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Obstructive Sleep Apnea: Trucking’s Myths and Facts

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Our special guests will be certified DOT Medical Examiner, Dr. Randolph Rosarian and Elaine Papp, former Division Chief of the Office of Medical Programs at the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA).

They will be answering  questions from many within trucking who are concerned about the causes and affects of Obstructive Sleep Apnea (OSA). Among those most concerned are professional CDL Holders who are required to pass the DOT physical exam in order to retain their license.

Concerns include: How to prepare for the DOT physical. What are the dangers of having OSA? Are there any rules presently in place by FMCSA regarding OSA? What does Congress say about CDL drivers and OSA? What regulations or guidelines can be anticipated by FMCSA? What criteria/symptoms requires a driver to have a sleep test and what does a professional driver do if diagnosed with OSA? Can you be terminated for being diagnosed with OSA?

Discussion will also include what treatments are available and accepted for Obstructive Sleep Apnea and ways to pay for
testing.

As always, lines will be open for questions via: 347-826-9170. If you would like to join in the conversation, press 1 at anytime.

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