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DATIA LEADERSHIP Neil Fortner, Chairman Avee Laboratories


Phil Dubois, Chairman-Elect DrugScan, Inc.


Andrew Powell, Treasurer Nursing Corps, Inc.


Sherri Vogler, Secretary Houston Medical Testing Services


Jim Bentley Chromosomal Laboratories, Inc.


Daniel DiThomas i3screen


Melissa DiThomas LexisNexis


Brian Drew Nationwide Medical Review


Kirk Hardy The International Drug Detection Agency Ltd.


Barry Knott Lifeloc Technologies


Shannon Lalley FTS International


Patricio Labatut Global Partners Ltda.


Robert McCormick Quest Diagnostics


Jo McGuire Conspire!


Lisa Morrison-Bowles Compliance Resources Plus, LLC


Lisa Ruehle Interactive Medical Connections, Inc.


Scott Taillie Alere Toxicology


Elaine Taule NMS Management Services, Inc.


ADVERTISING To advertise in Focus, call 202.337.1893.


DESIGN & PRODUCTION Blue House Design


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Disclaimer: All Rights Reserved. Reproduction of this publication in any form without prior written permission is forbidden. The information contained herein has been obtained from sources believed to be reliable. The Drug & Alcohol Testing Industry Association (DATIA) disclaims all warranties as to the accuracy, completeness or adequacy of such information. DATIA shall have no liability for errors, omissions or inadequacies in the information contained herein or for interpretations thereof. The views and opinions expressed herein are those of the author and in no way represent the views or opinions of DATIA. The reader assumes sole responsibility for the selection of these materials to achieve its intended results. The opinions expressed herein are subject to change without notice.


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8 Fit for Construction Duty By Wayne J. Creasap II, The Association of Union Constructors (TAUC)


features


20 Drug Abuse Prevention Program in Work Environments in Colombia By Beatriz Torres Cerón, ELAD S.A


32 DATIA Conference Highlights


34 The Dynamics of In-House Drug Testing By Stacy Stegeman, AAQ Drug Screening


44 Creating and Keeping Customers By John E. Duffy, Foremost Forensics Drug & Alcohol Testing, LLC


departments


4 Letter from the Chairman


6 Letter from the Executive Director


14 Best Practices 18 Business Sense


26 Washington Report 28 Spotlight On 30 Getting to Know


42 Focus on Alcohol Testing


50 Ask Alice 54 Name that Drug 58 DATIA in Motion 62 New Member List


contents summer 2013 • Vol. 6 Issue 3


index of advertisers 5


Alere Toxicology 800.340.4029 / www.aleretoxicology.com


51 47 IFC 31 27 25


American Substance Abuse Professionals 888. 792.2727 / www.go2asap.com


BB&T Insurance Services 800.356.9804 / www.bbt.com


Clinical Reference Laboratory 800.452.5677 / www.crlcorp.com


Compliance Information Systems 800.647.9070 / www.everitest.net


Draeger Medical, Inc. 866.385.5900 / www.draeger.us


Immunalysis Corporation 888.664.8378 / www.immunalysis.com


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Lifeloc Technologies, Inc. 800.722.4872 / www.lifeloc.com


OraSure Technologies 800.672.7873 / www.orasure.com


55, BC Quest Diagnostics 877.241.0150 / www.questdiagnostics.com


IBC 49 24 Randox


+44 (0) 28 9442 2413 / www.randox.com SCITECK


800.905.4272 / www.sciteck.org


United States Drug Testing Laboratories 847.375.0770 / www.usdtl.com


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