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DOT to Expand Federal Drug Testing Panel

DOT to Expand Federal Drug Testing Panel

The DOT is amending its Federal drug testing program to include four DEA Schedule II Opioid drugs; sometimes collectively referred to as “Expanded Opiates” testing. The Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) proposed document is a revision of the Mandatory...

Drug Testing Cannot Be Overlooked For These Seasonal Jobs

Drug Testing Cannot Be Overlooked For These Seasonal Jobs

Seasonal employees can often be dismissed by employers as needing drug testing, whether it's because they don't believe it's worth it or they simply don't care. However, drug testing is economical and mandatory testing is important for those seasonal workers that...

Pharmacogenetics Testing & Your Employees

Pharmacogenetics Testing & Your Employees

Pharmacogenetics is the study of how your genes affect your body’s response to medications. Of the thousands of genes your body has in it, some are responsible for how you processes medications. The process looks for variants in genes that may determine whether a...

Is Your Perfect Applicant On a Government Watch List?

Is Your Perfect Applicant On a Government Watch List?

You could find the applicant who you think is the absolute best fit for the position, they seem up-front, driven, and ready to start. However, a few months into the job the police show up and arrest your new hire who has been going by an alias and has been on the run...

Who Are You Hiring? Background Screen Your Employees

Who Are You Hiring? Background Screen Your Employees

Background checks keep your employees, clients, and business safe. Your employees are the most important investment you can make as a company. Unfortunately, investments can be a gamble and the bad employees can cost your company a lot in terms of time, money, and...

Why Your Business Needs a Third Party Administrator

Why Your Business Needs a Third Party Administrator

Every workplace is unique, so why have a standard testing policy? The best way to get the most out of workplace drug testing is to design a customized plan with a third party administrator that you, the employer, understand and are able to implement. Testing policies...

What is OSHA & Why Are Their Guidelines So Important?

What is OSHA & Why Are Their Guidelines So Important?

The Occupational Safety and Health Act was signed into law on Dec. 29, 1970 by President Richard Nixon. OSHA helps companies protect their employees and reduce workplace related illnesses, injuries and deaths. OSHA has been credited with decreasing the number of...

On-Site vs Off-Site Employee Screening

On-Site vs Off-Site Employee Screening

As an employer, there are a hundred tasks that can get in your way and delay doing drug testing. What is the most efficient way to test your employees for drugs and for other occupational needs to get them working as soon as possible? On-Site Testing On-site drug...

Keep a Safe Workplace with Annual Asbestos Screenings

Keep a Safe Workplace with Annual Asbestos Screenings

November is Lung cancer Awareness Month, so this is the perfect time to do an employee HAZMAT/asbestos screening. If your workers could potentially be exposed to hazardous materials you know that according to OSHA guidelines you need to test employees prior to...

Random Drug Testing or Reasonable Suspicion?

Random Drug Testing or Reasonable Suspicion?

Drug testing in the workplace has been commonplace since 1986, but with the prevalence of medicinal marijuana and spreading legalization, the question of drug testing is more debatable than ever. Why It’s Important to Continue Random Drug Testing Safety: In fields...

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