OSA and commercial drivers
Are you taking the necessary steps to ensure your staff and contractors are managing fatigue and Obstructive Sleep Apnea (OSA)? Here are some statistics relating to commercial drivers in New Zealand.
Left untreated, OSA frequently results in daytime sleepiness and manifests itself in drivers having micro sleeps.
Clinical testing is fast, inexpensive and readily available to the corporate sector, as are treatments with Continuous Positive Airway Pressure (CPAP) machines.
Fatigue can be managed with a whole range of strategies including modifying rostering, work days etc., but OSA must be treated clinically.