Sleep and Work

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 [...]

BMI-Mandated Sleep Apnea Testing Legal, Court Says

A Federal Court has ruled that trucking companies can require employees to take a sleep apnea test based on their BMI. They decided that it was legal and nondiscriminatory to require sleep tests for drivers whose BMI was over 35. Not a Violation of the ADA The driver had refused to get a [...]

Sleep Apnea Treatment Can Reduce Truckers’ Risk of Accidents

As the conflict over new sleep apnea regulations for truckers in the US continues, a new Italian study may add relevant information. This study shows that sleep apnea treatment can dramatically reduce the risk that truckers with sleep apnea will be involved in accidents. The study shows that after two years of treatment, [...]

Your Car Will Soon Spot Drowsy Driving

It’s one of the exciting new technologies that was promoted at the Consumer Electronics Show (CES) this year: a car that can tell when you’re too drowsy or distracted to drive. This new technology could help prevent sleep apnea related car and truck accidents on the road, and, apparently, it’s just around the [...]

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