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Fleets Seek Immediate Hair-Testing Action by FMCSA

Rather than wait for a rulemaking, several major motor carriers have petitioned the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration for exemptions that would allow them to use hair-testing in lieu of urinalysis to comply with pre-employment drug testing regulations for truck drivers. Read more

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OSHA Post-Accident Testing Webinar

WorkforceQA and Visify are proud to host the following complimentary webinar on Thursday, November 17th at 2PM ET / 11AM PT: OSHA Post-Accident Testing Guidance This webinar is designed to help employers understand how the new OSHA guidelines will impact post-accident drug and alcohol testing programs. The webinar will cover: […]

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OSHA Up-Dated Post-Accident Testing Rule

On the heels of issuing yet another delay in the implementation and enforcement of its revised regulation 29 CFR Part 1904 to Dec I, 2016, OSHA posted interpretations and guidance on post-accident testing following a workplace accident with injury under Section 1904.35 of the regulation. OSHA has reiterated its position […]

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Marijuana Use & The Workplace

  Earlier this year Quest Diagnostics released its annual Drug Testing Index (DTI). The index demonstrated a disturbing trend of increases in positive drug tests over the last few years. WorkforceQA took a deeper dive into the data and explained why this is important to employers in the Workplace Drug […]

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Online Training: Medications & Safety Training for Employees

Educate Your Workforce about Safe and Responsible Use of Medications   Each year, Americans consume roughly 80% of the world’s supply of painkillers according to an online CNBC article. Highly potent synthetic opiates like Hydrocodone and Oxycodone are among the most frequently prescribed medications in the country each year. While […]

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OSHA Delays Enforcement of Rule Limiting Post-Accident Testing

The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) again delays enforcement of its new post-accident drug and alcohol testing regulatory provisions in 29 CFR 190.35. The new date, December 1, 2016, is in response to a District Court’s request for additional time to consider a pending motion in a case challenging the provisions of the new rule.

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Online Training: Medications & Safety Training for Managers

The 2014 National Survey on Drug Use and Health (NSDUH) indicates that about 6.5 million people aged 12 or older used prescription drugs non-medically in the past month. The prescription drug abuse epidemic isn’t going away. How will your company respond? The United States is in the middle of an […]

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Data Shows Drug Use In Railroad Industry On The Rise

Testing data in 2016 has shown that nearly 8 percent of workers involved in rail accidents were positive for drug use, including marijuana, cocaine, ecstasy, benzodiazepine, OxyContin and morphine, according to internal Federal documents obtained by The Washington Post. In late 2015, the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) announced […]

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Synthetic Marijuana Overdoses Increase

Between 2010 and 2015, a total of 42,138 cases of toxic exposure were logged by 101 participating hospitals and clinics and 456 cases involved synthetic cannabinoids. Synthetic marijuana (also known as “Spice” and “K2”) first hit the retail shelves in the early 2000’s. The product was found at head shops and […]