Heroin is a powerful narcotic classed as a Schedule 1 drug under the Drug Enforcement Administration’s (DEA) Controlled Substances Act. Drugs in this category have a high potential for addiction and abuse with no currently accepted medical use in treatment within the United States. It’s processed from morphine which is a naturally occurring substance extracted Read more »
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2023 DOT Drug Test Review
Drug testing safety-sensitive employees helps ensure everyone’s safety when traveling. The Department of Transportation (DOT) requires all safety-sensitive employees to submit to a drug test. DOT drug testing began back in 1986 when President Ronald Reagan implemented the Drug-Free Workplace Program as part of the war on drugs. It required, both, pre-employment drug testing and Read more »
What is a Pipe?
Judging from the image, it’s pretty obvious that many things qualify as a pipe. Believe it or not, even cardboard tubes can suffice. Granted, those types are generally reserved for teens or addicts who find themselves in a pinch. The question we need to ask, perhaps is what are these—often handmade—devices used for? In short, Read more »
Employee Background Screening: Pre-Employment Only?
Not all employers use employee background screening as part of their company’s hiring process. Those who do most likely run a pre-employment check. Then, once a candidate is brought on board, they are never subjected to another. That’s neither here nor there in most cases. That’s because the majority of people in the workforce don’t Read more »
Marijuana Legalization Doesn’t Mean It’s Not a Drug
If you tell someone who approves of marijuana legalization that it doesn’t change the fact that it’s a drug they’re apt to downplay your statement. The majority of our society now deems marijuana as being a “harmless” drug because its effects are mild. Users have gained the reputation of being laid back and carefree. The Read more »
Breaker 1-9: DOT Announces End to Contacting Previous Employers
Truckers keep trucking and time keeps rolling along—those are two facts you can count on. The Department of Transportation (DOT) brought both into focus when they announced that Friday, January 6, 2023, marks the date that employers no longer need to contact previous employers. The date was set on the opening day of the Federal Read more »