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ASSE Audio Conference to Focus on Drug Testing with Avitar

Posted in on Wed, Sep 6, 2006

Des Plaines, IL (September 6, 2006) — (ASSE) will host an Audio Conference this September 20 from 11:00 AM to 12:30 PM CST to discuss the latest information on drug testing with Massachusetts-based Avitar, a leader in oral-based diagnostics, and the impact of drug testing on the occupational safety, health and environmental (SH&E) profession.

The conference call will focus on the general issues and implications of drug abuse and examining the need for drug testing from the perspective of the SH&E professional. ASSE member Peter N. Cholakis will lead the presentation and discuss the need for drug testing in the workplace, current methods, benefits of drug testing, how to select and implement a drug testing program and examples of successful drug policy implementations/case studies.

Cholakis is currently the vice president of marketing at Avitar and is a noted speaker and author in the field of workplace drug testing. At Avitar, Cholakis’ key responsibilities include helping organizations realize the importance of a drug free workplace and recognize the need for on-site random drug screening. He holds an MBA in Marketing and Finance from Babson College and a dual undergraduate degree in Biology and Chemistry from Skidmore College .

Registrants will have access to the Audio Conference, a PowerPoint presentation, resource materials, articles and an audio compact disk after the call. To register for the call contact ASSE Customer Service at 847-699-2929 or visit the ASSE website.

Founded in 1911, the Des Plaines, IL-based ASSE is the largest and oldest professional safety organization and has more than 30,000 occupational safety, health and environmental professional members who manage, supervise, research and consult on safety, health, transportation and environmental issues in all industries, government, labor and education. For more information check ASSE’s website at

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