'No Excuses:' Schumer Calls For NTSB Safety Review, Sleep Apnea Testing Following LIRR CrashSenators Chuck Schumer and Kirsten Gillibrand, of New York, along with Senators Bob Menendez and Cory Booker, of New Jersey, released a letter to the NTSB on Sunday.
12 NJ TRANSIT Workers Now Removed After Showing Signs Of Sleep ApneaTwelve NJ TRANSIT train operators have been pulled from service after they showed signs of sleep apnea, the transit agency said Thursday.
New Federal Guidelines Call For Train Operators To Be Tested For Sleep ApneaBefore someone takes the controls of a passenger train, they need to be tested for sleep apnea, and if they are diagnosed, they need to be treated.
NJ TRANSIT Will No Longer Allow Engineers Who Exhibit Symptoms Of Sleep Apnea To Operate TrainsNJ TRANSIT announced Monday that it is no longer allowing its engineers to operate trains while they are being treated for sleep apnea.
Attorney: NJ TRANSIT Engineer In Deadly Hoboken Crash Had Undiagnosed Sleep ApneaThe engineer of an NJ TRANSIT train that slammed into the Hoboken Terminal in September suffered from undiagnosed sleep apnea, the engineer's attorney said Wednesday.
Cuomo: Metro-North, LIRR Workers Must Get Sleep Apnea TestsConductors and engineers with the Long Island Rail Road and Metro-North will be required to undergo testing for sleep apnea, Gov. Andrew Cuomo announced Tuesday.
Regulators: Indian Point Nuclear Plant Failed To Note Operator's ApneaFederal regulators on Tuesday said the owners of a nuclear power plant in Westchester County failed to amend a reactor operator's license when the man developed sleep apnea.
Schumer Wants LIRR, Not Just Metro-North, To Screen Engineers For Sleep ApneaSen. Charles Schumer is demanding that both of New York's big commuter railroads -- not just the one that suffered a fatal derailment -- test their engineers for sleep apnea, the disorder blamed for the 2013 accident.
Experts: Screening For Sleep Apnea Could Save LivesYou might suffer from sleep apnea, and a physicians’ group has advised doctors to check for the condition in a procedure that could save lives.
Metro-North Plans To Evaluate All Engineers For Sleep ApneaThe move comes two weeks after a National Transportation Safety Board report revealed that the engineer in December's deadly derailment has been diagnosed with severe sleep apnea.
Study: Experimental Device May Provide Relief For Sufferers Of Severe Sleep ApneaStudies have linked sleep apnea to everything from obesity to heart attacks. The condition also causes sufferers to wake up dozens of times a night, putting those sleepy drivers at risk of having more car accidents.
No Lights At Night Can Help People With Sleep ApneaTVs can cause significant sleep disruption, and even when they are off, lights from control boxes and alarm clocks can cause problems.

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