Eureco Health Solutions Joins the Commercial Vehicle Training Association

Eureco Health Solutions was honored to attend the Commercial Vehicle Training Association's (CVTA) Fall Conference in San Antonio September 27-29. As a new corporate member of the association, Eureco aims to continue it's mission of offering the trucking industry the highest quality health services available. 

Eureco Sponsors "We See You" Rally Combating Sex Trafficking in Houston

Eureco Health Solutions sponsored and attended Free the Captives' "We See You" Rally October 13-14th. Free the Captives is a faith-based anti-human trafficking 501(c)(3) non-profit that fights the exploitation and trafficking of Houston’s youth. A true success, the rally was meant to attract attention to the exploitation of women in one of Houston's busiest sex trafficking areas:

We are calling for thousands of people to join Free the Captives on Oct. 13-14, 2017, as we line the streets of Bissonnet between Beltway 8 and 59 and to send a strong message to the Johns/buyers that our girls are not for sale.

Bissonnet is one of the busiest streets for sex trafficking in Houston. Most of Free the Captives’ teen trafficking victims have been forced to work on Bissonnet, and the buyers (aka “Johns”) have absolutely no shame in driving up and down Bissonnet looking for a girl to buy. It is time to show them that Houston does care!
— Free the Captives

 

Read more about Free the Captives and the rally here.

The Hill: "Trump rule change ignites safety debate"

From TheHill.com

From TheHill.com

The Trump administration is forging ahead with a controversial decision to scrap Obama-era plans to require that all truck, train and bus operators be screened for sleep apnea.

’It’s incredibly dangerous to think someone behind the wheel of an 80,000-pound rig might have this disorder and fall asleep while driving,’ said Catherine Chase, vice president of governmental affairs for the Advocates for Highway and Auto Safety.
— The Hill

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Trucker.com: "Report highlights problems with DOT med cert program"

"ATRI survey finds truck drivers are paying higher costs for exams, among other issues"

From Trucker.com

From Trucker.com

A new report has raised concerns about the costs and quality of medical care for commercial drivers nearly three years after the implementation of a federal mandate aimed at improving the process...The survey – based on interviews with over 900 truck drivers, 300 motor carriers and 1,200 medical examiners – found that more than 63% of drivers reported higher costs for their exams since the rule was implemented, with 40% facing out-of-pocket costs between $75 and $124.

For many, the higher costs did not seem to correlate into greater care, ATRI said, with just 6.2% of drivers indicating improved exam quality since the rule was implemented.
— Trucker.com

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RAND study: business loss of poor sleep in the United States at $411 billion — a gross domestic product loss of 2.28%

New York Times

New York Times

The federal Centers for Disease Control and Prevention calls sleeplessness a public health concern. Good sleep helps brain plasticity, studies in mice have shown; poor sleep will make you fat and sad, and then will kill you. It is also expensive: Last year, the RAND Corporation published a study that calculated the business loss of poor sleep in the United States at $411 billion — a gross domestic product loss of 2.28 percent.
— New York Times

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Eureco Health Solutions to Exhibit at SWANApalooza in Reno, NV March 27-30

“Eureco Health Solutions is excited to join the SWANA Affinity Program and is enthusiastic about engaging with the SWANA community to share expertise in employee health and risk management.  We are proud to be supporting SWANA's goal to promote health and safety best practices in the waste management industry.

Through our Total Sleep Solution we provide expert clinical oversight of Obstructive Sleep Apnea (OSA) testing, diagnosis, and treatment for commercial drivers at any location nationwide.  Drivers at risk of OSA cost their employers on average $4,000 more per year compared to a driver that has been treated.  With approximately 1/3 of drivers at risk, there are significant costs with not acting.  

We look forward to meeting with health and safety leaders across the waste industry at the upcoming SWANAPalooza conference in Reno.  Please come visit us at booth 625 in the safety pavilion.”

- Aaron Hoffman, Managing Director, Eureco Health Solutions

Fox News Reports on Sleep Apnea Crash Risk for Commercial Drivers

Photo from FoxNews.com

Photo from FoxNews.com

A recent study of commercial drivers in northern Italy revealed results with serious implications for sleep apnea monitoring in the transportation industry. In a study of 283 male commercial drivers reporting no signs of sleep apnea, 100 tested positive for the sleep disorder.  Two years of treatment for drivers with severe OSA resulted in near-miss accident rates dropping to that of drivers without obstructive sleep apnea.  

‘Recent data show definite increases in crash and accident risk with untreated OSA, which is the most common medical cause of daytime sleepiness...Transportation regulators need to take OSA seriously and mandate rigorous screening criteria, as well as procedures for diagnosis and ensuring treatment compliance.’
— Stefanos Kales, Harvard Medical School

The results of this study show the medical necessity of proper screening and treatment for commercial drivers.  To learn about how Eureco Health Solutions can implement our sleep apnea program and protect your company and its drivers from unnecessary medical risks and costs, contact us today.

Read the full article at FoxNews.com.