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Are you drug testing your entire company at one time?

February 20, 2017

Company Wide Drug Sweep Our company facilitates over a hundred thousand drug tests each year for many industries throughout the United States, including pre-employment, random, post-accident, reasonable suspicion and drug sweep testing. Recently we noticed a pattern of abnormally high positive drug test results when performing company-wide drug sweeps. Over the past year one of our regional offices performed approximately seven large-scale company sweeps. One company had over 30% of their 150 employees test positive... Read More »

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USA Mobile Drug Testing Announces Paperless DOT Drug Testing

December 19, 2016

December 19, 2016 – Effective immediately, USA Mobile Drug Testing (USAMDT) can provide paperless DOT drug testing to our DOT regulated employers. Our USAMDT compliance specialists throughout the United States are very excited about this new service. DOT regulated employers will be able to contract with USAMDT for electronic paperless DOT drug testing also known as eCCF. Both existing clients and new clients will need to insure accounts are set up indicating the request for... Read More »

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OSHA and Post Accident Drug Testing

December 19, 2016

The new rule is final and in effect being enforced as of December 1, 2016. Though the text of the final rule entitled Improve Tracking of Workplace Injuries and Illnesses; does not specifically address mandatory post-accident drug and alcohol testing, OSHA’s commentary accompanying the final rules specifies that the agency views mandatory or blanket post-accident testing as deterring the reporting of workplace safety incidents. OSHA’s new rules on electronic reporting of workplace injuries requires employers... Read More »

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Massuchetts Policy on Marijuana and Drug Testing

November 28, 2016

The Massachusetts Act for the Humanitarian Medical Use of Marijuana (Medical Marijuana Law), became effective on January 1, 2013. There is nothing in the Medical Marijuana Law that prevents employers from prohibiting employees from working while under the influence of marijuana. On November 8, 2016, Massachusetts citizens voted in favor of legalizing the possession and use of marijuana for recreational purposes. This law prohibits marijuana use in public places or anywhere else smoking is prohibited.... Read More »

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New Update on OSHA and Post Accident Testing – October 25, 2016

October 25, 2016

Re: OSHA Final Rule – 1904.35(b)(1)(i) and (iv) The drug testing industry and employers alike have suffered anxiety lately over the recent OSHA claims prohibiting post-accident drug testing. The recent OSHA ruling has a goal to improve tracking of workplace injuries and illnesses and to preserve employee’s right to report injuries and illnesses free from retaliation. OSHA has clarified it’s position on post-accident drug testing. The rule does not ban appropriate disciplinary, incentive, or drug-testing... Read More »

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Time limit on Reasonable Suspicion Drug Testing

September 12, 2016

Is there a time limit on reasonable suspicion drug testing? There is a common misconception that post-accident and reasonable suspicion testing have the same timeframes and time limits; however, they do not. Whereas all post-accident drug testing is to be conducted within 32 hours of the accident, there is no similar time frame or time limit on when to conduct a reasonable suspicion drug test. When a trained supervisor makes a determination that a reasonable... Read More »