Thursday, December 22, 2011

School Van Driver Smelling of Alcohol Arrested before Picking up School Children

Pittsburgh's KDKA recently reported that an A.J. Myers and Sons bus company driver was recently arrested for intoxication prior to making his run to pick up Woodland Hills School District students.  The driver stopped into Bishop’s Pizza in Turtle Creek, PA reeking of booze and responsible employees of the shop called police to report him when they realized that he was a school bus driver.  Wilkins Township Police Officer Jon Sherman said, “They reported that a van driver, a school van driver, came into their business and he smelled of alcohol."  The police took the driver to the hospital for an alcohol blood test and pending the results the driver could be facing DUI and other charges as well as possible recklessly endangerment.

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 and Alcohol Testing can help 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, on-site medical services and credential tracking solutions. Contact us today and ask about our Instant Saliva Alcohol Testing. 888-662-8358


Click here to read more about DUI and Alcohol Related Abuse.

SUBSTANCE ABUSE 411

Blood Alcohol Concentration Levels & the Implied Consent Law
"Per Se" Blood Alcohol Concentration (BAC) Level - Most states have DUI laws that deem "per se intoxicated" any driver with a blood-alcohol concentration (BAC) at or above .08 percent. This means that drivers with a BAC at or above .08 are intoxicated in the eyes of the law, and no additional proof of driving impairment is necessary.

"Zero Tolerance" Blood Alcohol Concentration (BAC) Level - All states carry "zero tolerance" laws that target drivers under the legal drinking age. These laws penalize persons under 21 for operating a vehicle with any trace of alcohol in their systems (a BAC above 0.0), or with negligible BAC levels such as .01 or .02 percent.

"Enhanced Penalty" Blood Alcohol Concentration (BAC) Level - Many states impose harsher penalties on DUI offenders with a particularly high BAC at the time of the offense, typically .15 to .20 percent. DUI offenders with a BAC at or above their state's enhanced penalty standards will likely face additional jail time, harsher fines, and more severe driver's license sanctions.

"Implied Consent" Laws - "Implied consent" laws require vehicle drivers to submit to some form of chemical test, such as breath, blood, or urine testing, if suspected of DUI. If a driver refuses to submit to such testing, implied consent laws carry penalties such as mandatory suspension of a driver's license, usually for six months to a year.

Monday, December 19, 2011

A Not so Ho, Ho, Ho Holiday Season as Business Owner in Santa Claus, Indiana Arrested for Methamphetamine

Phillip Koch is the President of Ho-Ho-Holdings LLC, based in Santa Claus, Indiana and was recently arrested for being under the influence of Methamphetamine and other substances.  Local police say he Koch rear-ended a stopped car at a stop light.  Last month the Santa Claus business owner was charged with domestic battery.  Needless to say that Koch will be receiving nothing but coal for Christmas this year.

Wednesday, November 23, 2011

With Holiday Celebrations Upon Us - MMC Checks in with MADD Statistics

With the holiday season upon us, Mobile Medical Corporation (MMC) would like to remind everyone of the elevated risks of drunk driving and alcohol related incidents on our nations roads and highways. In an effort to provide awareness, MMC would like to share the following report titled Rating the State's Drunk Driving Efforts compiled by Mothers Against Drunk Driving (MADD). MADD continues to call on the nation to rededicate itself to saving lives, preventing injuries and eliminating drunk driving on our nation’s roadways.  MADD statistics report that drunk driving costs the United States more than $132 billion annually.

Please click the map below to access MADD's map detailing the 50 states and their efforts to curb drunk driving.

Friday, November 18, 2011

The Association of Surfing Professionals to Begin Drug Testing Wave Riders in 2012

Since the 1960's the sport of surfing has always been surrounded by the negative bad boy image of partying, drugs and alcohol. The partying atmosphere has taken its toll on surfers throughout the generations leading to last years overdose death of surfing great Andy Irons.  The Association of Surfing Professionals  (ASP) will begin substance abuse testing next year in hopes of protecting their members and overall image.  What type of drugs will be tested and what methods have yet to be determined.  “It’s been a long time coming,” said Hawaiian event representative Randy Rarick. Details are vague, but the testing is expected to be in place for the Quiksilver Pro on the Gold Coast, the first event for 2012.

Drugs and Surfing
Jeff Hakman Born in 1948 in California. At only 17 years old, he beat some of the world's best surfers and found International fame, and in 1966 he was proclaimed the world's top big-wave rider. In the late 60s to early 70s he launched the Quicksilver brand in the US. The companies success in the States was rapid and huge. Unfortunately Jeff developed a drug problem, which got the better of him. He sold his interest in Quiksilver to pursue drugs and was eventually kicked out all together. Jeff's heroin addiction was so bad by this time that he ended up in rehab in the late 80s.

Surfer Chris Cahill, a member of the legendary 1970s Zephyr skateboarding team formed in the section of Venice Beach, Calif. known as Dogtown died of acute cocaine-morphine (heroin) toxicity in 2010.

Surfer Josh Persoff, a recovering addict created the Surfer's Code for Recovery. Persoff explained in a 2011 interview with ESPN that the Surfer's Code for Recovery is in addition to -- not a replacement for -- traditional recovery programs. "This is a way to translate traditional recovery programs into the surfer language," said Persoff. "I will watch out for other surfers. Surfers are a unique population, a tribe. Most of the education needs to come from within the tribe, like any cultural group," said Persoff. He takes surfers in recovery back out on the waves, and provides surfboards and gear, like Persoff's sponsor provided for him.

Mobile Medical Corporation (MMC)
National Provider of Substance Abuse Testing Services

www.mobmed.com
888-662-8325

Wednesday, November 16, 2011

Mobile Medical Corporation Bringing Holiday Cheer to MBA Toys For Tots!

Mobile Medical Corporation is proud to be participating in the MBA Young Constructors Annual Holiday Toy Drive that benefits Toys for Tots and The Mario Lemieux Foundation.  MMC will be accepting new unwrapped toys for the MBA Young Constructors Holiday event on December 1st in Pittsburgh, PA.  MMC will continue to collect toys until December 19th for another donation to Toys for Tots.

MMC is also helping to keep someone warm this year through it's Annual Winter Coat Collection.  MMC is accepting new and gently used winter coats and jackets.

Stop in and donate today to help MMC spread some holiday cheer!

Friday, November 11, 2011

Drunk New Jersey School Bus Driver Turned In By Texting Students

"Mommy I think our bus driver is drunk- she's not driving right."

New Jersey - Westampton Middle School students alerted parents that their bus driver  seemed to be under the influence as erratic driving cause students to cry out "I don't want to die today!"  The driver, Carole Crockett had a blood-alcohol level of 0.25 percent, five times the legal limit for operating a commercial vehicle.  Crockett was released on $85,000 bail.


Blood Alcohol Concentration Levels & The Implied Consent Law"Per Se" Blood Alcohol Concentration (BAC) Level - Most states have DUI laws that deem "per se intoxicated" any driver with a blood-alcohol concentration (BAC) at or above .08 percent. This means that drivers with a BAC at or above .08 are intoxicated in the eyes of the law, and no additional proof of driving impairment is necessary.

