truck driver taking pills by truck requires return to duty drug testing

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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A study released last week revealed what many have suspected: drug use has increased as a result of the response to the COVID-19 pandemic. 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…

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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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While marijuana use is still federally illegal, most states have either legalized it in some capacity or are about to. Every few months we hear about another state voting on some type of marijuana use and regulation. How are employers supposed to balance a safe workplace with legalized marijuana use? Many use pre-employment testing to…

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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? How can ensure everyone’s safety? How do you balance legalized drugs and workplace safety? Marijuana Use at Work States give employers preference when…

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DOT semi truck accident under a bridge

If you employ safety-sensitive workers, you know accidents are inevitable 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? According to the U.S. Department of Labor, drug and alcohol use at work may…

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An interesting conversation with one of our trucking company owners brought to light a misunderstanding. He believed he had to assign a different TPA (Third Party Administrator) for each of his locations. Our client had more than one driver, each based in a different state. He thought that Oklahoma City-based Lobdock Impairment Detection could only…

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Random drug testing is one of the easiest ways to improve workplace safety, not because you may catch drug users, although you may. That’s not the point. Random Drug Testing deters drug use and ensures a sober workforce without singling out specific employees. Detecting drug use among employees is nearly impossible. Once the signs are…

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