How Leaders Can Promote a Positive Workplace Culture

A positive workplace culture reduces staff turnover and increases productivity. Leaders can model this positive culture through transparency and vulnerability.

Top 3 Tips to Improve Workplace Posture

Learn how to improve your team's overall workplace posture and help them to avoid falling into negative postures that can lead to long term aches and pains.

Types of Drug and Alcohol Testing Training: How to Choose the Right One for Your Workplace

You want your employees to be well educated on drug and alcohol testing — but which type of training is the right fit?

2 Common At-Work Postures That Lead to Musculoskeletal Problems (And Why)

When it comes to WMSDs, there's a lot at stake. In order to avoid the expensive and potentially debilitating injuries, make sure to consider these key postures — and how...

13 Impactful Workplace Health and Wellness Initiatives

Poor worker health is costly for — and the workers themselves. Here are a few ideas companies are using to improve employee health and wellness.

8 Best Practices for Background Screening

Everything you need to know about the rules and benefits surrounding background screening of potential employees during the hiring process.

What is Compliance and Why Does it Matter

Laws and regulations are constantly changing, and it can be tough to keep up. However, it is crucial for the success of your company that you are always in compliance.

DOT & Non-Dot Reasonable Suspicion Training: What it is and Why You Need It

Employers within industries that have safety-sensitive positions need to ensure they have reasonable suspicion training in order to be able to recognize and address...

7 Things You Need to Know About Being a Designated Employer Representative

The DER is a critical part of any organization. With their assistance, employers can make sure that everything related to the drug and alcohol policy are handled and...

5 Ways to Help End the Workplace Stigma on Mental Health

Developing a workplace culture that promotes positive mental health and well-being of employees is essential to a functioning and efficient workforce. The stigma of...

A Comparison Of Lab-Based vs. Instant Oral Fluid Testing

Oral fluid testing may seem like a desirable alternative to other forms of drug testing, but every testing method has its strengths and limitations. Employers will want...

DOT Background Checks: What You Need to Know

Bad hires can cost your company a lot of money, and be disruptive to your workforce. Background checks can help you ensure you are hiring the right people for the job.

Drug and Alcohol Testing in The Oil & Gas Industry

Workers in the oil and gas industry face many workplace challenges. They are often operating in dangerous conditions, yet there are not strict regulations for safety as...

Crucial Differences Between DOT and Non-DOT Drug Test Requirements

It may seem like all drug testing is alike, but there are key differences in process and protocol between DOT and non-DOT testing. Whether you have DOT employees,...

Drug and Alcohol Testing in the Motor Carrier Industry

While substance abuse is an issue in any industry, it has the potential to be particularly dangerous in the motor carrier industry. Employers have the responsibility to...


What screening tools are available for identifying drug and alcohol abuse/addiction?

The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) is a bureau within the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS). They are responsible for...

Can doctors share drug test results?

When it comes to sharing drug test results, it is important to understand different drug testing situations and the laws and policies that may apply to each situation....

Is training required for specimen collection personnel?

The Department of Transportation (DOT) has developed rule 49 CFR part 40. This covers all the regulations for drug and alcohol testing within the federally regulated...

What is the Occupational Injury and Illness Classification System (OIICS) and how is it used to characterize occupational illness and injury incidents?

An appropriate classification system is required to help identify occupational tasks and settings that pose risks for injury or illness in the workplace. Accurate data...

What are an employee's rights when it comes to using medical marijuana for pain?

As recreational and medical marijuana has become legalized at the state level in more and more places, confusion levels surrounding an employee's right to use it...

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