DOT Amending Drug Testing Program - Effective 1/1/2018

Effective 1/1/2018 the DOT drug testing panel will include marijuana, cocaine, amphetamines, phencyclidine (PCP), and opiates as well as four semi-synthetic opioids (i.e., hydrocodone, oxycodone, hydromorphone, oxymorphone).

posted on 12.20.2017

Playing the Odds With Commerical Driver Substance Abuse

The chances of a DOT driver testing positive for drug or alcohol use are very low, but with fines as high as $25,000 to $30,000 per violation, it only takes one incident to reinforce the need to work with medical service providers that ensure that your program is in compliance.

posted on 03.14.2017

New OSHA Rule Takes a Hard Look at Post-Injury or Illness Drug Testing

On May 12, 2016, OSHA issued a new final rule, “Improve Tracking of Workplace Injuries and Illnesses.” The new rule, also known as the Electronic Recordkeeping rule, takes effect Jan. 1, 2017, and requires certain employers to electronically submit injury and illness data that they are already required to record on their onsite OSHA Injury and Illness forms. Furthermore, this new rule contains a precedent-setting OSHA position on non-federally mandated post-injury or illness drug testing.

posted on 08.15.2016