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Federal Recommedations Regarding OSA
 
Several accidents and near-misses involving all modes of transportation due to drivers suffering from sleep apnea have spurred the National Transportation Safety Board into action. The agency has recommended that commercial truck and bus drivers be screened for sleep apnea. The NTSB (http://www.ntsb.gov/has recommended to the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMSCA at http://www.fmcsa.dot.gov/) that medical examiners probe truck and bus drivers about sleep apnea, and make more efforts to identify the disorder in these drivers.
 
Earlier this year, the NTSB made similar recommendations to the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA at  http://www.faa.gov/) and local transit agencies around the country. Those recommendations called for screening of airline pilots and train operators for sleep apnea. The move comes after a series of accidents involving sleep apnea and commercial vehicles, including trucks, buses and even cruise ships.