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.

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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.

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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.
Toll Free: 888-662-8358