"Zero Tolerance" Blood Alcohol Concentration (BAC) Level - All states carry "zero tolerance" laws that target drivers under the legal drinking age. These laws penalize persons under 21 for operating a vehicle with any trace of alcohol in their systems (a BAC above 0.0), or with negligible BAC levels such as .01 or .02 percent.

"Enhanced Penalty" Blood Alcohol Concentration (BAC) Level - Many states impose harsher penalties on DUI offenders with a particularly high BAC at the time of the offense, typically .15 to .20 percent. DUI offenders with a BAC at or above their state's enhanced penalty standards will likely face additional jail time, harsher fines, and more severe driver's license sanctions.

"Implied Consent" Laws - "Implied consent" laws require vehicle drivers to submit to some form of chemical test, such as breath, blood, or urine testing, if suspected of DUI. If a driver refuses to submit to such testing, implied consent laws carry penalties such as mandatory suspension of a driver's license, usually for six months to a year.

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 Testing with Saliva Alcohol Testing can help 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, on-site medical serivces and credential tracking solutions. Contact us today and ask about our Instant Saliva Alcohol Testing!

Call Today Toll Free to Find Out How We Can Help You Prevent Work-Related Alcohol Incidents
1-888-662-8358

Friday, October 28, 2011

Chicago Loosening Grip on Possession of Small Amounts of Marijuana to Ease Budget Crunch

Chicago is looking to cut unnecessary spending and free up police and law enforcement by decriminalizing small amounts of marijuana. The thought is that police will be able to focus on and concentrate their resources on higher crimes. Under the new law set to be introduced next week, people caught with less than 10 grams of marijuana would instead face a $200 fine and up to 10 hours of community service. A pro-marijuana group reported that enforcing marijuana prohibition costs US taxpayers $10 billion and results in the arrests of 853,000 people a year.

Cook County Commissioner John Fritchey told reporters that, "It is not time to act tough on crime; it is (time) to be smart on crime. We need our resources spent somewhere else."

How should employers feel about this new proposed law when it comes to pre-employment criminal background screening and drug testing?

Wednesday, October 19, 2011

Mobile Medical Corporation Celebrates National Drug-Free Work Week 2011

National Drug-Free Work Week - October 17-22, 2011

MMC is proud to be part of this year's National Drug Free Work week - Celebrating one drug free week is the first step but MMC believes that every work week should be drug and alcohol free! MMC encourages workers with drug and alcohol abuse related life issues to seek help now!

Substance Use and Abuse Among Workers
Substance use and abuse is a concern for employers. Most drug users, binge and heavy drinkers, and people with substance use disorders are employed. A 2007 survey found that:

• Of the 17.4 million current illicit drug users age 18 and over, more than 75% were employed.

• Similarly, among 55.3 million adult binge drinkers, nearly 80% were employed, as were 16.4 million heavy drinkers.

• Of the 20.4 million adults classified with substance dependence or abuse, over 60% were employed full-time.
2007 National Survey on Drug Use and Health (NSDUH)

Substance Use and Abuse On the Workplace
Workers reporting substance use and abuse have higher rates of turnover and absenteeism, are more likely to have worked for more than three employers in the past year, are more likely to have skipped work more than two days in the past month, and were also more likely to have missed more than two days of work due to illness or injury.
Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA)

Beyond the Abuser...
The impact of employee substance use and abuse is a problem that extends beyond the substance-using employee. There is evidence of co-worker job performance and attitudes being negatively affected. Workers have reported being put in danger, having been injured, having had to work harder, to re-do work, or to cover for a co-worker as a result of a fellow employee’s drinking.
Employee Assistance Quarterly, JSI Research & Training Institute

Substance Use and Abuse Damaging Small Businesses
Smaller firms may be particularly disadvantaged by worker substance use and abuse. For example, while about half of all U.S. employees work for small and medium sized businesses (those with fewer than 500 employees), about nine in ten employed current illicit drug users and almost nine in ten employed heavy drinkers work for small and medium sized firms. Likewise, about nine in ten full-time workers with alcohol or illicit drug dependence or abuse are employed by small and medium size firms. However, smaller firms are generally less likely to test for substance use.
U.S. Census Bureau, SAMHSA

Mobile Medical Corporation Can Help!
When it comes to compliant and multi-leveled substance abuse testing programs for the construction industry, Pittsburgh Drug Testing firm 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.

Call MMC's Employer Substance Abuse Testing Hotline Today!
1-888-662-8358

Inexpensive Prescription Drugs Gateway to Heroin Use

“Prescription drugs are one of the things that get kids hooked” and lead them to begin abusing heroin, said Naperville police Detective Shaun Ferguson. “When they realize they can pay much less for heroin than for prescription drugs, they turn to heroin.”

Detective Shaun Ferguson — who works in his department’s Special Operations Group — concluded of all drug-related arrests made between 2009 and this year in Naperville, IL, approximately 34 percent involved heroin. That included 24 heroin-related arrests in 2009, 33 in 2010 and 28 so far this year. Prescription drug-related crimes are also on the rise from past years, Ferguson said, going from 13 such arrests in 2009 to 34 in 2010 and 18 to date this year.
Read the full article here

Friday, October 7, 2011

Medicare Enabling Prescription Drug Abuse

The New York Times recently reported that Medicare is subsidizing drug abuse through allowing benefit receivers to search out doctors who will fill their prescriptions for large amounts of painkillers and narcotics.  Congress says that this practice far  exceeds what any patient could safely use.  The General Accounting Office reported that 170,000 Medicare beneficiaries received prescriptions from 5 or more doctors for 14 types of drugs that are frequently abused.

The report states that the most commonly abused drugs by medicare recipients include the painkillers Oxcycodone and Hydrocodone (OxyContin and Percoset)

Case Study:

Georgia - a beneficiary received a 150 day supply of oxycodone in just 27 days by obtaining 7 different prescriptions from 4 different doctors.

California - a California man received over 1,300 fentaynyl patches and pills from 21 different prescribers in one year.

Texas - a beneficiary received prescriptions for over 4,500 hydrocodone pills from 25 different doctors.

Wednesday, September 28, 2011

DEA Envokes Power over Chemicals in Bath Salts and Synthetic Marijuana

Synthetic Marijuana
The United States Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) recently evoked its emergency scheduling authority to control five chemicals used to make so-called "synthetic marijuana" products. Except as authorized by law, this action makes possessing and selling these chemicals or the products that contain them illegal in the United States.

The five chemicals that are on the controlled substance list are:

JWH-018
JWH-073
JWH-200
CP-47,497
cannabicyclohexanol

Bath Salts
The Drug Enforcement Administration recently temporarily banned certain chemicals that are used in legal synthetic drugs known as "bath salts", calling the chemicals an "imminent hazard" to the public.   The DEA describes "bath salts", which have nothing in common with products long-used in bathing, as a sort of imitation cocaine or LSD – a substance that while legal, has not been approved by the FDA for human consumption and has been linked to violent, sometimes deadly outbursts by users. Varieties of "bath salts" are sold under different labels in corner stores across the U.S. as well as online and have prompted thousands of calls to Poison Control nationwide.

