DOT Publishes CY 2011 Random Drug & Alcohol Testing Rates

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The Office of Drug & Alcohol Policy & Compliance (ODAPC) has published the random drug and alcohol test rates for calendar year 2011. The chart below outlines the annual minimum drug and alcohol random testing rates established within Department of Transportation (DOT) Agencies and the USCG for 2011.     NOTE: Employers (and C/TPAs) subject […]

4 Factors Employers Need to Consider About Medical Marijuana

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State legislation regarding medical marijuana has created many gray areas for employers when creating drug free workplace policies and evaluating drug testing results. Even if an employer is not operating in one of the states that has legalized the use of medical marijuana, the issue is being debated in many state legislatures and could be […]

Improve CSA 2010 Compliance with an Effective Drug and Health Screening Program

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Many motor carriers today are asking what CSA (Comprehensive Safety Analysis) 2010 means to their organizations. While the fundamental safety requirements for motor carriers and drivers have not altered appreciably under CSA 2010, the method for evaluating and rating how a company meets those requirements has changed dramatically. HireRightHireRight is a leading provider of on-demand […]

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DOT Issues Position on Medical Marijuana

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The US Department of Justice (DOJ) recently issued guidelines for Federal prosecutors in states that have enacted laws authorizing the use of “medical marijuana.” The DOJ guidance would seem to, at least partially, counter Department of Transportation (DOT) rules concerning the use of marijuana. It is very important that DOT regulated employers understand the DOT’s […]

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Best Practices for a Drug-Free Workplace Program

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Over the past decade, drug testing has become an important safety issue in the workplace. In a recent survey conducted by the American Management Association, 80% of companies indicated they test for drug usage by job candidates and/or current employees as part of the employment screening process. It is not only important that companies have […]

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The Hidden Costs of Workplace Substance Abuse

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Injuries on the job, and resulting workers compensation claims, along with high absenteeism and tardiness, are among the known costs associated with workplace substance abuse that drain corporate profits. Less well understood, however, are the many other hidden and indirect costs associated with substance abuse that can exact a far higher cost. As an employer, […]