Jennifer Crump

Jennifer Crump is a former freelance journalist and author and now full-time content writer and strategist. She contributes to magazines and blogs throughout North American on issues related to business, training, financing and workplace safety.


Articles by Jennifer Crump


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

What is Compliance and Why Does it Matter What is Compliance and Why Does it Matter What is Compliance and Why Does it Matter 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...

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

DOT Background Checks: What You Need to Know DOT Background Checks: What You Need to Know DOT Background Checks: What You Need to Know 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...

Drug and Alcohol Testing in The Oil & Gas Industry Drug and Alcohol Testing in The Oil & Gas Industry Drug and Alcohol Testing in The Oil & Gas Industry 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...

Drug and Alcohol Testing in the Aviation Industry Drug and Alcohol Testing in the Aviation Industry Drug and Alcohol Testing in the Aviation Industry 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...

Drug and Alcohol Testing in the Motor Carrier Industry Drug and Alcohol Testing in the Motor Carrier Industry Drug and Alcohol Testing in the Motor Carrier Industry 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....

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

6 Things an Ergonomist Can Improve in Your Workplace 6 Things an Ergonomist Can Improve in Your Workplace 6 Things an Ergonomist Can Improve in Your Workplace 6 Things an Ergonomist Can Improve in Your Workplace


A trained ergonomist can transform your workplace and improve efficiency, safety, and the comfort of your workers. A more ergonomic...

Key Things To Know About Dilute Specimen Drug Tests Key Things To Know About Dilute Specimen Drug Tests Key Things To Know About Dilute Specimen Drug Tests Key Things To Know About Dilute Specimen Drug Tests


There are plenty of myths about diluting specimens for drug testing. Here are the facts you need to know about what actually impacts a...

Everything You Need to Know About Drug Testing Certifications Everything You Need to Know About Drug Testing Certifications Everything You Need to Know About Drug Testing Certifications 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...

An In-Depth Look at Workstation Analysis An In-Depth Look at Workstation Analysis An In-Depth Look at Workstation Analysis An In-Depth Look at Workstation Analysis


If your employees seem inefficient or are frequently injured, you need to take a close look at their workstations. Workstation analysis can...

In-Person Workshops, Webinars or Online Training: How to Choose What’s Best for Your Team’s Mental Health Training In-Person Workshops, Webinars or Online Training: How to Choose What’s Best for Your Team’s Mental Health Training In-Person Workshops, Webinars or Online Training: How to Choose What’s Best for Your Team’s Mental Health Training In-Person Workshops, Webinars or Online Training: How to Choose What’s Best for Your Team’s Mental Health Training


How you deliver your mental health training can often be just as crucial as the content itself. Different methods work for different...

The Well-Trained Brain: How to Implement Mindfulness Training in the Office The Well-Trained Brain: How to Implement Mindfulness Training in the Office The Well-Trained Brain: How to Implement Mindfulness Training in the Office The Well-Trained Brain: How to Implement Mindfulness Training in the Office


For employees, the office can be a busy and occasionally chaotic place. Implementing mindfulness can help encourage clearer thinking and...

How Mindfulness-Based Organizational Development & Training Can Boost Your Employees’ Mental Health How Mindfulness-Based Organizational Development & Training Can Boost Your Employees’ Mental Health How Mindfulness-Based Organizational Development & Training Can Boost Your Employees’ Mental Health How Mindfulness-Based Organizational Development & Training Can Boost Your Employees’ Mental Health


Many employees in the workplace are impacted by mental health issues — and mindfulness is an inexpensive solution that can help.

How to Assist Recovering Addicts in Your Workplace How to Assist Recovering Addicts in Your Workplace How to Assist Recovering Addicts in Your Workplace 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...

Top 10 Ways to Promote Non-Sedentary Lifestyles in Your Employees Top 10 Ways to Promote Non-Sedentary Lifestyles in Your Employees Top 10 Ways to Promote Non-Sedentary Lifestyles in Your Employees Top 10 Ways to Promote Non-Sedentary Lifestyles in Your Employees


A sedentary lifestyle can increase your employees' risks of certain cancers and mental health issues — here are 10 ways you can combat that...