To read more on Synthetic Marijuana visit here

To read more on Bath Salts visit here

Call your local MMC office Today to learn more about these dangerous drugs and chemicals that are sold in local convenience stores and novelty shops nationwide!

Pittsburgh 888-662-8358
Baltimore 866-458-8951
New York City 718-777-8358
Cleveland 877-688-8358
Sacramento 866-914-3921

Monday, September 19, 2011

Alcohol Abuse Costly Worldwide

Stories From Around the Globe...

Salem, Oregon: police say a drunk driver who caused a crash that cut power to more than 2,000 customers was too drunk to go to jail.

Ohioville, PA: Man on lawn tractor charged with drunken driving.

Russia: Russian flight navigator was drunk on vodka when plane crashed killing 47.

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 Testing 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 about Instant Saliva Alcohol Testing!
1-888-662-8358.

Sunday, September 11, 2011

9/11/01 - 9/11/11 - Mobile Medical Corporation Helping to Safely Rebuild Ground Zero

Mobile Medical Corporation Salutes Construction Workers at Ground Zero as NYC Skyline Grows
Mobile Medical Corporation applauds the construction workers at ground zero for their hard work and is proud to be part of the safe rebuilding effort at Ground Zero. One of the first of six skyscrapers that will be on the site altogether is the Freedom Tower also known as One World Trade Center. One World Trade Center now stands at 78 storeys and will eventually soar to 104 floors, or 1,776ft, becoming the tallest building in Manhattan when it’s completed in 2013.

MMC's Mobile On-site Medical Testing Unit contributes to the safety protocols of the construction efforts by providing drug testing services to certain contractors who are working on Ground Zero construction projects. 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.

For information on all of MMC's On-Site Industrial Medical Services please call an office nearest you!

Astoria, NY- 718-777-8358

Pittsburgh, PA - 888-662-8358

Cleveland, OH - 877-688-8358

Baltimore. MD - 866-458-8951

Sacramento, CA - 866-914-3921

Paramus, NJ - 201-265-3791


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Friday, September 2, 2011

Drug Test Survey Shows Hawaii, Arkansas and Oklahoma Lead the Nation for Methamphetamine Use in the Workforce

Hawaii, Arkansas and Oklahoma lead the nation for Methamphetamine Use in the Workforce.  States above the the national average for positive workplace drugs tests for methamphetamine in 2010 were:

Hawaii - 410% greater than the national average
Arkansas - 280% greater than the national average
Oklahoma - 240% greater than the national average
Nevada - 180% greater than the national average
California - 140% greater than the national average
Wyoming - 130% greater than the national average
Utah - 120% greater than the national average
Arizona - 100% greater than the national average
Kansas - 80% greater than the national average

Tuesday, August 30, 2011

September is National Recovery Month

MMC is proud to celebrate Recovery Month!   Recovery Month promotes the societal benefits of treatment for substance use and mental disorders, celebrates people in recovery, lauds the contributions of treatment providers, and promotes the message that recovery in all its forms is possible. Recovery Month spreads the positive message that behavioral health is essential to overall health, that prevention works, treatment is effective and people can and do recover.

When it comes to compliant and multi-leveled substance abuse testing programs for the construction industry, Pittsburgh Drug Testing firm 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.

Call MMC's Employer Substance Abuse Testing Hotline Today!
1-888-662-8358

Wednesday, August 24, 2011

Drug Testing Deterrent - Employees Quit Rather Than Face the Music or Urine Cup!


Washington Closure Hanford, a radioactive waste disposal plant in Washington State has a zero tolerance substance abuse policy and recently showed why the policy is an effective deterrent.

Six workers at the site decided to quit rather than submit to drug testing after a baggie of marijuana was found in building at the landfill called the Environmental Restoration Disposal Facility.

A spokesman for the nuclear reservation contractor, Todd Nelson of Washington Closure stated to local media that managers found the baggie in the workers' day room Aug. 8 and immediately ordered drug tests for about 100 workers.

Six resigned rather than be tested. Results for 18 other employees are pending. All the rest of the tests were negative.

When it comes to compliant and multi-leveled substance abuse testing programs for the construction industry, Pittsburgh Drug Testing firm 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.

Call MMC's Employer Substance Abuse Testing Hotline Today!
1-888-662-8358

Tuesday, August 16, 2011

Cornell University: Substance Abuse Testing in the Workplace Reduces Injuries!

A recent Cornell University study claims that construction firms that utilize drug testing reduce workplace injuries.
Among the study's findings:
  • Construction companies that test for drugs may save substantially on their workers' compensation premiums. As a result of fewer job site accidents and injuries, the average drug-testing company in the study sample experienced an 11.41 percent reduction in its workers' compensation experience-rating modification factor. At the same time, companies in the study sample that did not employ drug testing saw no such decline.

  • Seventy-two percent of the respondents at companies with drug-testing programs in place said they believed the benefits of drug testing outweighed the costs.

  • The No. 1 reason why officials at the construction companies surveyed tested employees and job applicants for drugs was to promote worker and customer safety. Respondents believed that drug testing contributed positively to a company's image and was an effective deterrent to workplace drug abuse.

To read the rest of the survey click here.
 
When it comes to compliant and multi-leveled substance abuse testing programs for the construction industry, Pittsburgh Drug Testing firm 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.


Call MMC's Employer Substance Abuse Testing Hotline Today!1-888-662-8358

Wednesday, August 10, 2011

Mobile Medical Corporation On-Site Medical Services Adding Constant Value To Construction Projects

MMC is a premier provider of solutions based on-site medical services and risk management programs for the construction industry nationwide. Our medical professionals play an integral role in construction projects and haven proven that time and time again to be invaluable to our client’s Health and Safety Risk Management Teams. Our medical professionals assess, treat and manage injuries occurring on the job site allowing our clients to maximize health and safety at the jobsite, while substantially reducing compensation costs.

MMC’s on-site medical services are well suited for a variety of large construction projects and events including:
  • Owner/Contractor Controlled Insurance Programs
  • Correctional Facilities
  • Large Construction Projects
  • Short Term Projects
  • Outages
  • Convention Centers
  • Sports Arenas
  • Large Outdoor Events
Our on-site medical staff is there to add constant value to our customer’s projects and to provide the industry best on-site occupational medical services.

CALL ONE OF OUR ON-SITE MEDICAL PROGRAM MANAGEMENT TECHNICIANS TODAY! 888-662-8358

Wednesday, August 3, 2011

Mobile Medical Corporation Salutes Construction Workers at Ground Zero as NYC Skyline Grows

Mobile Medical Corporation applauds the construction workers at ground zero for their hard work and is proud to be part of the safe rebuilding effort at Ground Zero.  One of the first of six skyscrapers that will be on the site altogether is the Freedom Tower also known as One World Trade Center.  One World Trade Center now stands at 78 storeys and will eventually soar to 104 floors, or 1,776ft, becoming the tallest building in Manhattan when it’s completed in 2013. 

