What is Obstructive Sleep Apnea and How Does it Affect Your Safety?

Apnea literally means “cessation of breath.” If someone has sleep apnea, his or her breath can become very shallow or may even stop breathing while asleep. This state of not breathing can occur up to dozens of times per hour, awakening the sleeper. Obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) is the most common form of apnea, which […]

Current Physical Qualifications Standard for Medical Examiners: Respiratory Conditions – Obstructive Sleep Apnea

FMCSA’s physical qualifications standards prohibit CDL drivers from receiving a medical examiner’s certificate, or commonly called a DOT medical card to operate commercial motor vehicles in interstate commerce if they have an “established medical history or clinical diagnosis of a respiratory dysfunction likely to interfere with his or her ability to control and drive a […]

Road Safety Begins With You

Commercial drivers’ alertness is critical to highway safety. Driving a large truck or bus is not like driving a passenger vehicle. Blind spots, stopping time and distance, and limited maneuverability, require you to be in top driving performance. As a commercial motor vehicle (CMV) driver, you are responsible for your own safety, as well as […]

Occupational Testing Services (DNA Testing, Pre-Employment, Post-Employment, Court Ordered, Commercial Medical Exams)

1. DNA Testing / Paternity Test DNA testing or paternity testing determines the biological father-child relationship between a man and a child. This procedure involves collecting and examining the DNA of a sample of bodily fluid or tissue from a child and the potential father. DNA testing is the most accurate paternity and family relationship […]

DOT Drug and Alcohol Testing, DMV Physicals, Post Accident, RTD Testing

1. DOT Drug Testing Department Of Transportation (DOT) regulates occupations such as commercial truck drivers, bus drivers, pilots, train engineers and conductors, airline mechanics, flammable and pressurized pipeline maintenance and emergency workers, some areas of the Coast Guard, and others. DOT drug tests require laboratory testing (49 CFR Part 40 Subpart F) for the following […]

The Importance of Drug Test (5 panel, 10 panel, random, hair, steroid)

Drug testing usually involves collecting urine samples to test for drugs such as marijuana, cocaine, amphetamines, PCP, and opiates. Studies show that when compared with non-substance users, substance-using employees are more likely to: Change jobs frequently Be late to or absent from work Be less productive Be involved in a workplace accident and potentially harm […]