just to make more money because maybe they missed a trip or something. That is part of the equation, too.
However, the major part that I see is train lineup inaccuracy. I'll give you a quick example if I have 10 seconds.
A train was on the schedule for 17 o'clock, which is 5 p.m. It was on the lineup from eight in the morning until about 14 o'clock, 2 p.m. of that afternoon, and then right before its closing, it went back 24 hours. This employee is trying to be rested to go to work at 5 p.m., and now they're not going to work for another six hours. They're rested and ready to go to work, and now they're staying awake for another six hours or longer before the next train comes. That is a continual issue, one that we see daily.