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Benefits of Using a Digitized DQ File Management Platform

The regulatory landscape in the transportation sector is changing rapidly. Amid the stringent regulatory requirements, even a small reporting or compliance mistake can land you in legal trouble and result in costly penalties. On top of that, a drop in your CSA score is sure to affect your business’s profitability. This is where a digitized [...]

Clearinghouse Monthly Report for May 2021

Registrations for the FMCSA Drug and Alcohol Clearinghouse started on September 28, 2019. Individuals and organizations required to register with the Clearinghouse include: Commercial driver's license (CDL) holders Employers of commercial drivers Consortia/Third-Party Administrators (C/TPAs) Medical Review Officers (MROs) Substance Abuse Professionals (SAPs) The FMCSA issued a report in May 2021 in which it published [...]

Need a COVID Test for Lollapalooza? You might.

Lollapalooza and other music festivals are up and running again all across the country. For many Chicagoans, this is the highlight of their summer. To attend Lolla, you will need proof of vaccination for COVID-19 or a negative COVID test result within 72 hours before the start of the festival. Read the Lollapalooza requirements here. [...]

Employee Drug Testing: Win-Win for both Workers and Employers

A strong drug and alcohol testing program delivers a win-win for businesses and their employees – boosting safety and morale while lowering healthcare and workers’ compensation costs. All companies can gain benefits from a testing program – whether pre-screening job candidates or periodically checking long-term employees’ wellbeing. Creating a workplace policy establishes clear guidelines for [...]

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Opiate Testing and Safety Concerns for Employers

The opioid epidemic presents serious challenges for employers. And most employers don't test for many commonly abused opioids. In 2018, the federal government added what is called "expanded opiates" to the DOT drug test panel. The expanded panel now includes many commonly prescribed pain killers and the result has been an increase in safety concern [...]

COVID testing – PCR vs. Antigen Tests

With the novel coronavirus still dominating the headlines, research is still underway to create the perfect vaccine and develop a foolproof testing method for the virus. The good news is that there are a couple of reliable tests available to diagnose COVID-19. Since the virus spreads through respiratory droplets, people working in high-density settings [...]

The Value of Reasonable Suspicion Training

With substance abuse rising at an alarming rate in the workplace, organizations need to provide their employees with reasonable suspicion training. Reasonable suspicion training not only enhances workplace safety but is also a vital part of caring for your employees and learning to recognize potential health problems. What is Reasonable Suspicion Training? Reasonable suspicion training [...]

Your Vitamin D Level Can Improve or Hurt Your Health

Vitamin D is a hormone. It is not a vitamin. Vitamin D affects many of the body’s critical functions, and studies suggest at least 64 percent of Americans are deficient, which can contribute to Type 2 diabetes, infection, cardiovascular disease, autoimmune disease, neurological disease, low testosterone and even cancer. A recent study in the Netherlands [...]

DOT’s Office of Drug and Alcohol Policy and Compliance (ODAPC) Issues Guidance on COVID-19 Impact on Drug Testing

The Department of Transportation's Office of Drug and Alcohol Policy and Compliance (ODAPC) issued guidance on March 23, 2020 Specifically ... Q: What happens if my agency is unable to conduct DOT drug or alcohol testing due to COVID-19 supply shortages and facility closures? A: If you are unable to conduct DOT drug or alcohol [...]