Transportation Law News

October 23, 2009

Trucking rulemaklers should implement a program to identify commercial drivers at high risk for obstructive sleep apnea, or OSA, says the National Transportation Safety Board. Sleep apnea program should be law: US safety board

Trucking rulemaklers should implement a program to identify commercial drivers at high risk for obstructive sleep apnea, or OSA, says the National Transportation Safety Board. In a letter to the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration, the NTSB also recommended that drivers be required to provide evidence that they’ve been evaluated for OSA and treated if need be. As well, FMCSA should distribute guidance to commercial drivers, employers and physicians on identifying and treating OSA.

For more see: http://www.todaystrucking.com/news.cfm?intDocID=22667

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