NY railway starts OSA program

Tuesday, January 30, 2018

GLENDALE, N.Y. – New York & Atlantic Railway launched an Obstructive Sleep Apnea program on Jan. 23, screening nearly 40 NYA locomotive engineers and conductors in New York City and Long Island, N.Y. If needed, they will receive treatment under the support and care of the railway’s medical team, according to a press release. “The detection and remediation of OSA will positively impact employee health and improve employee alertness for safety sensitive jobs,” said NYA President James Bonner. NYA is billing itself as the first short-line freight railroad in the United States to institute such an OSA program. It is working on the program with Rocky Mountain Sleep Disorders Center.