Items Tagged with 'Sleep apnea'



FMCSA, FRA extend comment period on potential sleep apnea rule

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.
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Studies link 9/11 dust exposure to sleep apnea, PTSD

San Francisco – First responders who were exposed to particulate matter at Ground Zero during and after 9/11 may be at higher risk for sleep apnea and post-traumatic stress disorder, suggest two new studies presented March 20 at the American Heart Association's EPI/NPAM 2014 Scientific Sessions.
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Man standing in front of truck

Obstructing safety?

Concerned about the effects of obstructive sleep apnea among truck drivers, transportation officials may adjust guidelines to increase screenings for the disorder
To help truck drivers be physically and mentally prepared for the demands of their jobs, the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration mandates a minimum number of hours drivers must sleep on days they drive. What these regulations cannot take into account, however, is whether drivers who have a sleeping disorder have actually achieved restful sleep before getting behind the wheel.
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