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Mar 16

PART 2 - Employment & Background Checks: What Do They Want To Know?

Why Is My Employer Asking For A Background Check?  Last week, we discussed the basic info about employee background checks--- what they are, the wait ...
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Mar 16
Mar 2

The Rise of Drug Abuse & Your Business

Drug use is on the rise. In almost every measurable category, we see a surge in substance abuse. In light of these increasing numbers, the question ...
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Mar 2
Feb 16

Medical Surveillance and Occupational Health Management

What is Medical Surveillance? When you say the words “medical surveillance,” it sounds almost ominous, doesn’t it? This term may not be used in ...
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Feb 16
Jan 15

Seasonal advice in the South: Adverse Driving Conditions in the winter

In Texas, our rainy season is from December to May. And, that rain falls differently depending where you are in Texas. In Houston, it’s regular and ...
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Jan 15
Jul 15

DOT Physical: Protecting the company and the employee

A physical exam varies depending on the job and the time on the job. The purpose of a physical is to protect the worker from overexertion or strain, ...
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Jul 15
Apr 23

On-site drug testing safely during COVID-19

Drug and alcohol abuse is on the rise. We know that both anecdotally and through statistical analysis of post-traumatic events and current marijuana ...
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Apr 23
Mar 10

Does more drug testing equal a drug-free workplace?

Does running more drug tests equal fewer workers coming to work under the influence? Not necessarily.
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Mar 10
Feb 20

DOT recommends against CBD oil

We have been posting on CBD oil for quite some time, and our CEO strongly recommends against its use for those who will be subjected to ...
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Feb 20
Feb 18

Comply with the new FMCSA drug testing rate in 5 steps

In January, the FMCSA kicked off the new Drug and Alcohol Clearinghouse with required registration for all employers who fall under FMCSA regulation. ...
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Feb 18
Jan 22

FMCSA Clearinghouse Issues Arise

Employers can continue hiring with 49 CFR 391.23(e) procedures  
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Jan 22
Jan 6

Change in DOT FMCSA random drug testing rate

On December 27, the FMCSA announced that the annual percentage rate for random drug testing will increase from 25% to 50% of the average number of ...
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Jan 6
Oct 25

FMCSA Clearinghouse Registration Assistance Available

The Clearinghouse is now open for registration for all parties involved, and it is required for any company and driver who operates within FMCSA ...
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Oct 25
Sep 27

Is your company following the DOT testing procedures?

Does your drug testing company fully understand the DOT drug testing and collections procedures? If not, your employees’ drug testing results could ...
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Sep 27
Jul 16

Should you use continuous monitoring for your drivers?

In Houston, few companies can offer continuous driver monitoring; however, this monthly, bi-monthly or quarterly service can protect your company ...
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Jul 16
Jul 3

What's the difference between driving high and driving drunk?

With the increasing legalization of marijuana in the Southwest and the summertime heat, Houston law enforcement officials continue to deal with ...
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Jul 3
Jun 27

8 Ways Fleet Drivers Can Stay Alert

Fleet drivers are challenged with many obstacles in remaining awake and alert while on the job. Although there are many safety precautions ...
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Jun 27
Jun 20

Do I need Occupational Health Management for my Business?

The short answer, yes. Regardless of your business type, you need an occupational health management program. The specifics may change; for example, ...
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Jun 20
May 14

3 Drug Testing Methodologies

When a company implements or reviews their Drug Free Workplace Program there is a lot to consider, one important factor is the testing method that ...
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May 14
May 9

Reasonable Suspicion Testing: More Relevant than Ever

In April, New York banned marijuana testing for a number of positions, and more employers are choosing to avoid marijuana testing in their hiring ...
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May 9
Feb 21

Drug testing required for unemployment benefits in Texas

In 2017, SB 21 amended Texas State employment laws to “require mandatory drug screening as a condition for the receipt of unemployment compensation ...
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Feb 21
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