Crucial Differences Between DOT and Non-DOT Drug Test Requirements Crucial Differences Between DOT and Non-DOT Drug Test Requirements Crucial Differences Between DOT and Non-DOT Drug Test Requirements 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...

8 Key Injury Groupings To Be Aware Of In The Workplace 8 Key Injury Groupings To Be Aware Of In The Workplace 8 Key Injury Groupings To Be Aware Of In The Workplace 8 Key Injury Groupings To Be Aware Of In The Workplace


When it comes to a healthy workplace, safety is paramount. However, in order to implement practices that help with injury prevention, you...

7 Tricks to Limit Risk in Safety-Sensitive Workplace Positions 7 Tricks to Limit Risk in Safety-Sensitive Workplace Positions 7 Tricks to Limit Risk in Safety-Sensitive Workplace Positions 7 Tricks to Limit Risk in Safety-Sensitive Workplace Positions


If risks in a safety-sensitive workplace aren't addressed, it can translate into a higher employee turnover, reduced productivity,...

Introduction to the 12-Panel Drug Test Introduction to the 12-Panel Drug Test Introduction to the 12-Panel Drug Test Introduction to the 12-Panel Drug Test


There are many options for panel drug tests, and the 12 panel test includes the widest possible range of both illicit and prescription...

Introduction to the 10-Panel Drug Test Introduction to the 10-Panel Drug Test Introduction to the 10-Panel Drug Test Introduction to the 10-Panel Drug Test


Everything you need to know about what the 10-panel drug test covers, and why it might be the best fit for your company.

Introduction to the 8 Panel Drug Test Introduction to the 8 Panel Drug Test Introduction to the 8 Panel Drug Test Introduction to the 8 Panel Drug Test


This drug test is similar to the DOT 5-panel test, with three additions — and one notable omission.

Introduction to the 7 Panel Drug Test Introduction to the 7 Panel Drug Test Introduction to the 7 Panel Drug Test Introduction to the 7 Panel Drug Test


Companies with safety-sensitive positions or employees operating heavy machinery may require a 7-panel drug test as part of their drug...

Introduction to the 4 Panel Drug Test Introduction to the 4 Panel Drug Test Introduction to the 4 Panel Drug Test Introduction to the 4 Panel Drug Test


The 4-panel drug test offers an effective and legal way to enforce company policies as part of a drug testing program.

Cognitive Ergonomics: How It Can Transform A Safety Program Cognitive Ergonomics: How It Can Transform A Safety Program Cognitive Ergonomics: How It Can Transform A Safety Program Cognitive Ergonomics: How It Can Transform A Safety Program


Many companies have mastered physical and environmental ergonomics, but cognitive ergonomics is just as crucial to workplace safety — and...

Cannabis And Sleep Apnea: What You Need To Know Cannabis And Sleep Apnea: What You Need To Know Cannabis And Sleep Apnea: What You Need To Know Cannabis And Sleep Apnea: What You Need To Know


Researchers are currently testing the potential impact of a synthetic form of cannabis on sleep apnea sufferers. However, opinions are...

5 Sleep Apnea Technologies Companies Are Testing on Workers 5 Sleep Apnea Technologies Companies Are Testing on Workers 5 Sleep Apnea Technologies Companies Are Testing on Workers 5 Sleep Apnea Technologies Companies Are Testing on Workers


For a long time, individuals thought to be suffering from sleep apnea had limited options for diagnosing and treating the condition. Thanks...

8 Things to Know About Sleep Apnea In The Workplace 8 Things to Know About Sleep Apnea In The Workplace 8 Things to Know About Sleep Apnea In The Workplace 8 Things to Know About Sleep Apnea In The Workplace


Sleep apnea impacts workers' lives in a tremendous way. And they're not the only ones affected — for employers, the impact sleep apnea has...

