How Does the FMCSA Clearinghouse Help Me?

If your business is regulated by the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA), you have surely heard of the FMCSA Clearinghouse by now. If you haven’t heard of the FMCSA Clearinghouse, you must contact your Drug and Alcohol Consortium or Third Party Administrator (C/TPA) to get enrolled! What is the FMCSA Clearinghouse? The FMCSA opened…

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Drug and Alcohol Testing: 10 Reasons to Do It

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If you supervise or employ safety sensitive workers, the lack of a drug and alcohol testing program could cost you a fortune in lost productivity and accident claims. Did you know nearly 25% of workers have admitted to drinking during the workday at least once during a year? Did you know nearly one-fifth of workers…

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14 Answers to Return to Duty Drug Testing Questions

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1. What is return to duty drug testing? Return to duty drug testing most commonly occurs within safety-sensitive positions. It’s a single test required by the Department of Transportation (DOT) performed at a scheduled time followed by successful completion of a drug and alcohol recovery program.  Those managing the general workforce are free to set…

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COVID-19 caused Drug Use Increase

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A study released last week revealed what many have suspected: the Covid-19 Pandemic has resulted in a drug use increase. The study, co-authored by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services and Millennium Health, found higher drug test positivity rates for cocaine, fentanyl, heroin, and methamphetamine positivity. Rates of drug use increase Since the…

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The Lobdock Advantage

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Workplace safety compliance programs are often clearly defined by state and federal agencies, like DOT. But if you are a private company, developing and maintaining an effective drug and alcohol testing policy can become a full-time job. How can Lobdock help you deliver these results without spending the time it’s taking you now?

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Marijuana and Pre-Employment Drug Testing

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While marijuana use is still federally illegal, many states have either legalized it in some capacity or are considering a law change. We often hear about another state voting on some type of legal marijuana use and regulation. To date, most states have remained employer friendly for managing marijuana use in the workplace, but now…

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Detect THC Use with New Breathalyzer

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As more states legalize marijuana, it’s becoming difficult for employers to manage its use among employees. How do you manage a productive business while employees are legally allowed to use marijuana products? Can ensure everyone’s safety? How do you balance legalized drugs and workplace safety? Marijuana Use at Work States give employers preference when it…

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Is Post-Accident Drug Testing Required?

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If you employ safety-sensitive workers, you know about the inevitability of accidents, even if your drug and alcohol testing policy is solid. What do you do when you get that dreaded call that one of your employees has been involved in an accident? Is post-accident drug testing always required? According to the U.S. Department of…

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