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The Wide Awake Workforce program offers a complete solution to companies interested in screening truck drivers and other employees in high-risk positions for Sleep Apnea. From testing to diagnosis and treatment, we will guide you and your employees each step of the way. Our compliance program will ensure successful treatment and assist those who may have challenges during treatment.

Wide Awake Workforce Program

SLEEP APNEA FACTS

  • 28.1% of commercial drivers have obstructive sleep apnea (OSA)
  • 80% of employees with Sleep Apnea are unidentified
  • Drivers with untreated OSA are 6x more likely to be in an accident
  • Situation awareness of drivers with Sleep Apnea is equivalent to a blood alcohol content of 0.6–0.8
  • Treating US drivers suffering Sleep Apnea will save $11.1 billion and 980 lives annually

WHY SHOULD I GET TREATED?

  • Untreated Sleep Apnea impact quality of life and also increase a person’s risk of heart attack, stroke, Type II diabetes and other cardiovascular problems by 50%. Drivers with untreated Sleep Apnea are 6x more likely to be involved in an accident. Driving with Sleep Apnea is no different than driving under the influence of Alcohol. Quite simply, getting treated saves lives.

WHAT IS SLEEP APNEA?

  • Sleep Apnea is the chronic interruption of breathing for 10 seconds or more during sleep. People with Sleep Apnea may stop breathing hundreds of time a night which can lead to several other serious and even life threatening health problems. Click on the above image for more information on Sleep Apnea.

HISTORICAL SLEEP RELATED
WORKPLACE INCIDENTS

  • Chernobyl $15 billion in costs
  • Exxon Valdez Oil Spill $3.8 billion in costs
  • Space Shuttle Challenger estimated in the billions
  • Three Mile Island $975 million in costs

FINANCIAL IMPACT

  • You’re already paying a penalty for Sleep Apnea but with no return. The Sassani study (2004) estimates that for every dollar a company spends testing and treating drivers with sleep apnea, they would achieve three dollars of net savings. Our Wide Awake Workforce program will not only reduce your costs but will also improve productivity and reduce employee turnover.

INDUSTRY TRENDS

  • With the increasing awareness of the dangers of Sleep Apnea, it is only a matter of time before testing all commercial truck drivers becomes mandatory. Sleep Apnea is so prevalent in the Commercial Trucking Industry that many companies have already implemented Sleep Testing programs for their employees, setting a new standard in the industry.

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Tammy Draper (Senior Account Representative) P: 289.404.0271 E: tammy.draper@rhscanada.com

Please click here for more information or to book a Sleep Apnea Assessment Session at your workplace.