Nieuwegein, The Netherlands — On-the-job exposure to silica, beryllium and certain other metals may be linked to the inflammatory disease sarcoidosis, results of a recent study led by Dutch researchers suggest.
Washington — In her second appropriations hearing in as many days, Secretary of Transportation Elaine Chao said she has “encouraged legislation” to clarify hours-of-service requirements for commercial motor vehicle drivers.
Washington — The National Transportation Safety Board on Feb. 6 renewed its call for sleep apnea screenings and treatment after investigating two separate commuter railroad collisions in the New York City metro area.
Darien, IL – Three medical professional groups have expressed disapproval over the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration’s and the Federal Railroad Administration’s Aug. 4 decision to withdraw a proposed rule on obstructive sleep apnea.
San Francisco – More than 40 percent of commercial motor vehicle drivers may have obstructive sleep apnea, potentially increasing their risk of being involved in a crash, according to a review conducted by researchers from the University of California, San Francisco.
Should the federal government regulate obstructive sleep apnea among transportation workers such as truck drivers and train operators? Stakeholders have used a recent public comment period to express support for, and opposition to, the proposal.
Washington – The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration and Federal Railroad Administration have extended to July 8 the deadline for comment on an advance notice of proposed rulemaking aimed at learning more about the effects of obstructive sleep apnea on transportation workers in safety-sensitive positions.
Arlington, VA – The majority of commercial motor vehicle drivers who participated in a study to screen for obstructive sleep apnea paid some or all of the costs involved with the screening, according to the results of a recent survey conducted by the American Transportation Research Institute.