LTC to Offer New Educational Seminar on Substance Abuse and Job Safety

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

3/5/2014

CLEVELAND, WI – 

Lakeshore Technical College (LTC) is providing an opportunity for employers to learn how to save costs on lost productivity, employee injuries, and worker compensation claims by recognizing the signs, symptoms, and paraphernalia associated with drug use in the workplace with a seminar entitled “Substance Abuse and Its Effects on Job Safety”.  The seminar will take place on Wednesday, April 9, from 8:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m. at the Cleveland campus in the Wells Fargo Conference Room. 

Drug use is non-discriminatory and anyone can be affected by its use. The costs to business in workplace productivity, employee injuries and work comp claims are estimated to be in the billions each year. Many employers believe that drug testing provides all of the necessary results for disciplinary procedures and protects them from civil liabilities; however this is not the case as many substances are not or cannot be tested for accurately.

This seminar will help employers to recognize the signs and symptoms associated with drug use in their employees and to recognize the paraphernalia associated with drug use. This seminar is designed to give a basic understanding of substance abuse, and the knowledge to recognize it in the workplace.

The presentation will be given by Joe Keil.  Keil is a 24-year veteran of law enforcement and has received extensive training through the Drug Evaluation and Classification Program sponsored by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration certifying him as a Drug Recognition Expert, and in 1996 was certified as a Drug Recognition Expert Instructor. Keil currently holds certification as an Instructor in Standardized Field Sobriety Testing, Drug Recognition Expert, Drug Interdiction, Vehicle Contacts, Cultural Diversity and Ethics, and The Complete Traffic Stop and Drug Impairment Training for Education Professionals and Nark Drug Testing.

Keil currently instructs various drug courses for the Multijurisdictional Counter Drug Task Force for St. Petersburg College, and has been a keynote speaker at numerous conferences across the country. He has flown with the United States Border Patrol, Tucson sector, attempting to locate illegal aliens and drug smugglers. 

Keil has written numerous newspaper and magazine articles on drug-related issues including trends, physiology of the human body and substance abuse, K9s and their usage during traffic stops. Keil is a published author of the book, When Just Say No Doesn’t Work, a comprehensive guide to recognizing substance abuse.

The cost of the seminar is $95.  To register by phone with credit card, call 1.888.GO TO LTC (1.888.468.6582) Ext. 1366. For questions or detailed information, visit http://www.gotoltc.edu/seminars or call Ruth at 920.693.1167, or e-mail at ruth.semph@gotoltc.edu.

About Lakeshore Technical College

Each year more than 11,000 people enroll in courses at Lakeshore Technical College. They rely on LTC for job preparation, to earn a degree, upgrade a specialized skill, train as an apprentice, or seek a high school equivalency. LTC faculty and staff meet students where they are in life and help them get one step closer to achieving their goals.

Close to 1,000 students graduate from LTC each year, and LTC’s associate degree graduates earn an average starting salary of $45,000 per year. In addition to the Cleveland campus, LTC serves students in Manitowoc and Sheboygan, and offers classes at four sites throughout the district. Visit LTC at gotoltc.edu.

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