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Posted from information received from NDASA mailer A Day In The Life of A Urine Sample   Presented By: Dr. David Kuntz David Kuntz, PhD, is the Executive Director for Analytical Toxicology at Clinical Reference Laboratory in Lenexa, Kansas. Dr. Kuntz is a Co-Responsible Person for the SAMHSA laboratory and the College of American Pathologists (CAP) forensic drug testing Scientific Director. He holds a laboratory director license in a number of states and is an inspector for SAMHSA and CAP forensic programs. Dr. Kuntz is a Board-Certified Toxicologist and is a national expert in urine adulteration and drug detection.  Dr. Kuntz has worked in workplace drug testing for the past 32 years and has testified extensively regarding drug…

Information reposted from: https://www.transportation.gov/odapc/MISreporting Overview Employers subject to DOT or USCG drug and alcohol testing regulations must submit their annual drug and alcohol testing data as required by their respective DOT Agency or the USCG. The annual drug and alcohol testing data being submitted for a specific calendar year is to be submitted by March 15th of the following calendar year. Information on How to Access MIS via Login.Gov   When submitting their drug and alcohol testing data, employers are to use the following Drug and Alcohol Testing MIS Data Collection Form and instructions. MIS Data Collection Form MIS Instruction Sheet FAA, FMCSA, FRA, FTA, and USCG now permit (and prefer) employers to submit the required drug and alcohol testing data…

  Save the date for the 17th Annual FTA Drug and Alcohol Program National Conference on April 2-4, 2024 in Atlanta, GA at the Hilton Atlanta, 255 Courtland Street NE. The three-day conference is for Drug and Alcohol Program Managers and other transit officials. The workshop will offer sessions to foster a better understanding of the FTA Prevention of Alcohol Misuse and Prohibited Drug Use in Transit Operations (49 CFR Part 655) and U.S. Department of Transportation Procedures for Transportation Workplace Drug and Alcohol Testing Programs (49 CFR Part 40). This conference is free of charge and registration for the conference will open in January 2024. More information to come!   Links: FTA Drug & Alcohol Program  

Every April and October! The National Prescription Drug Take Back Day aims to provide a safe, convenient, and responsible means of disposing of prescription drugs, while also educating the general public about the potential for abuse of medications. Partnership Toolbox Download posters, handouts and other materials to promote National Prescription Drug Take Back Day. Law Enforcement Agencies Only: For law enforcement agencies that wish to host a collection site, please call the POC in your area. Search for Year Round Pharmaceutical Disposal Locations  Use this link for locations after the Take Back Days are over Home Disposal Methods – Great Tips!  DEA Registrant Drug Disposal & Drug Disposal Rulemaking National Prescription Take Back Day Results 2016-present News Releases

   Thanksgiving Weekend Travel November 22-26, 2023 During this Thanksgiving weekend, millions will hit our nation’s roads, eager to spend time with family and friends. It’s one of the busiest travel times of the year. Unfortunately, more people on the roadways means the potential for more vehicle crashes. 361 passenger vehicle occupants were killed in vehicle crashes across the nation during the Thanksgiving weekend of 2021. Nighttime is deadlier than daytime in terms of seat belt use. Over the 2021 Thanksgiving weekend, 52% of passenger vehicle occupants killed in crashes at night were unbuckled, compared to 46% during the day. Help us spread the word: Click here to get your campaign materials. On behalf of the NHTSA team,…

 ________________________________________ Microlearning for Aviation Medical Examiners For this edition of the AME Minute, Dr. Warren Silberman, DO, MPH emphasizes that kava and kratom are unacceptable for aviation medical certification and explains the risks. (Running time: 01:43) ________________________________________ The AME Minute is presented by FAA Aviation Safety’s Aerospace Medical Education Division of the Civil Aerospace Medical Institute, in association with FAA Media Solutions. To provide feedback, please email ame-distance-training@faa.gov