The Department of Transportation (DOT) mandates that transportation companies test their workers for drug use on a regular basis. This is done by testing urine samples. Over the years a range of evasive tactics have been developed by employees who don’t want to be tested and by companies that don’t want to spend the money […]
Alertness Testing by BLT
A quick test for alertness? We have that. Let us know what you need for your worksite or group.
This article which I submitted to the Oregonian was not published. However it outlines some of the current issues facing legislators on the issue of worker testing. Clearly my article is promoting BLT technology, it’s an Op/Ed piece after all. The proposed new law was shelved. An Oregonian editorial, “Don’t Make a Bad Marijuana Law […]
The sleep deprivation trial is complete. Aside from a couple of server problems it went exceedingly well. The trial was conducted at Anneke Heitmann’s excellent lab at her Awake! Institute. During this trial subjects were kept awake for two nights (they were allowed a two hour nap on the second day.) Subjects were wired for […]
It is not my intent to have this blog focus exclusively on individual accidents. However this one in Union County, Florida was one many people followed to try to understand the cause. Here is an extract of a newspaper article from the Gainsville Sun that explains: “Under rules that take effect in October , a […]
Driver fatigue is estimated to be the cause of 100,000 highway crashes and 1,500 deaths each year. We would suggest the number attributed to fatigue could be much higher if driver fatigue were to be counted as a contributing condition. Nevertheless the numbers are daunting. FATALITIES AND INJURIES Overall: The U.S. Department of Transportation’s Fatal […]