Sleep and Work

NTSB Announces Special Investigation for Sleep Apnea-Related Train Crashes

Shortly after the DOT announced that it would drop sleep apnea rules related to truckers and train engineers, the NTSB announced a special investigation into two train crashes it says are sleep apnea related.

These investigations, which the NTSB believes will have significant overlap, should be completed by the date of the scheduled hearing on February […]

DOT Withdraws Sleep Apnea Rule

Last week, two agencies within the Department of Transportation (DOT) announced that they would no longer pursue rules about sleep apnea screening and treatment for truck drivers and rail engineers. The rule was embattled by industry lobbyists, and the rule withdrawal was intended as an […]

The All-Day Benefits of Sleep Apnea Treatment

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People who get their sleep apnea successfully treated talk about how tremendously life-changing an event it is. You may not believe this at first. It’s common for people to dismiss their sleep apnea as not a big deal. Even when presented with the […]

Supreme Court Won’t Hear Lawsuit against Sleep Apnea Screening

Although recently there has been a lot of attention focused on the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration’s (FMCSA) changing policies on sleep apnea screening and treatment, the issue has been affecting the trucking industry for many years. In fact, some companies noticed the potential problems related to sleep apnea nearly ten years ago, […]

Sleep Apnea Suspected in Another Deadly Train Crash

After sleep apnea was implicated as the major cause of a NY train derailment that killed 4 people, injured 60 others and caused more than $9 million in property damage, NY transit instituted a program of sleep apnea screening eventually expanded to all engineers.

NJ Transit followed suit, supposedly screening […]

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