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International Annual Roadcheck Inspection Blitz

The annual 72-hour Roadcheck Inspection Blitz overseen by the Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance’s (CVSA) occurs June 6 through 8 this year and will focus on cargo securement. To learn more visit http://cvsa.org/news-entry/cvsas-2017-international-roadcheck-enforcement-event-take-place-june-6-8-special-emphasis-cargo-securement/

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Click it or Ticket

Indiana’s Click it or Ticket is May 22nd, 2017 to June 4th, 2017. In 2015, nearly half of passenger vehicle occupants who died in crashes were unrestrained. To learn more visit https://www.nhtsa.gov/risky-driving/seat-belts#34966.

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10 Risks to Using Marijuana

According to PreventativePlusWellness’ website, marijuana use has been shrouded in myth for centuries.  In our lifetime, this situation is being worsened by a growing marijuana industry stemming from legalizing recreational and medical pot use. Click here to read the 10 Risks to Using Marijuana...

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Drinking & Food in Stomach

About 20% of alcohol is absorbed into the bloodstream directly through the walls of the stomach and 80 % is absorbed into the bloodstream through the small intestine. It is a myth that food absorbs the alcohol.  Drinking on a full stomach slows the...

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9 Common Myths about Marijuana

Efforts to expand the legalization of recreational marijuana use in the US and abroad is increasing interest in marijuana, and stoking myths about its use. Because these myths paint marijuana in a favorable light, they could influence marijuana consumption among children, adolescents and young...

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Male or Female

In general women reach higher BAC faster than men, due to having less water in their bodies to dilute the alcohol.  Women also have more adipose tissue (fat), which is not easily penetrated by by alcohol.

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Risky Drinking

Almost 4% of adults are alcohol depend (alcoholic).  Another 25% are not dependent, however drink in ways that put themselves and others at risk of harm. Risky drinking causes more than 80,000 deaths each year.

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Alcohol Concentration

Generally, the higher the alcohol concentration of a drink the faster the alcohol will be absorbed into the blood stream.  Once standard drink of hard liquor has the same alcohol content as a regular beer.  Since hard liquor is frequently less diluted (as in...

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What is a “Drug Free Workplace”?

It is an employment setting where all employees adhere to a program of policies and activities designed to provide a safe workplace, discourage alcohol and drug abuse and encourage treatment, recovery and the return to work of those employees with such abuse problems.  The...

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We will be closed Thursday November 24th & Friday November 25th for Thanksgiving. We will resume normal business hours on Monday November 28th, 2016. Thank you and Have a Safe Holiday!

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Alcohol & Altitude

It is commonly thought that higher altitudes will cause intoxication more quickly than at sea level.  Studies for Federal Aviation Administration do not confirm the common belief.  Additionally, for those living at higher altitudes the body compensates for the thinner air by producing more...

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Type of Mix Used

Water and fruit juices mixed with alcohol slow the absorption process, while carbonated beverages will speed it up.  Carbonated drinks speed alcohol through the stomach and intestine into the bloodstream, creating a more rapid rise in BAC.

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10th Annual Drug-Free Work Week

We are proud to announce the 10th annual anniversary observance of DRUG-FREE WORK WEEK, OCTOBER 10 – 15, 2016. This yearly public awareness campaign highlights the importance of a drug-free workplace and encourages workers with alcohol and drug problems to seek help. History of...

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Alcohol Tolerance

Long term drinkers develop a tolerance to alcohol, due to the liver becoming more efficient at metabolizing alcohol.  In people with a high tolerance to alcohol it takes more alcohol to produce the outward signs of intoxication, however BAC is not affected.  Someone with...

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Are You Ready for Brake Safety Week?

During the week of Sept. 11-17, 2016, law enforcement agencies across North America will conduct inspections on large trucks and buses to identify out-of-adjustment brakes, and brake-system and anti-lock braking system (ABS) violations as part of the Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance’s (CVSA) Brake Safety...

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What Employers Need to Know About DOT Testing

Generally, all CDL drivers who operate commercial motor vehicles subject to the CDL requirements on public roads in the U.S. are performing safety-sensitive functions and are subject to DOT drug and alcohol testing (§382.103). This includes all full-time, part-time, intermittent, backup and international drivers....

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How Quickly You Drink…

The faster an individual drinks, the quicker their peak BAC will raise and the more quickly they will become intoxicated.  The liver metabolizes alcohol at a rate of approximately one standard drink per hour (12 oz. beer, 5 oz. wine, or a “shot” of...

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Standard Level 1 Roadside Inspection

According to the American Trucking Association, inspections will cover the 37-step North American Standard Level I Inspection, however an emphasis will be placed on checking tire pressure, making sure no items are lodged between dual tires and that no deep cuts or bulges exist...

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Be Prepared for CVSA Roadcheck 2016

Learn from a DOT Officer—5 things to consider: A tidy cab often means ‘move along’. Make your documents easy for the officer to inspect. Attitude counts! Remember, they have a quota for inspections. If you are chosen, be polite and professional–it will go a...

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Safety Means Corp Savings

A Drug-Free Safety Program begins with safety!  It integrates drug-free efforts into a company’s overall safety process.  The Drug-Free Safety Program includes efforts to deter, detect and take corrective action to address alcohol and other drug use that impact workplace safety.  You should include...

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Workplace Substance Abuse

When the issue of Workplace Substance Abuse is addressed by establishing a comprehensive program, it is a “win-win” situation for both employers & employees, according to the US Department of Labor. A study of the economic impact of substance abuse treatment in Ohio found...

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Supervision on the Job

The level of supervision on the job can affect drink and drugging at the work rates.  A study of evening shift workers, when supervision was reduced, found that employees were more likely to drink at work than highly supervised shifts.

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Opioid Misuse

Opioid misuse is a significant problem in the United States. According to the 2014 National Survey on Drug Use and Health, 914,000 people age 12 or older used heroin in the past year and 4.3 million people currently engage in non-medical use of pain...

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Classroom DOT Drug/Alcohol Program Training

Reasonable Suspicion Training – Supervisors will be trained on how to recognize the signs, symptoms and performance indicators of drug use/abuse and alcohol misuse. This is training mandated by DOT. Designated Employer Representative Training – For those in charge of managing their company’s drug...

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On-line DOT Drug/Alcohol Program Training

Reasonable Suspicion Training – Supervisors will be trained on how to recognize the signs, symptoms and performance indicators of drug use/abuse and alcohol misuse. This is training mandated by DOT. Designated Employer Representative Training – For those in charge of managing their company’s drug...

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The War on Drugs is not working

Despite good intentions, the $290 billion spent by the federal government since 1980 hasn’t made a dent in the drug trade.  Instead, drug dealers respond by being more tenacious and creative – after all, the profits are enormous and the drug supply is endless. ...

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