Kyle Powell

Kyle Powell is the president & CEO at SureHire Occupational Health Testing, Canada's leading expert in the occupational health and wellness testing industry. SureHire Offers a national private testing network, standardized training/testing and subject matter experts. SureHire is revolutionizing the occupational testing industry through its proprietary fitness-to-work medical & physical assessments, drug testing adulteration protocols, automated tracking systems, standardized national training & certification system and industry leading online technologies.
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Managing the Legalization of Cannabis in the Workplace Managing the Legalization of Cannabis in the Workplace Managing the Legalization of Cannabis in the Workplace Managing the Legalization of Cannabis in the Workplace


From how to ensure employees have a safe worksite to how to deal with recreational use, there are a lot of questions around legalized...

Empowering Your Workforce With Reasonable Suspicion Training Empowering Your Workforce With Reasonable Suspicion Training Empowering Your Workforce With Reasonable Suspicion Training Empowering Your Workforce With Reasonable Suspicion Training


By training your workers to identify potential workplace hazards, they have the tools to make the right moves and ensure the worksite is...

Random Drug and Alcohol Testing and the Right to a Safe Work Environment Random Drug and Alcohol Testing and the Right to a Safe Work Environment Random Drug and Alcohol Testing and the Right to a Safe Work Environment Random Drug and Alcohol Testing and the Right to a Safe Work Environment


Discussion of privacy rights surrounding drug and alcohol testing and the right to safety.

Using Leading Indicators to Protect Worker Lung Health Using Leading Indicators to Protect Worker Lung Health Using Leading Indicators to Protect Worker Lung Health Using Leading Indicators to Protect Worker Lung Health


Discussion of benefits of using leading indicators to protect employee health instead of relying on lagging indicators that can increase...

Q&A by Kyle Powell


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Spirometry testing typically includes a health history form to help determine if the person taking the test has any medical conditions that...

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As far as employers are concerned, if they have a work site where this individual is being exposed to any respiratory toxins — that...

What does a spirometry test entail and how can workers prepare for it? What does a spirometry test entail and how can workers prepare for it? What does a spirometry test entail and how can workers prepare for it? What does a spirometry test entail and how can workers prepare for it?


A spirometry test is a test that measures lung capacity, or the volume of air that an individual can intake into the lungs, as well as air...

What treatment options are there for sleep apnea? What treatment options are there for sleep apnea? What treatment options are there for sleep apnea? What treatment options are there for sleep apnea?


Sufferers of sleep apnea experience repeated sleep interruptions caused by breathing difficulties. These breathing problems may be...

Do I have to shave my beard for mask fit testing? Do I have to shave my beard for mask fit testing? Do I have to shave my beard for mask fit testing? Do I have to shave my beard for mask fit testing?


A mask fit test is designed to ensure that the respirator mask selected for an individual employee fits correctly. A properly fitted mask...

What kind of smoke is used in mask fit testing? What kind of smoke is used in mask fit testing? What kind of smoke is used in mask fit testing? What kind of smoke is used in mask fit testing?


Mask fit testing is a procedure used to ensure that the respirator mask selected for use during work fits comfortably and securely in order...

Will a cold or sinus infection affect spirometry test results? Will a cold or sinus infection affect spirometry test results? Will a cold or sinus infection affect spirometry test results? Will a cold or sinus infection affect spirometry test results?


Yes. A cold, sinus infection, or other respiratory illness may affect the results of your spirometry test. To properly test your lung...

What is a diluted sample in urine drug testing? What is a diluted sample in urine drug testing? What is a diluted sample in urine drug testing? What is a diluted sample in urine drug testing?


In simplest terms, in urine drug testing, a urine sample is dilute if it contains higher than expected levels of water.Normal human urine...

Do I still have to take the employment entrance examination if I have a letter from my doctor clearing me for work? Do I still have to take the employment entrance examination if I have a letter from my doctor clearing me for work? Do I still have to take the employment entrance examination if I have a letter from my doctor clearing me for work? Do I still have to take the employment entrance examination if I have a letter from my doctor clearing me for work?


An employment entrance examination is a pre-employment testing process that may include physical, psychological or other exams. An employer...