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 Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration and the Federal Railroad Administration are accepting comment until Sept. 27 on a proposed rule that would expand the parameters for railroads to develop oil spill response plans for incidents involving high-hazard flammable trains.
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.
Washington – Transportation officials want to hear from stakeholders about the prevalence of obstructive sleep apnea among rail workers and commercial motor vehicle drivers, as well as the best methods to diagnose and treat the disorder.
Washington – State transportation departments must do more to ensure railroad crossing warning systems are properly interconnected with nearby traffic signals, the Federal Railroad Administration recently announced.