When an Employee Refuses a DOT Drug Test: What Employers Need to Know When an Employee Refuses a DOT Drug Test: What Employers Need to Know When an Employee Refuses a DOT Drug Test: What Employers Need to Know When an Employee Refuses a DOT Drug Test: What Employers Need to Know


Did you know that for a DOT employee, refusal to test counts as a positive result? Here is everything you need to know as an employer about...

Opiates Vs. Opioids: What's the Difference? Opiates Vs. Opioids: What's the Difference? Opiates Vs. Opioids: What's the Difference? Opiates Vs. Opioids: What's the Difference?


What's the different between an opiate and an opioid? We take you through everything you need to know, including the recent additions to...

Guidelines for Employers With Both DOT and Non-DOT Employees Guidelines for Employers With Both DOT and Non-DOT Employees Guidelines for Employers With Both DOT and Non-DOT Employees Guidelines for Employers With Both DOT and Non-DOT Employees


Employers who have both DOT and Non-DOT employees may find themselves juggling expectations and government regulations when it comes to...

Pre-Employment Background Checks: Everything You Need To Know Pre-Employment Background Checks: Everything You Need To Know Pre-Employment Background Checks: Everything You Need To Know Pre-Employment Background Checks: Everything You Need To Know


When it comes to the hiring process, a background check is essential.

How Does eCCF Affect Workplace DOT Drug and Alcohol Testing? How Does eCCF Affect Workplace DOT Drug and Alcohol Testing? How Does eCCF Affect Workplace DOT Drug and Alcohol Testing? How Does eCCF Affect Workplace DOT Drug and Alcohol Testing?


It may seem daunting to transition from paper forms to electronic documentation, but making the switch has plenty of benefits. Implementing...

An Introduction to Ergonomic Lighting An Introduction to Ergonomic Lighting An Introduction to Ergonomic Lighting An Introduction to Ergonomic Lighting


While many people think of chairs or desks when they think of ergonomics, lighting plays a huge role in the overall ergonomics of a...

The Complexities Of Prescription Drug Use In Safety-Sensitive Positions In The Workplace The Complexities Of Prescription Drug Use In Safety-Sensitive Positions In The Workplace The Complexities Of Prescription Drug Use In Safety-Sensitive Positions In The Workplace The Complexities Of Prescription Drug Use In Safety-Sensitive Positions In The Workplace


While it's easy to determine your company policy on illegal drug use or prescription drug abuse, legitimate prescriptions are often a grey...

What To Consider When Deciding Whether You Need A TPA Or A DER What To Consider When Deciding Whether You Need A TPA Or A DER What To Consider When Deciding Whether You Need A TPA Or A DER What To Consider When Deciding Whether You Need A TPA Or A DER


Both these roles can be integral to the success of your workplace drug testing program. You simply need to figure out what your needs are...

An In-Depth Look at the Accuracy of Drug Tests An In-Depth Look at the Accuracy of Drug Tests An In-Depth Look at the Accuracy of Drug Tests An In-Depth Look at the Accuracy of Drug Tests


Drug testing is a key component of any workplace health and safety program. However, it can be tough to know what kind of testing is the...

Prescription Drug Use and DOT Drug Testing:  What You Need To Know As A Covered Employer Prescription Drug Use and DOT Drug Testing:  What You Need To Know As A Covered Employer Prescription Drug Use and DOT Drug Testing:  What You Need To Know As A Covered Employer Prescription Drug Use and DOT Drug Testing:  What You Need To Know As A Covered Employer


If you are a DOT covered employer, here is what you need to know about the use of prescription medications in your workplace and how they...

Introduction to Safety Sensitive Positions in the Workplace Introduction to Safety Sensitive Positions in the Workplace Introduction to Safety Sensitive Positions in the Workplace Introduction to Safety Sensitive Positions in the Workplace


A guide to designating jobs as safety sensitive and understanding why it matters and what it means for your workers and workplace.

7 Good Reasons to Conduct Employee Background Checks 7 Good Reasons to Conduct Employee Background Checks 7 Good Reasons to Conduct Employee Background Checks 7 Good Reasons to Conduct Employee Background Checks


A background check is all about protection — for your company, for your employees, and for the public. It's not something to be taken...