Lenexa, KS, August 14, 2015 –(PR.com)– Learn the basics of sleep apnea and how sleep apnea and fatigue management programs specialized for high-risk occupations can save lives, reduce costs and improve overall employee health.
SleepSafe Drivers, one of the nation’s leading Obstructive Sleep Apnea (OSA) solutions for the transportation industry and other high-risk related jobs, will discuss sleep apnea and answer industry specific questions related to OSA and fatigue management during the Sept. 2 & 3, International Warehouse Logistics Association (IWLA) Safety & Risk Conference in Chicago, Ill.
It is estimated that 28% of the nation’s 6 million CDL drivers have Sleep Apnea, which has been shown to increase crash risk by 3-7 fold. Untreated, this crash risk is equal to that of a drunk driver, while treatment normalizes that risk.
Dana Voien, President and CEO, will lead the discussion on how a patient-focused education program on sleep-disordered breathing can drive improved health-care outcomes while reducing medical expenses. Not only does treatment have an immediate positive effect on the sleep apnea sufferer, in one two-year study, by using the SleepSafe Driver Program, JB Hunt (J.B. Hunt/SSD Trial Outcomes. Presented at 2014 SLEEP Conference, MN.):
· 53 percent reduction in accidents
· 55 percent reduction in hard braking
· 56 percent reduction in medical costs
Since 2007, SleepSafe Drivers offers a turnkey sleep apnea testing and treatment program designed specifically for the transportation industry and other high-risk industries. With national coverage, the program allows for confidential diagnosis and treatment for sleep apnea in a convenient and cost effective manner. The discussion topics during the conference include:
· Sleep Apnea —What Is It?
· Types of Sleep Apnea
· Risk factors
· Effects of OSA
· Potential Health Consequences if Sleep Apnea Remains Untreated
· Testing and Treatment
· Cost Savings Case Studies from Transportation Companies
“Having SSD present the benefits of implementing a successful sleep apnea program to this audience makes perfect sense,” said Mike Malone, President of Risk Management Consultants. “The IWLA Safety & Risk Conference stresses best practices and strategies to minimize on-the-job risks that improve a company’s bottom line costs.”
For more information about SleepSafe Drivers, visit http://www.sleepsafedrivers.com.
Note: Please direct your photo and interview requests to Chanda Goodemote Kramer at 858-349-5040.
About SleepSafe Drivers, Inc.
Since 2007, SleepSafe Drivers offers a turnkey sleep apnea testing and treatment program designed specifically for the transportation industry and other high-risk industries. With national coverage, the program allows for confidential diagnosis and treatment for sleep apnea in a convenient and cost effective manner. The management team at SleepSafe Drivers has unparalleled experience in home sleep testing, high-compliance treatment products and protocols, and a strong network with the nation’s leading sleep labs, sleep physicians, and Durable Medical Equipment (DME) providers. The SleepSafe Drivers program is logistically efficient with a focus on minimizing downtime while delivering more than 96 percent compliance in PAP Therapy.
Since 1891, the International Warehouse Logistics Association has been the resource for warehouse logistics, advocacy, and education. For more information, visit www.IWLA.com. IWLA, formerly the American Warehouse Association, serves nearly 500 corporate members representing 3,000 warehousing locations.
SleepSafe Drivers, Inc.
Chanda Goodemote Kramer