MMC's Mobile On-site Medical Testing Unit contributes to the safety protocols of the construction efforts by providing drug testing services to certain contractors who are working on Ground Zero construction projects. 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.

For information on all of MMC's On-Site Industrial Medical Services please call an office nearest you!

Astoria, NY- 718-777-8358

Pittsburgh, PA - 888-662-8358

Cleveland, OH - 877-688-8358

Baltimore. MD - 866-458-8951

Sacramento, CA - 866-914-3921

Paramus, NJ - 201-265-3791
 

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Wednesday, July 27, 2011

Suspected Methamphetamine Lab Shuts Down West Virginia School

A West Virginia Vo-Tech school has been temporarily shutdown after traces of methamphetamine were discovered throughout the building. The residue from the drug were found in the Principal's office, air ducts and bathrooms. The school's Principal and one of the teachers faces mutliple charges including manufacturing meth and procuring Sudafed for making meth and charges of purchasing over the legal limit of Sudafed.

Most of the methamphetamine abused in this country comes from foreign or domestic superlabs, although it can also be made in small, illegal laboratories, where its production endangers the people in the labs, neighbors, and the environment.

To read more about methamphetamine abuse click here.

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.

Call MMC's Employer Substance Abuse Testing Hotline Today!1-888-662-8358

Thursday, July 21, 2011

Summer Job-Site Heat Safety Measures

Mobile Medical Corporation (MMC) encourages all employees to practice Jobsite Heat Safety Measures! Here are some tips to help you endure the summer heat while on the job...

Avoiding The Heat!
  • The hottest part of the day is between 10 a.m. and 4 p.m.
  • If possible, work outside during the cooler times of the day.
  • Take frequent breaks in the shade, by a fan, or in air-conditioning.
  • Cool your skin by spraying water over your body.
  • Take a cool bath or shower 1 to 2 times a day in hot weather.
Eating & Drinking

  • Drink plenty of water before, during, and after you are active to ensure maximize hydration.
  • Drink 8 fl oz (250 mL) of water before being entering an active work cycle in the heat.
  • Continue to drink moderate amounts of fluid every 15 to 20 minutes during the activity.
  • Fluids such as rehydration drinks, juices, or water help replace lost fluids, especially if you sweat a lot.
  • Drinks, such as sports drinks, that have electrolytes work best. Drink rehydration drinks or sports drinks, which are absorbed as quickly as water but also replace sugar, sodium, and other nutrients.
  • Eat fruits and vegetables to replace nutrients.
  • DO NOT drink caffeine or alcohol. They increase blood flow to the skin and increase your risk of dehydration.
Other Helpful Tips
  • Stretching: If you have to stand for any length of time in a hot environment, flex your leg muscles often while standing. This prevents blood from pooling in your lower legs, which can lead to fainting. Wear support hose to stimulate circulation while standing for long periods of time to prevent swelling (heat edema).
  • Observe Urination: Urine should be clear to pale yellow, and there should be a large amount if you are drinking adequately. You should urinate every 2 to 4 hours during an activity when you are staying properly hydrated. If your urine output decreases, drink more fluids.

Wednesday, July 13, 2011

THE CONSTRUCTION USER MAGAZINE - THE CHANGING FACE OF DRUG TESTING PRESENTED BY MOBILE MEDICAL CORPORATION'S MARIANNE KARG



TAUC SAFETY COMITTEE - SAFETY ON THE AGENDA
Marianne Karg of Mobile Medical Corporation delivered an excellent presentation on substance abuse programs, focusing on the pros and cons of various testing methods and positivity trends in the industry by region.  Click here to read more!  (Page 18)

Want to Learn More About Drug Testing or Receive a Free Service Quote?When it comes to quality drug testing solutions employers and risk mitigation professionals should solely rely on a professional drug testing firm like Mobile Medical Corporation (MMC). Mobile Medical Corporation (MMC) can help you with all of your substance abuse testing needs and questions. MMC works closely with all clients to establish focused policies and testing procedures that comply with both the Department of Transportation (DOT) and Non-Federal testing programs.

Toll Free: 888-662-8358

Monday, July 11, 2011

DEA Rules that Marijuana has No Acceptable Medical Uses

News wires such as the Atlantic Wire, Time and Infowars are ablaze with the recent announcement by the Federal Government that Marijuana has No Acceptable Medical Uses.

The Atlantic Wire Reports
Nine years ago, supporters of medical marijuana asked the federal government to reclassify cannabis, which was listed as a Schedule I drug, the most restricted category of drug under the Controlled Substances Act in 1970. The petition asked the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) to take into account research showing marijuana's medical uses.

Two months ago, advocates asked the U.S. Court of Appeals to force the Obama administration to respond to their petition. Finally, in a decision published Friday, the DEA denied the request, ruling that marijuana has no accepted medical use and should remain classified as a highly dangerous drug like heroin.

DEA Administrator Michele M. Leonhart wrote that she rejected the request because marijuana, like other Schedule I drugs, "has a high potential for abuse," "has no currently accepted medical use in treatment in the United States," and "lacks accepted safety for use under medical supervision." She wrote that "At this time, the known risks of marijuana use have not been shown to be outweighed by specific benefits in well-controlled clinical trials that scientifically evaluate safety and efficacy."


Mobile Medical Corporation blogged in November that the Federal Court System has ruled that the Federal guidelines supersede the States when dealing with compassionate laws on marijuana use. The Supreme Court has ruled that employers and the government can prosecute in those states that have compassionate laws on marijuana use. Employers need not accommodate the state rule.

16 States that have Legalized Medical Marijuana and (Washington D.C.)


Alaska (1998)
Arizona (2010)
California (1996)
Colorado (2004)
Delaware (2011)
District of Columbia (2010)
Hawaii (2000)
Maine (1999)
Michigan (2008)
Montana (2004)
Nevada (2000)
New Jersey (2010)
New Mexico (2007)
Oregon (1998)
Rhode Island (2006)
Vermont (2004)
Washington (1998)

Mobile Medical Corporation (MMC), a Pittsburgh Drug Testing firm continually monitors the news outlets for drug testing news and information to provide our clients and readers with up to date industry information. Mobile Medical Corporation (MMC) can help you with all of your substance abuse testing needs and our technicians and collectors are trained to spot cheaters! MMC works closely with all clients to establish affordable and focused drug testing protocols that comply with both the Department of Transportation (DOT) and Non-Federal testing programs.

Indiana Passes Bill To Drug Test Unemployed Who Apply For Job Training

Indiana has just passed a bill that requires drug testing for the unemployed who partake in the state-funded job training programs. The state believes that the drug testing will save them money by eliminating those people who are not committed to finishing the training programs. The drug testing is aimed at filtering out those who the state deems a financial liability due to drug use. Workforce Development Commissioner Mark Everson said. "We want to help people who are motivated to get jobs. They can't get a job if they're using drugs."

