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Covid 19 and Drug Testing

Drug Testing & COVID 19

Amidst Covid 19, what are the effects of drug testing and substance abuse in the United States? At National Drug Screening we do drug testing all over America and there have been some effects from COVID-19 with drug testing. One thing to point out is that in the United States when a huge crisis occurs, […]

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State Laws Drug Testing

Understanding Drug Testing State Laws: An Overview of Mandatory, Voluntary, and Case Law and Their Differences

How do States regulate drug free workplace and drug testing programs? Guest Author – Katherine Miller, Current Consulting Group   This information is provided for educational purposes only. Reader retains full responsibility for the use of the information contained herein. Understanding the variety of laws that could impact a workplace drug testing program and how […]

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policy drug free workplace

The Importance of a Drug-Free Workplace Policy

A drug free workplace policy saves money for employers. Guest Authors Bill Current and Sharon Bottcher The Current Consulting Group, LLC This information is provided for educational purposes only. Reader retains full responsibility for the use of the information contained herein. A drug testing policy is a blueprint for how a company plans to achieve […]

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Marijuana Federal and State Laws

The Pros and Cons of Marijuana Testing

There is much confusion about marijuana drug testing in the workplace, employers need to make decisions.  What are the pros and cons? Guest Author: Katherine Miller of Current Consulting Group, LLC  This information is provided for educational purposes only. Reader retains full responsibility for the use of the information contained herein.  A shocking 91% of […]

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FAA drug testing

FAA Drug Testing – Airlines and Aircraft Maintenance Facilities

Are you required to have an FAA drug & alcohol testing program?  The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) is serious about drug and alcohol use in the workplace.   The purpose of the FAA regulations for drug and alcohol testing is to establish a program designed to help prevent accidents and injuries resulting from the use of […]

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Who Determines Drug Test Refusals?

While 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 when an applicant or employee refuses a DOT […]

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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

The 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 categories as well as numbers of queries conducted […]

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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

FMCSA 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 in their Portal account. To complete this process, […]

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Top 10 Most Common FMCSA Driver Qualification Violations

Top 10 Most Common FMCSA Driver Qualification Violations

Here 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 CMV being operated 391.11 Expired medical examiner’s certificate […]

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FAA Required Drug Testing - Video Blog

FAA Required Drug Testing – Video Blog

FAA Drug Testing Are you required to have an FAA drug & alcohol testing program?  The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) is serious about drug and alcohol use in the workplace.   The purpose of the FAA regulations for drug and alcohol testing is to establish a program designed to help prevent accidents and injuries resulting from […]

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