ABSTRACT

Transport Agencies Withdraw Proposed Sleep Apnea Rules [August 24, 2017]   [open pdf - 100KB]

"On August 8, 2017, the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) and Federal Railroad Administration (FRA) withdrew a rulemaking effort that would have required some truck drivers and rail engineers to be screened for obstructive sleep apnea (OSA). The agencies stated that, while OSA remains a safety concern, 'current safety programs and FRA's rulemaking addressing fatigue risk management are the appropriate avenues to address OSA.' Safety advocates question whether current efforts are adequate."

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CRS Insight, IN10757
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2017-08-24
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