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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.

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

Drug and Alcohol Testing in the Aviation Industry


Aviation employees have relatively low incidences of drug and alcohol abuse. However, the nature of their jobs means that strict regulations for drug and alcohol testing...

Everything You Need to Know About Drug Testing Certifications


In some fields, having certified individuals carry out your company's drug testing isn't strictly required. However, having a trained administrator handling the task can...

Signs and Symptoms of Fentanyl Abuse


The opioid crisis has left a major impact on workplaces around the world. Fentanyl has taken things to another level — the extremely powerful painkiller is highly...

Why Companies Are Moving Away From Urine Testing


For many companies, oral fluid testing is a more effective, efficient way of drug testing. However, though some companies want to make the switch, regulations prevent...

The Key Elements of a Healthy Office Workspace


Employees spend a significant amount of time at the office — so considerations need to be made to ensure it's a healthy, positive environment. Focusing on these seven...

How to Assist Recovering Addicts in Your Workplace


As an employer, you want to create a positive environment for all employees. Recovering addicts may need a little extra help — here are some proactive ways that...

Experts


What is a finger dexterity test and what does it entail?


Dexterity explainedDexterity refers to the motor skill abilities in a person's hands. These are also referred to as fine motor skills. This is because they involve...

What are the duties of a Designated Employer Representative (DER)?


A Designated Employer Representative (DER) is an individual within a company who has been appointed and trained to carry out specific duties within a workplace drug and...

Is an employee considered disabled under the Disability Discrimination Act of 1995 (DDA) if they are addicted to drugs or alcohol?


The Disability Discrimination Act of 1995 (DDA) was formed to make it unlawful to discriminate against a person with a disability in relation to employment, education,...

Can a C/TPA hired as an independent safety consultant also act as a DER (Designated Employer Representative)?


A consortium/third party administrator (C/TPA) is an external company or organization that provides services to employers to help with various aspects of their workplace...

What form is used to document urine collection under DOT drug testing rules?


The Department of Transportation (DOT) has documented policies and procedures for drug testing and alcohol testing. 49 CFR part 40 covers the full details of these...

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