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Advanced Training Products, Inc. provides solutions for workplace safety concerns resulting from recreational cannabis legalization

December 13, 2023

** For Immediate Release **

Avon, NJ, December 12, 2023 - The Cannabis Regulatory, Enforcement Assistance, and Marketplace Modernization (CREAMM) Act recognized the importance of workplace safety with the legalization of recreational cannabis. Though cannabis is not the only cause of workplace impairment, a survey published in the National Institute of Health, National Library of Medicine found that nearly half those surveyed admitted to being intoxicated at work from alcohol, while nearly 60 percent said they had used drugs at work in the preceding year.1 (Frone & Brown, 2010)

The National Safety Council surveyed employers and found that 45 percent of workplace near-miss accidents are caused by substance abuse2 (National Safety Council, 2021) and estimates that the annual cost of workplace accidents exceeds $100 billion.3 (Worker Injury Costs, 2021) Deaths and injuries are a far too common result of workplace impairment.

The CREAMM Act established the role of the Workplace Impairment Recognition Expert ("WIRE") and calls for the development of programs to identify impairment to keep the workplace safe. Advanced Training Products, Inc., a leader in workplace impairment recognition and evaluation training, is proud to announce its innovative WIRE Certified Training™ program. Designed to meet the evolving needs of modern employers, WIRE Certified Training™ sufficiently trains organizations with the essential skills and tools to recognize, address, and document impairment issues in the workplace. With a strong commitment to safety and productivity, Advanced Training Products, Inc. offers comprehensive and affordable 2-hour online training and certification to help employers and their teams proactively manage impairment-related challenges, and free online tools that streamline documentation and case management.

At Advanced Training Products, Inc., our mission is to empower employers to create safer and more productive work environments while protecting employee rights. Alongside the WIRE Certified Training™ course, we are thrilled to introduce our cutting-edge case management software. This free software simplifies documentation, streamlining the process of managing impairment-related incidents and ensuring compliance with regulatory requirements. We believe in providing holistic and tailored solutions, enabling organizations nationwide to enhance safety, reduce risks, and embrace a culture focused on the Total Worker Health of their people.

For more information about Advanced Training Products, Inc., and WIRE Certified Training™ please visit our website at We look forward to partnering with employers who prioritize safety, efficiency, and employee well-being to navigate the complexities of workplace impairment and drug testing in the workplace. Advanced Training Products will be publishing a weekly thought leadership white paper series that addresses all these issues. Join us in taking the next step toward a safer and more productive workplace by following us on LinkedIn and X.

For Media Inquiries: Jim Coyle, Co-Founder, Advanced Training Products, Inc. [email protected]


1 Frone, M. R., & Brown, A. L. (2010, July 7) Table 2, Table 3; National Library of Medicine. Retrieved November 20, 2023, from National Institute of Health:

2 National Safety Council. (2021) Page 10. Impairment Environmental Scan Employer Survey Results. Itasca: National Safety Council.

3 Worker Injury Costs. (2021, January 30). Retrieved November 20, 2023, from National Safety Council:

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