Meet The Expert

TRICIA O'CONNOR

Director of Content

Tricia is an award-winning writer and editor who brings nearly three decades of journalism and marketing experience to Hound Labs. A trained multi-media journalist turned visionary content strategist, Tricia has written and produced programming for high-profile networks like ESPN Radio, History Channel, and Hallmark Channel; contributed countless articles to editorial publications nationwide; and worked as a marketing and communications professional in a variety of industries, including background screening. Tricia holds a master's degree in journalism from the Medill School of Journalism at Northwestern University and earned her undergraduate degree from Wheaton College in Massachusetts.

Tricia’s blogs analyze current events and trends in cannabis legalization, employee SAFETY + FAIRNESS™, drug testing, human resources, and employer compliance.

Military Drug Testing

Does the Military Need to Modernize its Drug Testing?

Cannabis legalization may lead the U.S. military away from its zero-tolerance stance. Here are three ways the military can modernize its drug testing policies.

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Hound Labs St. Patrick's Day

Why a Negative Test Result is Good Luck for Employees and Employers

Employees may hope the luck of the Irish kicks in for a drug test. The Hound® solution supports workers’ legal choices and takes the stress out of drug testing.

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Top Questions from Safety-Sensitive Employers

Oil and gas industry employers recently attended Day with DISA Global Solutions, Inc. and asked questions about Hound Labs’ approach to cannabis testing.

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Hound Labs Blog The Benefits of Drug Testing Remote Workers

The Benefits of Drug Testing Remote Workers

As companies continue to accommodate more employees working from home, they must adapt how they approach many processes and policies – including drug testing.

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