Clearing The Haze is the perfect podcast for today's business owner or Leader wanting answers in addressing hot button workplace safety topics such as drug abuse, drug, and alcohol testing, workplace policies/procedures, or drug impairment/ recognition training, helping address compliance, current laws and policies involving so many different professions and industries. Drawing on Chuck’s 25 yrs + of hands-on expertise and experience as a Law Enforcement Drug Recognition Expert, business owner and along with expert industry leaders giving you the confidence to protect your business and dreams!
Drug and Alcohol Polices in a Changing Marijuana World! _84
Medical and Recreational Marijuana has changed the landscape for employers, a lot of the guesswork can be eliminated by implementing sound Drug and Alcohol policies.
The key to the effectiveness of this is in supervisors, managers, and owners knowing and understanding these policies to effectively relay this to their teams to ensure a safe and productive workplace
In today's episode, we dive deep into how a Drug and Alcohol Policy can be an effective tool in maintaining safety in the workplace!
Buzzkill Labs-Workplace Marijuana Testing Advances _083
Welcome to Clearing the Haze, On this week's podcast, we uncover groundbreaking advancements in drug testing and workplace safety. In today's episode, we have the privilege of interviewing the brilliant minds behind Buzzkill Labs, a company revolutionizing how we approach drug detection and quantitation.
Buzzkill Labs is at the forefront of developing next-generation technology, merging patented noninvasive sample collection methodology with scientifically validated laboratory techniques. Their innovative products address pressing needs in various sectors, including workplace safety, law enforcement's battle against impaired driving, and fast, accurate testing in medical and drug treatment centers.
If you're an employer or work with clients grappling with the decision to test for marijuana in the workplace, this episode is an absolute must-listen. Join us as we delve into an enlightening conversation with Buzzkill's CEO, Jeff Heimburger, and CTO, Dr. George Farquar. They will unveil the game-changing technology they've created and discuss how it's poised to make a monumental impact on the landscape of workplace drug testing.
To learn more about Buzzkill Labs and their groundbreaking solutions, visit buzzkilllabs.com.
For inquiries, reach out to firstname.lastname@example.org.
You can also connect directly with
Jeff Heimburger at email@example.com and
Dr. George Farquar at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Jeff brings over two decades of experience leading organizations within industry giants like Abbott, Roche, Agilent, and Focus Diagnostics, to name a few. His expertise extends to startups acquired by Thermo Fisher and Danaher, where he spearheaded commercial teams in the forensic and diagnostic markets. With an educational background in mechanical engineering and biology from Purdue University, Jeff has successfully launched numerous products worldwide for both global molecular diagnostics leaders and groundbreaking innovators.
Dr. George Farquar, Buzzkill's esteemed CTO, is no stranger to entrepreneurial success. His visionary ideas have resulted in the founding of three companies, and in 2013, he earned an R&D 100 award for a biothreat detection technology still utilized worldwide today. George holds a PhD in Physical Chemistry from LSU and has led research teams at prestigious institutions such as Oakridge and Lawrence Livermore National Laboratories.
Get ready to explore a future where drug testing and workplace safety take a giant leap forward. Let's dive into this enlightening conversation with Buzzkill Labs!
Influence vs Impairment: What's The Diffrence? _083
In this episode of Clearing The Haze, we delve into the intriguing topic of influence versus impairment and explore the crucial distinctions between the two. The purpose of this episode is to provide valuable clarity on understanding the differences between being under the influence and experiencing impairment. Whether you're a concerned individual, a supervisor, or simply curious about human behavior, this episode will equip you with the essential knowledge to navigate these distinct realms effectively. Join us as we explore between influence and impairment and uncover how they can affect our workplace!
The Psychedelic Dilemma: Balancing Therapeutic Benefits with Workplace Safety EP_82
Psychedelic drug therapy has been gaining attention for its potential therapeutic benefits, but its use in the workplace can pose significant risks to both employees and employers.
On this week’s episode of Clearing The Haze, Learn about the potential safety hazards, decreased productivity, and risk of job loss associated with psychedelic drug use in the workplace, and discover proactive measures employers can take to mitigate these risks. #PsychedelicTherapy #WorkplaceSafety #DrugUse #EmployeeWellness #MentalHealthAwareness #SubstanceAbusePrevention #Leadership #EmployerResponsibility #OccupationalHealth #WorkplaceProductivity
But They Sell It At The Cash Register! _081
In this week's episode of Clearing The Haze, we talk about the sale of CBD at the cash registers of numerous truck stops. This becomes a confusing issue for truck drivers thinking it's okay for the to purchase because it's readily available for them to purchase without warning.
What can we do to protect our clients or others who are misunderstanding that they are not able to have this as a safety-sensitive classified employee?
The warning that came out is pretty clear, it may be talking with our clients or having the notice readily visible in our testing sites that can make a difference. Hopefully, we can make an impact in ensuring our clients are aware of this and know what they can and can't have so they avoid having a positive test result from using these products!
What Do You Mean They Have A Fine For That? _080
In this episode of Clearing The Haze, We talk about an FMCSA Rule that some may have forgotten in recent years.
In May of 2012, the Us department of Transportation Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration FMCSA introduced a new rule, No texting while operating a CMV. In that rule, the FMCSA gave an overview and background of the problem, explained precisely what texting was and what the result of this new rule would be.
That result was to put CMV drivers on notice that if they were texting and driving, they would face fines and penalties that could include driver disqualification, and penalties up to $2500 for drivers and $11,000 for employers who allow or require drivers to use handheld communication devices for texting while driving
Drivers with multiple convictions for texting while driving a CMV could result in a driver disqualification by FMCSA and face State law violations for operating or driving a CMV the could cause serious traffic violations resulting in the driver being disqualified for a first offense up to 120 days
See the rule on texting here:
6.3.8 Electronic Devices/Mobile Phones (392.80—392.82):
THIS IS EXACTLY WHAT THE INDUSTRY NEEDS!!!
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