In accordance with company policy, regarding continuing education and safety training, Peggy Bracey of First Med Alert, Inc. in Roanoke Rapids, NC recently attended DATIA's 2016 annual conference held in Las Vegas, NV April 26 - 29th. DATIA (Drug and Alcohol Testing Industry Association) offered several enriching and enlightening presentations and classes to help Bracey sharpen her skills during the week-long event, including Advanced Collection Issues and Advanced TPA Management workshops. The highlight of the event, as has been for Bracey in past years, was hearing the DOT Update, learning of potential upcoming changes to DOT regulations from speaker Patrice Kelly, Deputy Director for ODPAC, and Juan Moya, of the FMCSA.
"It is important for professionals in the drug testing industry to keep up-to-date with government regulations in our field, as well as to be aware of upcoming changes and advancements that can affect our clients," states Bracey.
"Ongoing education and training has always been a keystone of First Med Alert's ability to provide our clients with professional, accurate and dependable drug testing and TPA service."
First Med Alert, Inc. will celebrate 16 years of business in the Roanoke Valley in August, and has expanded to serve local, national, independent and government agencies from New Mexico to Massachusetts. Each staff member is a SAPAA trained collector and a BAT (breath alcohol technician). Additionally, Bracey is holds a certificate as a Professional Collector Trainer, providing on-site education to clients across the state.