recommendations that placed drivers, employers and physicians on notice
about this problem and proposed specific steps that should be taken to
reduce preventable accidents attributed to OSA.
--Schneider National, a national trucking concern based in Wisconsin,
recently reported that treating drivers for OSA provides health care
savings that more than covers the cost of implementing a program.
--Inexpensive, accurate and convenient methods to diagnose OSA are now
--Treatment options exist that can reduce the debilitating symptoms
associated with OSA.
--Existing case law exists to frame an argument for punitive damages for
employers and physicians and criminal convictions for employees if OSA
problems are ignored or hidden resulting in truck collisions causing
death or other serious harm..
A complete copy of the published articles, "Assessment of Obstructive Sleep Apnea Risk and Severity in Truck Drivers: Validation of a Screening Questionnaire" and "Assessment of Obstructive Sleep Apnea Risk and Severity in Truck Drivers: Commentary on the Legal Implications for Ignoring a National Safety Concern," are available at http://www.b-alert.com.
About Advanced Brain Monitoring
Advanced Brain Monitoring markets patented instrument systems that
combine laboratory-level accuracy with the portability, ease of use, and
low cost of consumer electronics. These systems can be used to diagnose
sleep and neurological disease, and to assess alertness, memory, and other
cognitive states. Our expertise is in the design and integration of novel
sensors and miniature hardware, and the development of automated algorithms
for signal analysis. Advanced Brain Monitoring has been awarded over 30
grants or contracts totaling over $14.2 million from the National Institut
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