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NJ Transit takes 11 off rails…

December 16, 2016HME News Staff

NEWARK, N.J. - Eleven New Jersey Transit train engineers or conductors have been temporarily removed from duty under a new program to assess fatigue-related conditions like obstructive sleep apnea, according to news reports. Under the program, launched in October, engineers and conductors who show indications of potential fatigue symptoms will be removed until they can document that they've controlled or corrected their conditions, according to reports. Previously, NJ Transit allowed engineers with...

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…Truck drivers challenge fed on sleep

December 16, 2016HME News Staff

GRAIN VALLEY, Miss. - The Owner-Operator Independent Drivers Association filed a petition on Dec. 14 challenging language related to sleep apnea in the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration's final rule on medical examiner certification, according to the Journal of Commerce. The appendix of the rule states: “If the medical examiner detects a respiratory dysfunction, that in any way is likely to interfere with the driver's ability to safely control and drive a commercial motor vehicle,...

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FRA to release advisory on importance of sleep apnea screening, treatment

November 21, 2016HME News Staff

WASHINGTON - The Federal Railroad Administration will issue a safety advisory in the coming days to push railroads to address worker fatigue and accelerate their installation of inward- and outward-facing cameras, the agency announced Nov. 16. The FRA made the announcement in response to a train crash* in Hoboken on Sept. 29 that killed a woman and injured more than 100 others. The train's engineer revealed recently that he has severe sleep apnea. The advisory will stress the importance of sleep...

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