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Continuous Positive Airway Pressure (CPAP) machines are among the most common treatments for sleep apnea.
As the federal government ﬁnalizes new medical certiﬁcation rules, CSA 2010 raises the bar for driver health. By Lucinda Coulter
FITNESS FOR DUTY
he Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration in the near future could initiate rulemakimpacts their lives and work. prevents sleepers from getting FMCSA’s Medical Review Board considers a threat to safety. Some drivers worry the agency will place too much emphasis on screening by will cost drivers money or downtime. An estimated 28 percent of drivers suffer from mild to severe sleep with the disorder are being treated
CSA 2010 Driver’s Handbook
screening and treatment requirements for obstructive sleep apnea and other health conditions believed to affect driver safety. Combined with the fact that the “Driver Fitness” Behavioral Analysis and Safety Improvement Category (BASIC) in CSA 2010 will increase carriers’ attention to driver medical cermoving many drivers to a new appreciation for the many ways health