Indiana is the first state to require drug testing of people seeking job training. Florida recently began testing welfare applicants in general on July 1, 2011. 30 other states are considering some sort of drug testing action.

Want to Learn More About Drug Testing?
When it comes to quality drug testing solutions employers and risk mitigation professionals should solely rely on a professional drug testing firm like Mobile Medical Corporation (MMC). Mobile Medical Corporation (MMC) can help you with all of your substance abuse testing needs and questions. MMC works closely with all clients to establish focused policies and testing procedures that comply with both the Department of Transportation (DOT) and Non-Federal testing programs.
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Wednesday, June 29, 2011

Man Tries to Purchase Synthetic Marijuana with Fake Million Dollar Bill

A Sharpsville, Pennsylvania man tried to use a fake $1 million dollar bill to purchase a bag of synthetic marijuana known as "K-2" or "Spice" and in this case called "Space Cadet Flight Risk" at a local convenience store. He was caught by police and charged with theft by deception and retail theft.

The synthetic marijuana is a mixture of common herbs sprayed with synthetic chemicals that mirror the high of marijuana. So far, twelve states have banned the sale of Synthetic Marijuana - (Kansas, Georgia, Alabama, Tennessee, Missouri, Louisiana, Mississippi, Arkansas, Oregon, Illinois, Michigan, PA, and Kentucky). The American Association of Poison Control Centers reported that within the past year there have been over 500 cases of negative reactions to the still legal yet dangerous drug. This type of pot is included in recent a bill outlawing such substances that Pennsylvania's Governor Tom Corbett signed into law. The PA ban takes effect in August 2011.

MMC continues to cover the rise of synthetic marijuana click here to learn more.

Friday, June 24, 2011

Pennsylvania Next in Line to Ban Hallucinogenic Bath Salts

MMC applauds Governor Tom Corbett for recently passing a law to ban bath salts, salvia and synthetic cocaine. The ban will take effect 60 days from the signing of the bill. Dr. Neil Capretto at Gateway Rehabilitation Center siad, "It should be made illegal,” and added, “It’s just too potent, too dangerous of a hallucinogen. It would be like having LSD legal which is absurd in my opinion.”

Mobile Medical Corporation (MMC) recently reported on Florida's Banning of Hallucinogenic Designer Drug "Bath Salts" and when New Jersey banned chemicals used to make designer drug bath salts.

Contact MMC today to learn more about these dangerous drugs and chemicals that are sold in local convenience stores and novelty shops nationwide!

Thursday, June 23, 2011

Recent NCAA Drug Testing Analysis Shows Elevated Use of Marijuana

The NCAA recently published the results of their annual drug testing analysis and the the number of college athletes testing positive for marijuana at postseason events was up nearly three times compared to their last survey. The number of positive marijuana tests across all three divisions increased from 28 in 2008-09 to 71 in 2009-10. College athletes are subject to NCAA-mandated drug testing for marijuana at NCAA championship events and football bowl games only. The current NCAA-testing policy requires that athletes testing positive sit out one full season and lose a year of eligibility.

Travis Tygart, CEO of the U.S. Anti-Doping Agency said, With medical marijuana use on the rise and increased calls in some states for legalization of the drug, more positive tests for athletes are not surprising." Tygart continued "It's a fear we've had that as marijuana and even some performance-enhancing drugs become more socially acceptable that athletes will think it might be acceptable within sports."


Want to Learn More?

When it comes to quality drug testing solutions employers and risk mitigation professionals should solely rely on a professional drug testing firm like Mobile Medical Corporation (MMC). Mobile Medical Corporation (MMC) can help you with all of your substance abuse testing needs and questions. MMC works closely with all clients to establish focused policies and testing procedures that comply with both the Department of Transportation (DOT) and Non-Federal testing programs.

Contact MMC Today! 888-662-8358

Tuesday, June 21, 2011

AGC: Pride Of The Penguins - Pittsburgh scores the United States' first LEED-Gold NHL arena


Mobile Medical Corporation (MMC) is proud to see the accolades continue to roll in for the CONSOL Energy Center - Home of the Pittsburgh Penguins. MMC, who is the Third Party Administrator of substance abuse testing for the Master Builders Association of Western Pennsylvania was on-site during the construction project. MMC is proud to have contributed to making the CONSOL Energy Center construction project a safe work environment.

The project was a joint venture between PJ Dick Corp. of Pittsburgh (Master Builders Association of Western Pennsylvania) and Hunt Construction Group of Indianapolis (a member of multiple AGC chapters) broke ground on the project on Aug. 1, 2008.

According to the article in the AGC's Constructor Magazine, PJ Dick's Walt Czekaj said that, "Crews completed construction last summer, allowing the Penguins to take occupancy in mid-July, nearly three weeks ahead of schedule."

Pittsburgh based Mobile Medical Corporation (MMC) is a certified Woman Business Enterprise that provides solution based substance abuse testing and on-site first-aid and medical services for the construction industry. Our service features administering multi-employer projects for facility owners, contractors, and Owner Controlled Insurance programs (OCIP and CCIP) nationwide. MMC has set the standard when it comes to On-Site Medical Facilities management. MMC’s on-site medical stations allow our clients to maximize both health and safety standards on their job sites, while substantially reducing compensation costs and employee’s time away from work. MMC plays an integral role in construction projects and has proven to be invaluable to our client’s Health and Safety Risk Management teams. MMC's corporate headquarters is in Pittsburgh, PA with regional offices in Cleveland, OH; Baltimore, MD; Astoria, NY; Paramus, NJ and Sacramento, CA.

Wednesday, June 15, 2011

Mobile Medical Corporation (MMC) is Proud to Observe National Safety Month

Mobile Medical Corporation (MMC) is proud to observe National Safety Month sponsored by the National Safety Council. 

Pittsburgh based Mobile Medical Corporation (MMC) is a certified Woman Business Enterprise that provides solution based substance abuse testing and on-site first-aid and medical services for the construction industry. Our service features administering multi-employer projects for facility owners, contractors, and Owner Controlled Insurance programs (OCIP and CCIP) nationwide. MMC has set the standard when it comes to On-Site Medical Facilities management. MMC’s on-site medical stations allow our clients to maximize both health and safety standards on their job sites, while substantially reducing compensation costs and employee’s time away from work. MMC plays an integral role in construction projects and has proven to be invaluable to our client’s Health and Safety Risk Management teams. MMC's corporate headquarters is in Pittsburgh, PA with regional offices in Cleveland, OH; Baltimore, MD; Astoria, NY; Paramus, NJ and Sacramento, CA.

Tuesday, June 14, 2011

Washington State Employers Protected From Medical Marijuana Lawsuits

The Washington State Supreme Court recently ruled that employers do not need to accommodate an employee's use of medical marijuana including off-site medical marijuana use.  The ruling concludes that employees terminated for medical marijuana use have no basis to sue their employer.

