Events and Partnerships

2022

EHS

October 18, 2022 – October 20, 2022 

The EHS Today Safety Leadership Conference provides plenty of opportunities for attendees to network and share best practices with fellow safety professionals about safety technology, regulatory compliance, and risk management. We'll have a few team members at the event so be sure to say hi if you see us. 

Affinity Risk Control

October 11, 2022 – October 14, 2022 

Affinity's insurance program offers members two semi-annual Risk Control Workshops with a focus on claims and risk control issues. Jaime Feinberg, VP of Insurance, Safety, + Risk at Hound Labs will be presenting. Attendees will learn actionable ways to bring the concept of fairer cannabis testing to leadership.

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September 19, 2022 – September 21, 2022 

The National Safety Council eliminates preventable deaths at work, in homes and communities, and on the road through leadership, research, education, and advocacy. The Hound Labs team will be there at Booth 5830 to answer any questions. 

PBSA Professional Background Screening Association

September 11, 2022 – September 13, 2022 

As laws and attitudes around cannabis change, so must the way employers test for it. Traditional pre-employment drug tests for marijuana don’t do employers as much good as they once did but dropping cannabis testing poses safety issues and exposes employers to the risks and costs of drug use at work. Stop by Booth 112, meet our team, and see the HOUND® CANNABIS BREATHALYZER in action.

Georgia Safety Conference

September 7, 2022 – September 9, 2022 

As laws and attitudes around cannabis change, so must the way employers test for it. Traditional pre-employment drug tests for cannabis don’t do employers as much good as they once did but dropping cannabis testing poses safety issues and exposes employers to the risks and costs of drug use at work.

SAPAA

August 22, 2022 – August 25, 2022 

SAPAA is a non-profit trade association whose members represent alcohol and drug testing service agents, including third party administrators, in-house administrators, medical review officers, DHHS Certified Laboratories, Substance Abuse Professionals, manufacturers of testing devices, and collection sites/collectors. At this event, hear Nina M. French from Hound Labs speak about a practical approach to fitting in a THC breath test. Plus, meet more of the Hounds Labs team and get the opportunity to see a live demo of the HOUND® CANNABIS BREATHALYZER.

ASSP

June 27, 2022 – June 29, 2022 

Workplace safety and health continues to evolve, presenting safety professionals with challenges and opportunities. At the American Society of Safety Professionals (ASSP), we connect you with industry expertise, a network of like-minded peers and the latest innovations. Stop by our booth, meet our team, and see the HOUND® CANNABIS BREATHALYZER in action.

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Presidio Risk Control Workshop 2022

June 21, 2022 

Organizations are struggling to balance safety and fairness in today’s cannabis legalization environment. You know zero-tolerance drug testing policies for cannabis are outdated, but you still need to maintain safe workplaces. And toughest yet, you must convince your company leadership policies need to change. In this session presented by Jaime Feinberg, VP of Insurance, Safety, + Risk at Hound Labs, attendees will learn actionable ways to bring the concept of fairer cannabis testing to leadership.

SHRM 2022

June 12, 2022 – June 15, 2022 

There’s strength in numbers. That’s one of the main reasons to attend SHRM22—the world’s largest convening of HR professionals. Together we will be inspired by the leading minds in HR and business. We will learn new methods for addressing the most pressing issues in the workplace. We will build professional connections to call on throughout the years and throughout our careers. You'll get the chance to meet the Hound Labs team, and see the HOUND® CANNABIS BREATHALYZER in action with live demos over the course of the event. 

National Interdisciplinary Cannabis Symposium

May 20, 2022 – May 22, 2022 

As cannabis legalization and regulation evolve, the United States is at a tipping point. Congress is now exploring the decriminalization and rescheduling of cannabis. These continued changes in laws are impacting our courts and society and are creating a dynamic and sometimes confusing landscape for a variety of disciplines including judges, law enforcement, drug court professionals, the drug and alcohol testing industry, and employers’ human resource offices. Join Nina M. French, President of Employer + Law Enforcement Solutions at Hound Labs, Inc. and others for a panel discussion about safety-sensitive positions and impairment. We will also be on-site with the HOUND® CANNABIS BREATHALYZER for live demos.

WCTI

May 13, 2022 

Organizations are struggling to balance safety and fairness in today’s cannabis legalization environment. You know zero-tolerance drug testing policies for cannabis are outdated, but you still need to maintain safe workplaces.  Jaime Feinberg, VP of Insurance, Safety, + Risk at Hound Labs will give you the conversational tools you need to bring modern cannabis testing change to your organization.

