Saturday, September 29, 2012

Indiana Driver with Blood Alcohol Concentration of .52% Causes Massive Collision

According to police in Ft. Wayne, Indiana a driver with a Blood Alcohol Concentration (BAC) of .52% was the cause of a 4 car collision which injured several people. Sgt. Mark Brooks of the Fort Wayne Police Department said, "That's one of the higher numbers I have seen over my time at the police department."  Of course brooks was talking about the percentage of alcohol in the driver's system.

Click here for multi-media coverage of the accident.|
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 programs 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

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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.

Contact MMC today and ask about Instant Saliva Alcohol Testing! 1-888-662-8358.


Monday, September 24, 2012

Federal Court Rules In Favor of Walmart in Medical Marijuana Case

A federal court ruled that Walmart could terminate employment of those who test positive for medical marijuana.  Recently Walmart exercised an option to fire an employee who injured himself on the job and was ordered for mandatory drug testing.  The employee, Joseph Casias, was terminated for testing positive for marijuana.  Casias's oncologist suggested that he use medical marijuana to ease the pain from his ongoing medical disease.

Mobile Medical Corporation, a Pittsburgh drug testing firm closely monitors all headlines and laws relating to medical marijuana and employment testing.  Click here for Mobile Medical Corporation's substance abuse testing medical marijuana archives.  Currently 17 states and the District of Columbia allow medicinal marijuana:

Alaska
Arizona
California
Colorado
Connecticut
DC
Delaware
Hawaii
Maine
Michigan
Montana
Nevada
New Jersey
New Mexico
Oregon
Rhode Island
Vermont
Washington


Pittsburgh drug testing firm Mobile Medical Corporation (MMC) can help you with all of your substance abuse testing and on-site industrial medical services. 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.



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Saturday, September 22, 2012

Construction Executives Choose Romney over Obama in ENR Presidential Poll


Obama or Romney?  
ENR:  "Which candidate is better
for the construction industry?
With the the 2012 Presidential Election only a few months away Engineering News-Record Magazine unveiled an election poll asking "Which candidate would be better for the construction industry?"

ENR questioned 378 construction executives and here are the results:
  • 71.2% said Romney was the better choice
  • 14.8% said Obama was the better choice
  • 14.0% declined to answer.
Reasoning surrounding the choices include:
  • Claims that Obama is anti-business
  • Others questioned Romney's leadership ability
An unnamed ENR presidential survey participant explained, "The public sector will see more work under Obama, and the private sector will see more work under Romney."

To read more about the ENR poll - click here!

Mobile Medical Corporation (MMC), a Pittsburgh based drug testing and on-site industrial medical services provider to the construction industry says stay tuned!

Thursday, September 20, 2012

Prescription Painkillers Overwhelming Oklahoma


According to the San Francisco Chronicle, the State of Oklahoma needs an intervention fast!  The Oklahoma Bureau of Narcotics Director Darrell Weaver said, "The state ranks the highest in the nation for nonmedical use of painkillers, and is among the top states for drug overdose death rates and amount of prescription painkillers sold per 10,000 people."  The number of drug-related deaths in Oklahoma climbed from 344 in 2001 to a decade later.  Officials say 80 percent of those deaths are from prescription drugs.

A prescription painkiller that is at the forefront of the prescription drug war is OxyContin.   OxyContin is a narcotic drug that was approved by FDA for the treatment of moderate to severe pain. OxyContin contains Oxycodone HCl, an opioid agonist with an addiction potential similar to that of morphine. The pharmacological effects of OxyContin, a brand name formulation of the Schedule II narcotic Oxycodone, make it attractive to abusers as it offers reliable strength and dosage levels and may, in some instances, be covered by the abuser's health insurance. Abusers have discovered that the controlled release formula of OxyContin can be easily compromised allowing inhalation or injection for a powerful, morphine-like high.

Contact Pittsburgh Drug testing firm - Mobile MedicalCorporation (MMC) - today for more information about OxyContin drug testing and other workplace substance abuse testing services.

Tuesday, September 18, 2012

Mobile Medical Corporation (MMC) Providing On-Site Medical Services for the University Medical Center Project in New Orleans



Pittsburgh, PA - Mobile Medical Corporation (MMC) is currently providing on-site indistrial medical services for Willis at the new University Medical Center project in New Orleans, Louisina.  Other major players on the construction project include SKANSKA, MAPP Construction, LLC, Jacobs and NICI.  MMC will be responsible for providing first responder medical treatment, biological monitoring and other administrative functions throughout the enire construction project.  MMC's Operations Manager, Gregg Latsko stated that, "He is excited and energized to provide Mobile Medical Corporation's brand of top-shelf industrial medical services to such an important project on both a local and regional scale."

About Mobile Medical Corporation:
Mobile Medical Corporation (MMC) is a certified Woman Business Enterprise founded and incorporated in 1990, by Cynthia J. Latsko. MMC 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.