Mobile Medical Corporation (MMC), a Pittsburgh Drug Testing firm continually monitors the news outlets for drug testing news and information to provide our clients and readers with up to date industry information. Mobile Medical Corporation (MMC) can help you with all of your substance abuse testing needs and our technicians and collectors are trained to spot cheaters! MMC works closely with all clients to establish affordable and focused drug testing protocols that comply with both the Department of Transportation (DOT) and Non-Federal testing programs.

Monday, June 13, 2011

Florida vs. ACLU over Mandatory Public Employee Drug Testing

A recent lawsuit filed by the ACLU in Florida federal court recently challenged Florida Governor Rick Scott’s Executive Order mandating pre-employment and random drug testing for all Florida public-sector employees.

Matthew F. Nieman of the the Institute for a Drug-Free Workplace writes in a brief that despite the Executive Order’s express limitation to drug-testing, Howard Simon, executive director of the ACLU of Florida, was quoted by the AP in support of the suit, as stating “The analysis of urine also tells a lot more about you that is nobody's business,”including whether an employee is pregnant, or taking heart, diabetes, depression or other medications.

Nieman concludes, "The continuing misperception that an employment-related drug testing delves into pregnancy or diabetes is disappointing and confuses the pertinent issues. Nonetheless, private sector employees should note that a Fourth Amendment attack is applicable only to public-sector.

Wednesday, June 8, 2011

Enhanced Medicinal Cannabis Developed By British

British based GW Pharmaceuticals is developing a new breed of cannabis-based products aimed at treating a range of conditions including diabetes, epilepsy and Crohn's disease.  Click to learn more.

Pittsburgh based Mobile Medical Corporation (MMC) is a certified Woman Business Enterprise that provides solution based substance abuse testing and on-site first-aid and medical services for the construction industry.  MMC's corporate headquarters is in Pittsburgh, PA with regional offices in Cleveland, OH; Baltimore, MD; Astoria, NY; Paramus, NJ and Sacramento, CA.

Wednesday, June 1, 2011

Florida Gov Signs Welfare Drug-Screen Measure; Takes Action Against Hallucinogenic "Bath Salts"

Welfare Drug-Screen Measure
Florida Governor Rick Scott signed legislation that would require adults who apply for welfare assistance to be drug tested. Scott lead with,"It is unfair for Florida taxpayers to subsidize drug addiction." The Governor hammered his point home by stating, "It's the right thing for citizens of this state that need public assistance and we don't want to waste tax dollars and we want to give people an incentive to not use drugs."

The Law will be in place on July 1, 2011. The legislation will require the Florida Department of Children and Family Services to drug test adults applying to the federal Temporary Assistance for Needy Families program. The adult who applies for assistance will be responsible for the cost but would recoup in their assistance if they qualify. Those who fail the required drug testing may designate another individual to receive the benefits on behalf of their children.

Banning of Hallucinogenic Designer Drug "Bath Salts"
Governor Scott also signed a measure outlawing hallucinogenic designer drugs known as "bath salts." Scott said, "The chemical substances found in 'bath salts' constitute a significant threat to health and public safety," Scott's office stated that the "Poison control centers in Florida have reported 61 calls of 'bath salts' abuse, making Florida the state with the second-highest volume of calls." The governors office offered that "The drugs are readily available at convenience stores, discount tobacco outlets, gas stations, pawnshops, tattoo parlors, and truck stops, among other locations."

Mobile Medical Corporation, a Pittsburgh Drug Testing Firm recently posted a blog about the banning of designer bath salts in New Jersey.  The blog can be read here.

Tuesday, May 24, 2011

Dangers of Online Drug Sales - Not All It's Cracked Up To Be!

The International Business Times recently published a study by Dr. Mark Baron of the University of Lincoln, UK, who purchased drugs from several online dealer sites.  Baron found that more than often that the legal drugs he was looking for and purchased did not contain the proper prescribed medication and included banned substances, fillers and other dangerous additives. Baron said, "Buyers should be aware of the medicinal products they buy online. There are variations to what websites retail online as they sometimes tend to keep the names same but may change the content of the tablets."

Pittsburgh based Mobile Medical Corporation (MMC) is a certified Woman Business Enterprise that provides solution based substance abuse testing and on-site first-aid and medical services for the construction industry.  MMC's corporate headquarters is in Pittsburgh, PA with regional offices in Cleveland, OH; Baltimore, MD; Astoria, NY; Paramus, NJ and Sacramento, CA.

Wednesday, May 18, 2011

Mobile Medical Corporation's Marianne Karg and “The Changing Face of Drug Testing” at the 2011 TAUC Leadership Conference

TAUC Leadership Conference—May 10-13, 2011
Greenbrier Resort, White Sulpher Springs, West Virginia

MMC’s Vice President, Marianne Karg presented “The Changing Face of Drug Testing” at the TAUC Leadership Conference in which she discussed how over the last five decades drug testing has evolved and changed due to testing methodologies, laws and legislature as well as the changes in drug use. Marianne explained how all of these factors effect implementing successful drug testing policies in the construction industry today.

To request a speaking engagement or further information on the presentation please contact MMC!

Pittsburgh based Mobile Medical Corporation (MMC) is a certified Woman Business Enterprise that provides solution based substance abuse testing and on-site first-aid and medical services for the construction industry. Our service features administering multi-employer projects for facility owners, contractors, and Owner Controlled Insurance programs (OCIP and CCIP) nationwide. MMC has set the standard when it comes to On-Site Medical Facilities management. MMC’s on-site medical stations allow our clients to maximize both health and safety standards on their job sites, while substantially reducing compensation costs and employee’s time away from work. MMC plays an integral role in construction projects and has proven to be invaluable to our client’s Health and Safety Risk Management teams. MMC's corporate headquarters is in Pittsburgh, PA with regional offices in Cleveland, OH; Baltimore, MD; Astoria, NY; Paramus, NJ and Sacramento, CA.

Florida Firefighters Random Drug Tested as Painkillers Go Missing

Some Ocala, Florida firefighters underwent random drug testing recently after morphine and phentenol were missing from paramedic drug kits on two of their firetrucks.  Local firefighters union president and representative Robert Altman said that the fire chief ordered everyone on both of those trucks that day get drug tested.

Pittsburgh based Mobile Medical Corporation (MMC) is a certified Woman Business Enterprise that provides solution based substance abuse testing and on-site first-aid and medical services for the construction industry. Our service features administering multi-employer projects for facility owners, contractors, and Owner Controlled Insurance programs (OCIP and CCIP) nationwide. MMC has set the standard when it comes to On-Site Medical Facilities management. MMC’s on-site medical stations allow our clients to maximize both health and safety standards on their job sites, while substantially reducing compensation costs and employee’s time away from work. MMC plays an integral role in construction projects and has proven to be invaluable to our client’s Health and Safety Risk Management teams. MMC's corporate headquarters is in Pittsburgh, PA with regional offices in Cleveland, OH; Baltimore, MD; Astoria, NY; Paramus, NJ and Sacramento, CA.

