Occupational Safety Council of America

Last updated on January 27th, 2021 at 12:19 pmOccupational Safety Council of America http://www.osca.com OSCA provides safety consulting, computer based training and employee testing services. Occupational Safety Councils of America (OSCA) helps employers meet their safety training and compliance challenges. Through an innovative combination of training, educational and data management tools, OSCA assists employers to […]

Who Determines Drug Test Refusals?

Who determines refusal to test

Last updated on January 21st, 2021 at 01:10 pmWhile a positive or negative drug test is straight forward, there are situations, such as refusals to test, that require further investigation and documentation. This applies to all employers but is especially true with Federal / Department of Transportation (DOT) regulated testing and there is often confusion […]

Violations Reported to the FMCSA Clearinghouse Top 21,000 as of May 2020

Violations Reported to the FMCSA Clearinghouse Top 21,000 as of May 2020

Last updated on January 21st, 2021 at 01:23 pmThe Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) recently released a detailed summary of data related to the FMCSA Clearinghouse. The stats covered total violations broken down by type of drug, alcohol, and refusals. It also showed the number of drivers in the return to duty or prohibited […]

Employers can associate their Clearinghouse activity with the USDOT Numbers in their FMCSA Portal accounts

Employers can associate their Clearinghouse activity with the USDOT Numbers in their FMCSA Portal accounts

Last updated on January 21st, 2021 at 01:24 pmFMCSA has recently updated the Drug and Alcohol Clearinghouse to allow employers to link their Clearinghouse accounts with their FMCSA Portal accounts. This will enable employers to associate Clearinghouse activity (reporting violations, conducting queries, purchasing query plans, and designating consortia/third-party administrators (C/TPAs)) with a specified USDOT Number […]

Video Blog: Turnaround Times For Drug Testing

How long should drug test results take

Last updated on January 21st, 2021 at 01:11 pmA question we often get is about turnaround times for drug testing results meaning how long it will take for a person to get their results. Many times people want to receive results right away. in some areas of the country and in certain circumstances this is […]

Top 10 Most Common FMCSA Driver Qualification Violations

Top 10 Most Common FMCSA Driver Qualification Violations

Last updated on January 18th, 2021 at 10:33 amHere are the Top 10 most common DOT FMCSA Driver Qualification Violations. Top 10 Most Common Violations: Non-English speaking driver 391.11 Incomplete driver qualification file 391.51 Operating a property-carrying vehicle without possessing a valid medical certificate 391.41 Driver does not have a valid operator’s license for the […]

Top 10 Most Common FMCSA DOT Drug & Alcohol Testing Violations

Top 10 Most Common FMCSA DOT Drug & Alcohol Testing Violations

Last updated on January 21st, 2021 at 01:18 pmHere are the Top 10 most common violations of DOT Drug and Alcohol Testing regulations along with the related regulation. If you are not sure if your program or your current service providers are compliant, contact us to review your program. National Drug Screening provides compliant drug […]

Hair Drug Testing: What You Need To Know

Hair Drug Testing: What You Need To Know

Last updated on February 16th, 2021 at 12:58 pmA hair drug test is quickly becoming a popular choice for drug testing and for many employers, the preferred drug testing method for pre-employment and random testing.  It is now commonly used for probation and court ordered drug testing.  Many different drugs can be detected with hair […]

How And When To Test For Drugs At Work

How And When To Test For Drugs At Work

Last updated on January 21st, 2021 at 01:11 pmEmployers often want to create drug-free workplaces. However, many organizational leaders don’t even know where to begin when it comes to getting things going. They shouldn’t spend too much time on the endeavor, though, particularly if it seems like they are just chasing their own tails. Instead, […]

Hair Follicle Drug Test: Fact Vs. Fiction

Hair Follicle Drug Test: Fact Vs. Fiction

Last updated on January 18th, 2021 at 10:48 amAlmost everybody knows about 5-panel drug testing today. In most cases, it is the urine analysis that employers, doctors, governments, and more utilize to determine if someone is abusing illicit or prescription drugs. These urine exams are an excellent choice when a place is searching for recent […]