MAC Risk Control

May 9, 2022 – May 11, 2022 

Safety professionals are caught between a rock and a hard place. As cannabis legalization spreads, testing employees gets trickier. How can you keep workers’ compensation claims down and accidents and incidents low when testing and laws are limiting you? Nina M. French, President of Employer + Law Enforcement Solutions at Hound Labs, Inc., will discuss how new laws are compelling organizations to develop new workplace policies and procedures and share how to implement these new approaches.

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May 4, 2022 – May 7, 2022 

The Marijuana Conundrum—Safety Versus Compliance Versus Staffing

In many places, marijuana is legal now . . . so why are we still treating it like cocaine? With the march of medical and recreational marijuana legalization, many employers are considering eliminating or modifying their drug testing protocols. This session will weigh the pros and cons of that approach, addressing workplace safety, benchmarking, staffing, legal compliance, and new marijuana testing technologies from various speakers including Hound Labs Senior VP of Employer Sales, Sammie Dabbs.

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May 4, 2022 – May 6, 2022

Invaluable professional training sessions, nationally-respected speakers and leaders, great networking opportunities – all with the common mission of supporting excellence in the drug and alcohol testing industry and promoting safe and drug-free workplaces. This is what NDASA’s Annual Conference is all about.

Auto Insurance Report Annual Conference 2022

April 24, 2022 – April 26, 2022

With an unmatched combination of outstanding speakers, high-level attendees, and a safe and effective environment, this event is the single most valuable meeting for the auto insurance industry. Virtually every active auto insurer will be in attendance, along with all the leading providers of data and professional services.

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April 21, 2022

In this 60-minute webinar recording, you’ll learn more about how employers can address recent cannabis use through employment policies and testing methods that maintain safety and compliance standards.

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April 13, 2022 – April 14, 2022

Visit Booth 105 to meet the Hound Labs team and learn about the HOUND® CANNABIS BREATHALYZER. The Work to Zero Summit & Expo brings together research and technology solution leaders for a landmark event - the first of its kind to be focused solely on the intersection of safety and emerging technology. Hear from envelope-pushing organizations that are strategically leveraging technology, explore groundbreaking new research on the most promising approaches to eliminating fatalities in the workplace, and network with like-minded peers and technology vendors to come away with solutions.

PBSA Professional Background Screening Association

April 11, 2022 – April 12, 2022

This conference focuses on regulation, legislation, education, and compliance related to the background screening industry. There's something for everyone - the industry novice, the seasoned expert and everyone in between. Each attendee will be able to take away valuable information and resources to benefit their specific business goals. The Exhibit Hall will be filled with industry partners showcasing their products and services. This is your best opportunity to learn about the latest industry products.

RIMS Risk and Insurance Management Society

April 10, 2022 – April 13, 2022

RIMS 2022 is the largest and most comprehensive global risk management event in the world. Gain new perspectives and connections to build a bigger, stronger, and more versatile risk management community. With 100+ hours of education, countless networking opportunities, and innovative solutions in the Marketplace—there's something for everyone. We’re ready to welcome risk professionals at all levels, from all backgrounds and parts of the world.

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March 30, 2022 – April 2, 2022

On a Monday morning, an employee is terminated for drinking alcohol the weekend prior. A lawsuit shortly follows. Would you be comfortable defending the lawsuit? Who would win? Current cannabis testing in legal states presents that same risk. Are you prepared for the risks of current testing? For employers dropping testing altogether? This presentation prepares employers and providers for cannabis testing in 2022 and beyond.

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January 19, 2022

State cannabis laws continue to change. Both employers and drug testing service providers need to be aware of changes to state laws that may impact their drug testing policies. If you work in a safety-sensitive industry or have locations in multiple states, this is a “must watch” webinar that will help you better understand how to keep testing for cannabis to maintain safety and compliance while also implementing a fairer approach to cannabis testing to help retain key employees.

2021

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October 11-13, 2021

Nina M. French and Ron Adams will discuss how new laws led to new workplace policies and procedures at Baker Roofing – the 3rd largest roofing contractor in the United States. They will present one approach you can adopt to implement a modern and fit-for-purpose drug testing program that transformed safety and saved money. Stop by the New Technology Pavilion booth 2172 for a product demo. Look for us in the New Tech Pavilion Theater for a demo presentation.