Monday, May 16, 2011

Nuke Plant Operator Suspended For Failing Drug Test

A southeastern Michigan nuclear power plant operator recently failed his random drug test and was suspended for at least 14 days under federal rules for nuclear plants. Federal rules require nuclear plant workers to be tested randomly for drugs and alcohol. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) spokeswoman Viktoria Mitlyng hinted that the owner - DTE Energy will decide whether to fire the employee or refer him to a program for substance abuse treatment and evaluation.  A reactor employee who fails a drug test twice will have access to any nuclear plant revoked for at least five years.

Substance Abuse Testing Protects Lives!

Wednesday, May 11, 2011

Mobile Medical Corporation Proud to Co-Sponsor Healthiest Employers of Western Pennsylvania Awards






June 16, 2011

11:30 a.m. - 1:30 p.m.
Sheraton Station Square
300 W Station Square Drive
Pittsburgh, PA 15219

Register now

Join the Pittsburgh Business Times, UPMC Health Plan,  Mobile Medical Corporation and the YMCA of Greater Pittsburgh as we honor companies with the best employee health and wellness programs in our region. Winners of the 2011 Healthiest Employers in Western Pennsylvania were selected as a result of a survey of their corporate efforts to increase the wellness of their employees.

All of the companies listed below are winners of this year's program. We'll be offering special honors to the five companies that led category groups based on company size.

The winners of the 2011 Healthiest Employers in Western Pennsylvania are:

Appleton


Celtic Healthcare


Chatham University


dck worldwide, LLC


DuBois Regional Medical Center


Excela Health


Fox Rothschild LLP


Highmark Inc.


Kennametal Inc


MARC USA


MED3OOO, Inc


NexTier Bank


Penn United Technologies, Inc.


Redstone Highlands


Saint Francis University


Seubert & Associates, Inc.


The Tomayko Group LLC


VisitPittsburgh

Congratulations to all of the winners!

Tuesday, May 3, 2011

Chemicals used to make designer drug bath salts banned in New Jersey


Six chemicals used to make "bath salts," a designer drug linked to scattered reports of violence and at least one murder in New Jersey, have been added to the state’s list of banned substances.

Monday, April 18, 2011

Connecticut Criminal Not a Whizz at Cheating on Drug Test

Lewis Mazzochi who was convicted of drug and burglary charges recently extended his stay in the "Big House" to 10 years by attempting to cheat on his drug test. Mazzochi used a "Whizzanator" type device to provide an alternative urine sample on his drug test. He was caught by a probation officer who had been observing through a bathroom ceiling mirror.

Mobile Medical Corporation (MMC), a Pittsburgh Drug Testing firm continually monitors the news outlets for incidents of drug test cheating in order to provide further information on the topic. Mobile Medical Corporation (MMC) can help you with all of your substance abuse testing needs and our technicians and collectors are trained to spot cheaters! MMC works closely with all clients to establish affordable and focused drug testing protocols that comply with both the Department of Transportation (DOT) and Non-Federal testing programs.

Here are other drug test cheating stories published on MMC's Drug Free Blog...

U.S. Airways Express Pilot Doubled As Drug Testing Cheat Entrepreneur

Pittsburgh Court Sentences Maker of "Whizzinator" Drug Testing Cheat Device

If You Are Going to Cheat On Your Drug Test... Be Prepared to Face The Consequences!

Synthetic Human Urine Employed To Pass Drug Tests

Illinois Man Caught Cheating on Urine Drug Test

Wednesday, April 6, 2011

Rolling With Mobile Medical Corporation's Mobile Drug Testing Unit


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FOR INFORMATION ON MMC'S MOBILE DRUG TESTING UNIT
CALL 888-662-8358!

MMC President & CEO - Cynthia Latsko to Interview for Ernst & Young's Entrepreneur Of The Year Awards!

On April 7 at 9:30 a.m. Ernst & Young will be on-site at MMC Pittsburgh to interview MMC President and CEO, Cindy Latsko for their Entrepreneur Of The Year awards!   Congratulations and Good Luck Cindy!

The Ernst & Young Entrepreneur Of The Year (EOY) program is the world's most prestigious business award for entrepreneurs. Founded in 1986, this year-long program is the only global business recognition program held on 6 continents, in more than 50 countries and in over 135 cities. Entrepreneur Of The Year honors entrepreneurs whose vision, courage and achievements have sustained successful, growing business ventures.

There are 26 regional programs within the United States. Each program has 5-8 categories with one award recipient per category. Each of those regional winners is automatically entered into the National EOY Program and inducted into the EOY Hall of Fame. The National awards banquet takes place November 9-13, 2011 in Palm Springs, CA. One overall winner is then selected to compete in the World competition which takes place in Monte Carlo in May 2012.

Visit Mobile Medical Corporation at MASHA - The Mid-Atlantic Safety and Health Alliance Conference

Come visit Mobile Medical Corporation (MMC) at MASHA - Western Pennsylvania's Premier Occupational Safety and Health Conference.

Mid-Atlantic Safety and Health Alliance (MASHA) Conference
Thursday - April 28, 2011
Regional Learning Alliance Center
850 Cranberry Woods Drive
Cranberry Twp., PA 16066

7:15 AM - 3:30 PM
Phone: 412 260-5240


Pittsburgh based Mobile Medical Corporation (MMC) is a certified Woman Business Enterprise that provides solution based substance abuse testing and on-site first-aid and medical services for the construction industry. Our service features administering multi-employer projects for facility owners, contractors, and Owner Controlled Insurance programs (OCIP and CCIP) nationwide. MMC has set the standard when it comes to On-Site Medical Facilities management. MMC’s on-site medical stations allow our clients to maximize both health and safety standards on their job sites, while substantially reducing compensation costs and employee’s time away from work. MMC plays an integral role in construction projects and has proven to be invaluable to our client’s Health and Safety Risk Management teams. MMC's corporate headquarters is in Pittsburgh, PA with regional offices in Cleveland, OH; Baltimore, MD; Astoria, NY; Paramus, NJ and Sacramento, CA.

Wednesday, March 30, 2011

Fairytale Drug Operation Supplied Cape May, New Jersey Prison

The Cape May County Correctional Center recently broken up a "fairytale" drug trafficking operation that used children’s coloring books featuring Cinderella and Snow White to smuggle drugs into jail. The operation used a dissolved solution of narcotics which was made into a paste and then painted onto the coloring book pages and mailed to the inmates. The coloring pages, seemed like an innocent correspondent and were even addressed "to Daddy" and signed "from Emma Lee." The authorities were tipped off on the operation and shut it down.

The main drug in the paste was Suboxone. Suboxone is used to treat opioid addiction and contains a combination of buprenorphine and naloxone. Buprenorphine is an opioid medication. Buprenorphine is similar to other opioids such as morphine, codeine, and heroin. Naloxone blocks the effects of opioids such as morphine, codeine, and heroin.

