Schneider receives safety award for sleep apnea screening program

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Updated Jun 4, 2019
Schneider recently received the National Safety Council’s Green Cross for Safety Innovation for its sleep apnea screening program. Shown are Wendy Sullivan, director/co-founder of clinical sleep apnea support team at Precision Sleep Solutions; Tammy Vogel, senior compliance specialist at Schneider; Tom DiSalvi, vice president of safety, driver training and compliance at Schneider; Stephanie Bostedt, compliance manager at Schneider; and Oceana Slough, compliance support team leader at Schneider.Schneider recently received the National Safety Council’s Green Cross for Safety Innovation for its sleep apnea screening program. Shown are Wendy Sullivan, director/co-founder of clinical sleep apnea support team at Precision Sleep Solutions; Tammy Vogel, senior compliance specialist at Schneider; Tom DiSalvi, vice president of safety, driver training and compliance at Schneider; Stephanie Bostedt, compliance manager at Schneider; and Oceana Slough, compliance support team leader at Schneider.

For the second year in a row, Schneider (No. 7 on the CCJ Top 250) has been recognized by the National Safety Council for its safety practices.

The company received NSC’s Green Cross for Safety Innovation award this year for its sleep disorder screening program for company drivers, which provides treatment for drivers who test positive for obstructive sleep apnea.

Schneider says it was one of the first large-scale employers to identify drivers at risk for OSA and get them treatment. The company adds that the program has cut down on driver down-time and cost by creating a nationwide network of sleep clinics, allowing drivers to be tested while still under dispatch – either in a sleep lab or with a home sleep test in their truck.

The test results are reviewed the next morning by a board-certified clinician, and a CPAP is provided to the driver if he or she tests positive for OSA without losing any workdays, and at no cost through Schneider’s health benefits.

The NSC Green Cross for Safety Innovation award is given to a researcher, corporation, coalition or organization in recognition of an innovative approach to safety challenges.