Feds host listening sessions on sleep apnea proposal

Friday, April 29, 2016

WASHINGTON – The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration and the Federal Railroad Administration will hold three public listening sessions in May to gather information on the prevalence of obstructive sleep apnea among those working in highway and rail transportation, according to a notice in Thursday’s Federal Register. The agencies also seek information on the potential costs and benefits from possible regulatory actions that address the safety risks associated with transportation workers who have OSA. The agencies plan to webcast each of the three sessions: May 12 in Washington, D.C., May 17 in Chicago and May 25 in Los Angeles. Previously, the two agencies announced a proposal to require sleep tests for transportation workers on March 8.