LTC offers Substance Abuse and Its Effects on Job Safety Seminar

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

12/4/2014

CLEVELAND, WI – 

Lakeshore Technical College is offering the Substance Abuse and Its Effects on Job Safety Seminar, on Thursday, December 18 from 8am - 12noon at Lakeshore Technical College in the Cleveland Training Room.

This seminar is designed to give a basic understanding of substance abuse, and the knowledge to recognize it in the workplace. 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.

The key for employers is to be able to recognize the sign and symptoms associated with drug use in their employees and to recognize the paraphernalia associated with drug use.

Instructor Joe Keil is a 24-year veteran of law enforcement. Keil became a K-9 handler in 1997. He and his K-9 partner Gus, made thousands of drug arrests resulting in the seizure of over $750,000 in cash, controlled substances and vehicle seizures from various cases.

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 $120 and the class number is 63838. 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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