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September 30 – October 1, 2021

Nina M. French will present Marijuana Legalization and Acceptance: Widespread Changes Require Concrete Industry to Adapt. She will outline the risks of discontinuing marijuana testing, and limitations of urine, hair, and oral fluid testing in isolating recent use that can be linked to impairment. And, discuss how there are fairer policies and new tools that can be adopted by the industry that can improve companies’ risk mitigation strategies, deter drug use on the job, and maintain the high safety standards that the industry strives to maintain.

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September 12-14, 2021

As laws and attitudes around marijuana change, so must the way employers test for it. Traditional pre-employment drug tests for marijuana don’t do employers as much good as they once did but dropping marijuana testing poses safety issues and exposes employers to the risks and costs of drug use at work. CRAs should encourage their customers to move toward pre-access and continuous monitoring using tests that identify only very recent marijuana use. This provides continued revenue for CRAs and continued safety for their customers.

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September 11-16, 2021

Hound Labs will be exhibiting at the Governor’s Highway Safety Association event again this year, and Mike Lynn Hound Labs CEO will be participating in a session on Hot Issues in Alcohol, Drug and Multi-Substance Impaired Driving. This roundtable discussion will cover various leading issues related to impaired driving including new screening technology (oral fluid testing and marijuana breathalyzers), funding for forensic toxicology laboratories and law enforcement phlebotomy, and scientifically validating impaired driving outreach programs.

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August 25-28, 2021

On a Monday morning, an employee is terminated for drinking alcohol the weekend prior. A lawsuit shortly follows. Would you be comfortable defending the lawsuit? Who would win? Current marijuana testing in legal states presents that same risk. Are you prepared for the risks of current testing? For employers dropping testing altogether. In this presentation, Nina M. French prepares employers and providers for marijuana testing in 2021 and beyond. 

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August 16-19, 2021

Due to factors ranging from the Covid-19 pandemic to widespread marijuana legalization, drug testing as we know it won’t exist in 10 years – is your business ready for that? Companies are updating their drug testing policies and methods to focus on fitness for duty rather than zero tolerance as changing attitudes and hiring needs stretch businesses thin. Nina M. French will address the seismic shifts already happening and give insight into how your businesses can respond and thrive during this period of change.

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June 23-24, 2021

This session will discuss the key takeaways from UCSF clinical trials on measuring THC in breath and what it means for workplace drug testing.

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May 25, 2021 – 9:00 AM PT | 12:00 PM ET

Employers are changing their employee drug testing programs. Join Sammie Dabbs and Kurt Milne as they discuss: How legalization is forcing change; Three key challenges; Testing for only very recent use; Considerations for 5 common uses

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April 19-20, 2021

As marijuana legalization continues to spread, drug testing programs must balance safety with off-duty use. The need is especially urgent for highly safety-sensitive industries, multi-state employers, and those industries with higher incidences of drug and alcohol use. The presentation, with Nina M. French and Doug Boxer, will cover the impact of these laws on the workplace and present future strategies to balance safety and fairness.

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March 17, 2021 – 11:00 AM PT | 2:00 PM ET

Employers in many industries are changing their drug testing programs as a result of marijuana legalization. New tools are needed to detect recent use (before work, at lunch) instead of past use (yesterday, last week, last month). Sammie Dabbs, VP of Employer Sales at Hound Labs, will discuss the value of a recent-use test for Safety Programs, Human Resources, and Legal.

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Marijuana Legalization and Acceptance: The Tipping Point Has Arrived

January 28, 2021

Now that marijuana is widely legalized and accepted, employers are beginning to understand the immediate impact on their businesses and the need to evolve their existing marijuana drug testing policies, predicated on illegal marijuana, or risk losing valuable employees. Nina M. French discusses why the HOUND® MARIJUANA BREATHALYZER is a fairer test – it only measures very recent cannabis use.

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Avetta®, the leading provider of supply chain risk management, and Hound Labs, Inc. have partnered to provide supply chain companies in the Avetta Marketplace with the HOUND® MARIJUANA BREATHALYZER.

2020

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December 11-13, 2020

Join us to hear about the key takeaways from UCSF clinical trials on measuring THC in breath and what it means for workplace drug testing. This session with Jeff Stoll, Ph.D., will cover the role of the MRO, challenges of isolating recent use, the relationship between recent use and THC, and clinical findings. 

