Employers Concerned About Shift in U.S. Drug Use Rates

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While the share of workers who test positive for illegal drug use has dropped significantly since 1998, the rate of workers testing positive for prescription drugs has skyrocketed. Quest Diagnostics, a leading drug testing laboratory network, reviewed more than 125 million urine tests administered since 1988. Seventy-five percent of drug tests were conducted for pre-employment […]


4 Best Practices for Thorough Criminal and Public Record Checks

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Background checks would be simpler if one all-encompassing database housed every piece of relevant information an employer needs to make an informed hiring decision. But, unfortunately, that resource does not exist. Nor is there a standardized checklist an organization can follow to ensure its searches return all the information necessary to fully evaluate a given […]


The Myth of the National Criminal Database

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If you’re a fan of movie or TV crime dramas, then you’re probably familiar with that one moment that always seems to happen in these works of fiction—when the lead detective orders a junior officer to “run a background check on the suspect” and, amazingly, a few clicks of the keyboard later, they’ve got everything […]

National Registry of Certified Medical Examiners

What should Motor Carriers and Bus Operators expect from the new National Registry of Certified Medical Examiners?

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The National Registry of Certified Medical Examiners (National Registry) is a new Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) program designed to help improve highway safety and driver health. The program will require all medical examiners (MEs) who wish to perform DOT physical examinations for commercial vehicle drivers to be certified by May 21, 2014. All […]