Pittsburgh Drug Testing firm Mobile Medical Corporation (MMC) is an industry leader in providing customized drug and alcohol testing and credential tracking solutions. Contact MMC today and ask about Instant Drug and Saliva Alcohol Testing!

Tuesday, March 22, 2011

Man Shows Up to DUI Hearing With Open Can of Busch Beer

Keith Gruber of Swan Lake, New York was sent directly to jail after he arrived at court over an hour late for a DWI hearing. Now being late probably angered the judge a tad but the open Busch beer that Gruber was holding probably pushed the judge over the top. Gruber was later found coveting 4 more beers in a bag that he was holding. Frank LaBuda, the preciding judge asked Mr. Gruber if he enjoyed his "liquid lunch?" Gruber replied that he did and he was sorry.
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 drug testing firm 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 about Instant Drug and Saliva Alcohol Testing!

Thursday, March 17, 2011

MMC Rolling into Las Vegas for AGC’s 92nd Annual Convention!


MMC will be traveling to Las Vegas for the Associated General Contractors of America (AGC) 92nd Annual Convention.  The convention will provide general and specialty contractors with the opportunity to gain the knowledge and expertise needed to survive and thrive in the coming year. From the latest impact of state and federal regulations on the construction industry, to best practices for BIM and contract negotiations, to practical advice on labor management and green building, AGC’s Annual Convention delivers the working knowledge contractors need to improve operations, expand into new markets and build their business.

Mobile Medical Corporation (MMC) is a certified Woman Business Enterprise that provides solution based substance abuse testing and on-site first-aid and medical services for the construction industry. Our service features administering multi-employer projects for facility owners, contractors, and Owner Controlled Insurance programs (OCIP and CCIP) nationwide. MMC has set the standard when it comes to On-Site Medical Facilities management. MMC’s on-site medical stations allow our clients to maximize both health and safety standards on their job sites, while substantially reducing compensation costs and employee’s time away from work. MMC plays an integral role in construction projects and has proven to be invaluable to our client’s Health and Safety Risk Management teams. MMC's corporate headquarters is in Pittsburgh, PA with regional offices in Cleveland, OH; Baltimore, MD; Astoria, NY; Paramus, NJ and Sacramento, CA.

Thursday, March 10, 2011

Synthetic Marijuana Popular Among Nation's Youth

In December MMC blogged about the rise of synthetic marijuana known as "K-2" or "Spice" among the nation's youth. The synthetic marijuana is a mixture of common herbs sprayed with synthetic chemicals that mirror the high of marijuana.  Smoking the synthetic marijuana does not result in a positive drug test.  A recent report out of Iowa sheds more light on the dangers of "K2" and how little the public still knows about the substance. 18 year old David Rozga had apparently been smoking the synthetic marijuana prior to his own suicide. David's father believes that K2 led to his son’s death. Indianola police chief, Steve Bonnett, had commented on the incident by saying, "David had a severe panic attack after smoking K2, which resulted in his death.”

The synthetic product is sold as incense in head shops, tobacco stores, gas stations, malls and convenient stores. So far, twelve states have banned the sale of Synthetic Marijuana - (Kansas, Georgia, Alabama, Tennessee, Missouri, Louisiana, Mississippi, Arkansas, Oregon, Illinois, Michigan, and Kentucky). The American Association of Poison Control Centers reported that within the past year there have been over 500 cases of negative reactions to the still legal yet dangerous drug.

Jay Schauben, Director of the Florida Poison Control Center says, "It’s a danger to anybody who thinks this is a legal way to get high without being caught.” Schauben added, “The possible side effects include significant hallucination, cardiac effects, seizures, rapid heart rate, hypertension, severe agitation, passing out, and panic attacks.”

On the national level the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) recently designated certain chemicals that are present within Synthetic Marijuana to the same drug category that heroin and LSD are part of and further emphasizes the need to be able to test blood and urine for Synthetic Marijuana use.

Pittsburgh based Mobile Medical Corporation (MMC) with offices nationwide, 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.

Thursday, March 3, 2011

Mobile Medical Corporation (MMC) 2011 Tradeshow & Conference News

MMC will be attending the Associated General Contractors of America (AGC) Annual Convention in Las Vegas, NV from March 21-25, 2011. MMC will be exhibiting at the 2011 IBEW Construction and Maintenance Conference (3/30 - 4/1) and Building and Construction Trades Department (BCTD) National Legislative Conference (4/2 - 4/5) shows in Washington, D.C. and will also be active during that week at the Oklahoma NECA National Employee Benefits Day on April 4th. In the month of May, MMC will be at the Greenbrier Resort to attend and provide sponsorship for The Association of Union Constructors (TAUC) Leadership Conference (5/10 - 5/13) in White Sulphur Springs, West Virginia. We look forward to seeing everyone at this stellar line up of tradeshows and conferences!

Monday, February 21, 2011

Secretary of State Clinton says Drug Legalization Likely Not to Happen Because "There’s ‘too much money in it."

US Secretary of State, Hillary Clinton believes that the United States would have a hard time legalizing drugs as a means of fighting the black market because "there is just too much money in it." In an interview with Mexican television regarding drug legalization Clinton responded, "You can legalize small amounts for possession, but those who are making so much money selling, they have to be stopped. They can’t be given an even easier road to take, because they will then find it in their interest to addict even more young people." Advocates of legalization have roared back and responded by saying, "Clinton's response illustrates not only the intellectual bankruptcy of the prohibitionist position but the economic ignorance of a woman who would be president." At the Drug War Chronicle, Scott Morgan called Clinton's argument "perfectly incoherent" and argued it flew in the face of economic theory.

Earlier in the year MMC posted a blog titled "California Looks To Marijuana For Bail Out" in which California contemplated legislation to tax and regulate marijuana like it does alcohol to boost tax revenue.  The bill would have allowed adults to legally possess, grow and sell marijuana. Officials that are for the tax and legalization of marijuana, believe that it would generate nearly $1.4 billion in revenue. The California State Board of Equalization reported that marijuana retail sales would bring an estimated $990 million from a $50-per-ounce fee and $392 million in sales taxes.

The interview with Secretary of State, Hillary Clinton focused mainly on Mexico's drug war, which has cost over 30,000 lives. Former Mexican President Vicente Fox has come out in favor of legalizing drugs as a way of taking the steam out of organized crime. Mexican President Calderon has approved legislation decriminalizing possession of small amounts of most recreational drugs, and has called for a debate on new approaches to dealing with drugs.

The Drug War and Debate Continue...

Friday, February 18, 2011

MMC Attending The North American Iron Workers - IMPACT Labor-Management Conference

Mobile Medical Corporation (MMC) will be attending the North American Iron Workers / IMPACT Labor-Management Conference - February 20, 2011 to February 24, 2011 in Lake Buena Vista, Florida. The event is being held at the Buena Vista Palace Hotel. We hope to see all of you there!

Mobile Medical Corporation (MMC) is a certified Woman Business Enterprise founded and incorporated in 1990, by Cynthia J. Latsko.  MMC provides solution based on-site medical services and risk management programs for the construction industry.