• Health Screening

    What Is A Respirator Fit Test

      A “fit test” tests the seal between the respirator’s face-piece and your face. Normally this type of verification will take approximately fifteen to twenty minutes to complete and is performed at least annually. After passing a fit test with a respirator, you must use the exact same make, model, style, and size respirator on…

  • Drug Testing Centers Nationwide

    How To Avoid A Negative Dilute Test?

    How to Avoid A Negative Dilute Test? What happens if my drug test result is a negative dilute? When your drug test result comes back as negative dilute, your employer may ask you to go in for another drug in accordance with their Drug Free Workplace Policy.  This will certainly be inconvenient for you. How do…

  • USCG Announces 2018 Random Testing Rate

    On January 19, 2018, The United States Coast Guard (USCG) announced that the minimum random drug testing rate for all “Covered” employees will remain at 25% effective January 1, 2018 through December 31, 2018.  Employers should also note that they are required to submit their 2017 Management Information Systems (MIS) reports on or before March 15,…

  • DOT Consortium

    DOT Announces An Amendment To Its Drug Testing Regulations

    Importance Notice! Effective January 1, 2018, The Department of Transportation is amending its drug-testing program regulation to add hydrocodone, hydromorphone, oxymorphone, and oxycodone to its drug-testing panel; add methylenedioxyamphetamine as an initial test analyte; and remove methylenedioxyethylamphetamine as a confirmatory test analyte. The revision of the drug-testing panel harmonizes DOT regulations with the revised HHS…

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    What Is An Occupational Health Screening? Why Should I Get One?

    Occupational health screening is a term used to describe a variety of employee health screenings required by employers. Employee health screening is a term used to describe a variety of checks and tests that help identify risks to health and wellbeing among an employee.   Occupational health screenings can be required at various stages of the…

  • Occupational Health Testing

    Occupational Health: What DOT Employers Should Know

    Occupational health is a field of healthcare involving multiple fields dedicated to the well-being and safety of employees in the workplace, with a strong focus on injury prevention and education. Some occupational health services include employee wellness, Pre-placement services, ergonomics, occupational therapy, and occupational medicine. Regardless of your company’s size or how many injuries you handle each year, an…

  • VA health

    The Importance Of VA Health Screenings

    A growing concern for the American public is the health and well being of our military veterans. These brave men and women have risked their lives for the American public, and its freedom. It is commonly known that these Americans have endured treacherous conditions that one can not fathom unless they themselves were there. That…

  • FMCSA Establishes National Drug and Alcohol Testing Clearinghouse for Commercial Truck and Bus Drivers

    FMCSA Establishes National Drug and Alcohol Testing Clearinghouse for Commercial Truck and Bus Drivers cdl-clearinghouseOn December 2, 2016, the U.S. Department of Transportation’s (DOT) Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) announced a final rule that would establish a National Drug and Alcohol Clearinghouse for commercial truck and bus drivers. The clearinghouse database will serve as…

  • DEA temporarily bans synthetic opioid ‘pink’ after 46 deaths

    DEA temporarily bans synthetic opioid ‘pink’ after 46 deaths Dec 13 2016 The U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) said it had temporarily categorized a synthetic opioid nicknamed “pink” as a dangerous drug, after receiving at least 46 reports of deaths associated with its use. There is a huge epidemic in the U.S. with regards to…

  • WADA The Updated 2017 WADA Prohibited List

    WADA The Updated 2017 WADA Prohibited List Dec 7 2016 The World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) has published the updated 2017 WADA Prohibited List, which will go into effect on January 1, 2017. This list regulates athletes, support personnel, including coaches, parents, physicians, trainers, and dieticians which should take some time to review the updated WADA Prohibited…

  • New FRA Rules Expand Drug and Alcohol Testing

    New FRA Rules Expand Drug and Alcohol Testing Dec 1 2016 Separate rules increase protections, add Maintenance of Way workers to drug and alcohol testing policy The U.S. Department of Transportation’s (DOT) Federal Railroad Administration (FRA) announced it has issued two final rules to better protect railroad employees working on or near railroad tracks. One…