Reasons for conducting sleep studies
POST ACCIDENT AND REASONABLE CAUSE
Establishing the root cause of an accident or injury is part of how you manage your business risks. Identifying human factors such as fatigue and un-diagnosed sleep disorders is becoming common practice amongst many industry sectors. Obstructive sleep apnea has been shown to cause higher rates of workplace and motor vehicle accidents and contributes to mental health disorders such as anxiety and depression. Testing for OSA should be part of any accident investigation, just as it is for drugs and alcohol.
ANNUAL MEDICALS / PRE-EMPLOYMENT
It is estimated that the financial burden of moderate-severe OSA and its associated impacts costs New Zealand billions of dollars per year. Pre-employment and annual medicals is one way of helping to significantly reduce these costs by way of injury prevention and improvement of employee health & wellbeing. By identifying and treating high risk individuals you can be confident that you are taking all practicable steps to mitigate the risk of sleepy workers.
GP / OCCUPATIONAL HEALTH REFERRALS
Referring your patients for sleep studies has never been easier. No more lengthy wait times for patients to be seen a Public Sleep Clinics. As a Partner with Fit for Duty you can simply refer your patients to us knowing that we can issue a sleep study within 24 hours and have a result back to you within 48 hours of receiving the data.