Thursday, August 26, 2010

The U.S. Department of Transportation's Over the Limit - Under Arrest Campaign Begins


The U.S. Department of Transportation recently kicked off the annual Drunk Driving. Over the Limit. Under Arrest. campaign aimed at getting drunk drivers off the road.  U.S.Secretary of Transportation LaHood said that, “Drunk driving is deadly, it’s against the law, and unfortunately, it’s still a problem.” LaHood concluded, “With the help of law enforcement around the country, we are going to continue doing all that we can to stop drunk driving and the needless tragedies that result from this reckless behavior.”
One Out of Five Are Drinker-Drivers
According to The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration - Twenty percent of the public 16 and older had in the past year driven a motor vehicle within two hours of drinking alcohol. About two-thirds of these, or 13% of the total population 16 and older had done so in the past 30 days. The survey produced an estimate of 85.5 million past-month drinking-driving trips, up from 73.7 million trips in 2004 and reversing a declining trend in such trips since 1995. More than three-fourths (78%) of the trips were made by males.
 
Enforcement of Laws
About 1% of the population 16 and older had been arrested for a drinking and driving violation in the past two years; the percentage was 5% for males 21 to 24. Almost three-fourths of the public believed that drivers who had too much to drink to drive safely would be somewhat likely (40%), very likely (21%), or almost certain (12%) to be stopped by police.
 
The Office of National Drug Control Policy claims that drugs and alcohol cost taxpayers more than $300 billion annually in preventable health care costs, extra law enforcement, auto crashes, crime and lost job productivity. Mobile Medical Corporation's Random Drug Screening Solutions with Saliva Alcohol Testing can help employers to stem the costs of "working" under the influence. Pittsburgh, PA based Mobile Medical Corporation (MMC) is an industry leader in providing customized workplace drug and alcohol testing and credential tracking solutions. Contact MMC today and ask MMC about Instant Drug and Saliva Alcohol Testing! 1-888-662-8358

Monday, August 23, 2010

Mobile Medical Corporation Will Be Exhibiting at SEMTA 2010 in Panama City Beach Florida

Mobile Medical Corporation (MMC) will be attending the 2010 SEMTA Conference in Panama City Beach, Florida from Tuesday, August 24 to Thursday, August 26.  MMC will be exhibiting Wednesday and Thursday.  Stop on by and see how we can enhance your work place safety and risk management protocols.

Mobile Medical Corporation (MMC) is a premier provider of workplace substance abuse testing and on-site medical services nationwide. MMC's on-site nursing and first-aid solutions provide construction projects with an industry leading first response emergency team that can quickly take charge and treat minor injuries and accidents. MMC's on-site medical services team enhances any projects administrative and injury reporting capabilities and truly enables employers to keep track of daily work site incidents. Mobile Medical Corporation provides numerous in-depth injury job site reports to project managers and safety directors including initial treatment and follow-up treatment injury reports. Contact MMC today to find more about our cost saving on-site medical solutions.
Call Toll Free: 888-662-8358

Thursday, August 12, 2010

Schools With Random Drug Testing Programs Can Teach Employers How To Keep Workplace Safe!

Random Drug Testing
Businesses should learn from a recent study of random drug testing in our nation's school system. A recent study by the Institute of Education Sciences reported that students subject to random drug tests in their schools reported less substance abuse than students in schools with out a testing program. Employers should analyze the broad results of this study and apply it to their work force. Marc Keith, Port Neches-Groves High School Principal believes that the random drug-testing program at his school, which is in its third year, is an effective tool for reducing drug instances on campus. Keith concluded, "I know the data we've seen through the years have shown a lot less drug activity," he said.

Employers should consult with an industry expert when implementing employee drug testing. Mobile Medical Corporation, a Pittsburgh based drug testing and occupational medical services firm offers on-site and mobile drug collection options for the following drug testing scenarios:

•Annual
•Pre-employment

•Random
•Reasonable suspicion
•Post-accident

Contact a Mobile Medical Corporation Occupational Services Coordinator today Toll Free: 888-662-8358

Tuesday, August 10, 2010

Drug Abuse Made Clearer With Help From Mobile Medical Corporation (MMC)

When it comes to compliant and multi-leveled substance abuse testing programs, Pittsburgh based Mobile Medical Corporation (MMC) offers a vast array of compatible screening solutions designed to meet any Drug Free Workplace initiative nationwide. MMC's certified collection technicians all pass a rigorous DATIA training course. MMC partners with the largest accredited laboratories in the nation which allows us to truly be involved from start to finish on every drug test we perform for our clients. All of Mobile Medical Corporation's laboratory partners are certified by the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) to meet all strict government requirements.

Think About...

DRUG: Drugs are substances that are not food or nutrition, that when put into the body, change the way the body works or the way the person feels or thinks.

ADDICTION:  A state of physical or mental dependence on a substance, especially an illegal drug or one liable to have a damaging effect.

 ILLEGAL DRUG: A drug that ins not allowed by law because of its dangerous effects.

NARCOTIC: A drug affecting the central nervous system in a way that can produce dizziness, euphoria, loss of memory, lack of coordination and unconsciousness.  Many narcotics are derived from the opium poppy.

WITHDRAWAL: The unpleasant physical and emotional reactions felt when coming off a drug.  These can range from mild discomfort to intense pain and seizures, depending on the drug.  Avoiding pain is one reasons cannot come off drugs, even when they want to quit.

*definitions from drugfreeword.com