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Driver Fatigue- What you need to know about FMCSA rulemaking for Sleep Apnea

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Aubrey Allen Smith

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Another Rulemaking for truckers! On March 8th 2016 the FMCSA and FRA announced the following

Advance Notice of Proposed Rulemaking on Obstructive Sleep Apnea 

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) and Federal Railroad Administration (FRA) request data and information concerning the prevalence of moderate-to-severe obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) among individuals occupying safety sensitive positions in highway and rail transportation, and on its potential consequences for the safety of rail and highway transportation.

Driver Fatigue- Is Sleep Apnea the culprit... or are there other causes?

So what does this mean for professional drivers? 

Should drivers be even more concerned about screening criteria, testing, diagnosis and Costs? Our guest will be Elaine Papp of HealthandSafetyWorks.net

Elaine Papp, was the chief of FMCSA's Medical Programs Division and tonight she explains how Sleep Apnea guidance has evolved into an anticipated final rule, and what truckers will need to do in order to have their concerns heard AND considered before the Final Rule Making.

The (FMCSA) and (FRA) are seeking public input during the next 90 days on the impacts of screening, evaluating and treating rail workers and commercial motor vehicle (CMV) drivers for obstructive sleep apnea (OSA)

Advance notice of proposed rulemaking; Docket # FMCSA-2015-0419    public comments are due June 8th 2016
Join us !! Thursday March 24th 6PM ET  347-826-9170

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