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Impacts of 2020 Election Results on Workplace Drug Testing

December 2, 2020 - 11:00 AM PT | 2:00 PM ET

As marijuana legalization continues to spread, drug testing programs must balance safety with off-duty use. The need is especially urgent for highly safety-sensitive industries, multi-state employers, and those industries with higher incidents of drug and alcohol use. Guest speaker, Faye Caldwell, Managing Partner at Caldwell Everson, will provide an overview of changes, developing trends, and the impact in drug testing laws at both the state and federal levels.

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BETTER DRUG TESTING POLICIES: A Case Study for Mitigating Workplace Risk

September 29, 2020 - 11:00 AM PT | 2:00 PM ET

As marijuana legalization spreads, drug testing programs must balance off-duty use with use immediately before work or during work hours. The need is especially urgent for highly sensitive industries, multi-state employers, and those industries with higher incidents of drug and alcohol use. Guest Speaker Ron Adams, VP of Risk Management at NFP – SE, will discuss policy changes using the approach and success of Baker Roofing to illustrate what can work. 

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September 14-15, 2020

As marijuana legalization spreads across the country, state laws are challenging employers' rights to perform pre-employment drug testing. Ban the Box changed background screening for employers, and now the rules are changing for drug screening. This session, with Nina M. French, will address the cause of the change and present future strategies for revenue retention and improvement.

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SHIFTING TO POINT-OF-CARE TESTING As a Result of the COVID-19 Pandemic

August 12, 2020 - 11:00 AM PT | 2:00 PM ET

The COVID-19 pandemic is impacting workplaces in ways we never could have predicted, including point-of-care testing (POCT) being added to workplaces around the nation. With tools like the HOUND® MARIJUANA BREATHALYZER making on-site testing for recent marijuana use possible, the time is right for employers to consider adding or expanding POCT protocols for drugs as well as health.

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2020-2021

Hound Labs joins Michelin, State Farm®, and others in supporting the Governors Highway Safety Association in their endeavor to keep our country's roads safe.

2019

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September 19, 2019

In a plenary session, Jeff Stoll discussed the challenges employers face in the age of marijuana legalization and what options and tools they have for balancing workplace safety and employee rights in the workplace. 

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May 15, 2019

In the session "New Breath Technology for Measuring Marijuana Use Within the Impairment Window," Jeff Stoll discussed results from the latest clinical trials at the University of California, San Francisco, how they correlate to third-party research on impairment, and what this means for roadside marijuana testing.

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April 12, 2019

Dr. Mike Lynn was the guest speaker for the session "Treating Marijuana Like Alcohol: Moving Towards an Impairment-Free Workplace."  Dr. Lynn discussed a new era that maintains workplace safety while allowing legal, off-duty marijuana use as well as drug testing technologies that can help balance both safety and fairness to employees. 
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April 11, 2019

Dr. Mike Lynn discussed scientific breakthroughs in detecting and measuring THC in breath in the session “Development of a Breathalyzer for THC.” Dr. Lynn also joined esteemed colleagues as a guest panelist during the session “Impaired or Not: Challenging Cannabis Cases with Panel Discussion and Audience Participation.”

2018

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October 29, 2018

Dr. Mike Lynn was the guest speaker for the session on “Marijuana Impairment and Emerging Technology.” During his presentation, Dr. Lynn addressed the issue of impairment in the workplace and on the road, and new technological advancements that can help determine if someone recently used marijuana and is therefore likely impaired.

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May 22 - 24, 2018

Members of the Hound Labs executive team met with industry veterans to discuss the ultra-sensitive Hound Breathalyzer.

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Feb 26 - Mar 1, 2018

Hound Labs and Triple Ring Technology have been conducting research in the development of the Hound marijuana breathalyzer. Triple Ring Technology scientists shared an overview of the breakthrough breath measurement technology at Pittcon 2018. In addition, the team discussed the ultra-sensitive measurement technique that has been validated against gold-standard mass spectrometers.

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Feb 2 -3, 2018

CEO and co-founder Dr. Mike Lynn presented Hound Labs’ research findings on the impact of indoor and outdoor smoking on THC levels in breath. Hound Labs is the first to examine this environmental impact and observe significant differences in actual THC levels, but no material differences in THC duration in breath.

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Jan 21 - 25, 2018

Hound Labs developed a proprietary scientific method to not only detect THC in breath but also to measure it in parts per trillion (picograms). University of California, San Francisco Clinical Chemistry Fellow, Y. Ruben Yo, PhD, presented data confirming the sensitivity of the Hound marijuana and alcohol breathalyzer and the need to measure below 5 pg/L THC in breath.