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States Legal Limits for Blood Alcohol Concentration (BAC)
In the US, the BAC limits for DUI/DWI laws are determined by individual States. The limit of 0.08 BAC used in some States is the highest level in the industrial world.
Published: Friday 27 December, 2013
Understanding DOT Alcohol Related Requirements
Drivers required to have a commercial drivers license (CDL) are subject to the controlled substance and alcohol testing rules. This requirement extends to those drivers currently covered by the rule, including interstate and intrastate truck and motor coach operations. This includes commercial motor vehicles operated by:
Published: Friday 08 November, 2013
What is the relationship between breath alcohol content and blood
To obtain an accurate relation between blood and breath alcohol levels (typically 2100:1), the alcohol tester must be able to capture a breath sample from the lower portion of the lungs. A person's lungs capacity can range from 1 liter to 7 liters, depending on factors such as age, gender, physical condition, and health.
Published: Thursday 07 November, 2013
Breathalyzer Selection Guide- How To Select a Breathalyzer
The purpose of this guide is to provide you with an overview of alcohol testers in just a few minutes so that you can make an informed decision about which breathalyzer is right for your particular application. We try to summarizes how alcohol testers work and the most important factors to consider when selecting one. We also provides an overview of the four types of alcohol testers available today.
Published: Thursday 07 November, 2013
How Does a Digital Compass Work?
An electronic compass, such as the ones made by Brunton Compasses, uses a patented magnetic sensor technology that was first developed by PNI, Inc. for the U.S. military. This technology is called " magneto-inductive" and is the largest advancement in compass technology since the fulxgate was invented 60 years ago.
Published: Friday 23 August, 2013
What is Ozone?
Depending on where ozone resides, it can protect or harm life on Earth. Most ozone resides in the stratosphere (a layer of the atmosphere between 10 and 40 km above us), where it acts as a shield to protect Earth's surface from the sun's harmful ultraviolet radiation. With a weakening of this shield, we would be more susceptible to skin cancer, cataracts, and impaired immune systems. Closer to Earth in the troposphere (the atmospheric layer from the surface up to about 10 km), ozone is a harmful...
Published: Monday 19 August, 2013
Breathalyzer Technologies And Sensors
The category of electronic breath alcohol testers includes a very broad spectrum of testers, ranging from relatively inexpensive and unsophisticated testers designed for consumers use, to very expensive and sophisticated testers capable of giving results that virtually mimic blood test.
Published: Friday 26 July, 2013
Breathalyzer Test
It is not the kind of test that you can retake if you fail. If you don’t pass this test, you’d surely end up searching your wallet for some cash or if you really failed hard, you may find yourself in jail. There is no trick to help you pass a breathalyzer test. The only way to escape a breathalyzer test is to be sober. So what exactly is a breathalyzer test? It’s a test conducted by law enforcement officers for drivers who are suspected of driving under the influence of ...
Published: Friday 26 July, 2013
Alcoholism In The Workplace: A Handbook for Supervisors
In the workplace, the costs of alcoholism and alcohol abuse manifest themselves in many different ways. Absenteeism is estimated to be 4 to 8 times greater among alcoholics and alcohol abusers. Other family members of alcoholics also have greater rates of absenteeism. Accidents and on-the-job injuries are far more prevalent among alcoholics and alcohol abusers.
Published: Saturday 20 July, 2013
Zero Tolerance Program
In June 1995, in a weekly radio address, President Clinton called on Congress to make “zero tolerance” the law of the land, prohibiting persons under the age of 21 from driving with any measurable alcohol in their system.
Published: Saturday 20 July, 2013
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