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Workplace Testing Staff

 

WorkplaceTesting.com is an online resource for employment testing and employee wellness.We are dedicated to educating companies about how to create safe, healthy and productive workforces. This includes the assessment of both current and prospective employees' health, personality, skills, abilities and traits. The use of testing in workplace settings has surged over the past decade. This can have major benefits for companies who use workplace testing, but it also makes things more complicated.WorkplaceTesting.com aims to provide information to help employers make better choices when it comes to acquiring and maintaining the fittest, safest and healthiest workforce possible.

Kyle Powell

 

Kyle Powell is the president & CEO at SureHire Occupational Health Testing, Canada's leading expert in the occupational health and wellness testing industry. SureHire Offers a national private testing network, standardized training/testing and subject matter experts.

John Hawes

 

John Hawes is the CCO and co-founder at SureHire Occupational Health Testing. John graduated in 2001 from the University of Alberta with a Bachelor of Science degree in physical therapy. As a former physical therapist, John uses his knowledge of physical therapy and interest in ergonomics and biomechanics to devise fit for work testing.

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Certifications for employees involved in a workplace drug testing program are not mandatory. However, there are several benefits associated with certification. It provides added support to employees...
An ergonomic assessment is an assessment conducted by a certified ergonomist of a job site and individual work stations. This might involve assessments of a person's activities, their equipment,...
Roadside drug screening is the term used to describe the process of carrying out a drug test on a driver who has been asked to pull over to the side of the road and complete a test. It can also be...
The Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) aims to protect an individual's health information and medical records. HIPAA regulations have been established to ensure that...
A physical demands analysis (PDA) is a process that is carried out to determine the suitability of an employee to their job role. The physical requirements of the job role are broken down into...
Physician-patient privilege is a legal concept that pertains to the medical information shared by a patient with their physician. Also know as "doctor-patient privilege," it offers some...
Federally regulated industries such as transportation and aviation must comply with federal regulations around drug testing. Private employers outside of these specific industries are generally not...
There isn't a specific certification that is required for collection personnel in drug testing. However, a training qualification should be completed to ensure the integrity of the specimen and...
The Department of Transportation (DOT) includes the following branches:Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA)Federal Aviation Administration (FAA)Federal Railroad Administration...
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 improving the quality and...
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. In general, doctors cannot...
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 transportation industry. This...
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 on injury and illness...
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 increases. In the United States,...
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 the use of small muscles in the...
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 alcohol testing program.The...
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, the provision of goods and...
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 drug and alcohol testing...
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 procedures.Subpart D covers the...
The Federal Transit Administration (FTA) is an organization within the US Department of Transportation (DOT). They provide financial and technical assistance to local public transportation systems...
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