Obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) is a common sleep disorder. During sleep, the upper airway loses muscle tone and it may block just behind the tongue. This cessation of breathing (apnea) leads to a fall in oxygen. As a result, sleep is very fragmented and non-restorative, which can result in performance lapses.
On March 10th, the FMCSA and Federal Railroad Administration (FRA) published an advance notice of proposed rulemaking to explore the impacts of screening, evaluating, and treating commercial drivers and rail workers for OSA.
Click here for more information on the OSA advance notice of proposed rulemaking
Click here for the OOIDA Obstructive Sleep Apnea Comments Guide