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Hagen DeRouen

Hagen DeRouen

Co-founder & CEO at Screensoft. 5+ years experience with employment screening program management and guidance. Certifications including FCRA basic, MRO assistant, and professional collector trainer. 

Jul 16

PHMSA Drug & Alcohol Testing Regulations [SlideShare]

The DOT and PHMSA drug and alcohol testing regulations can be confusing. This is especially true if you're starting a new business or have landed in a new safety position. If you're looking for training resources, this presentation is for you.

Jul 12

Loading Dock Safety Tips For Truckers and Warehouse Workers [Infographic]

Accidents happen, but the last place you want them to happen is in your warehouse. Accidents and carelessness on the loading dock can lead to damaged goods and lost time, as well as serious injuries and costly lawsuits. The vast majority of accidents that occur on loading docks and warehouses could have been avoided if only those involved followed the proper safety procedures.

Workplace Drug & Alcohol Screening - How We Help

Workplace drug and alcohol screening (aka "drug and alcohol testing"). For most employers, this is a scary subject. The administrative burden, costs, and legalities can strike fear in any business. Luckily, Screensoft is here to solve these challenges.

5 Types Of Drug Testing Consortia For Your Business

Implementing a drug and alcohol testing program for your business is a significant undertaking. One common method of reducing these challenges is by joining a drug testing consortium. Most employers don't realize there are five common types of drug testing consortia. Each has their own advantages and disadvantages. If you plan on joining a drug testing consortium, it's important to identify the right model for your business.

Feb 06

5 Tips To Optimize Driver Retention [SlideShare]

Retaining experienced drivers is something all carriers worry about. The rigors of trucking cause many qualified over-the-road drivers to burn out. But, there are some simple tips carriers can follow or pass along to encourage drivers to maintain a more balanced lifestyle while on the road.

DOT Changes Workplace Drug Testing Rules In 2018

On November 13th, 2017, the United States Department of Transportation (DOT) published a final rule in the Federal Register. These changes will affect all DOT-regulated employers. They'll also have an impact on State aka "Non-DOT" workplace drug testing programs. Employers with workplace drug testing programs should understand the impact that these changes will have. 

DOT Changes Drug Testing Panel - Adds Opioids

The Department of Transportation (DOT) changed its drug-testing program regulations. They've added four semi-synthetic opioids to the DOT drug testing panel. DOT regulated employers should understand how this affects their drug testing program. Employers should also take steps to stay in compliance. 

HHS Updates Federal Workplace Drug Testing Panel - Adds Opioids

In January 2017, the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) revised the Mandatory Guidelines for Federal Workplace Drug Testing Programs for urine drug testing. These go into effect October 1, 2017. Employers should understand how these may affect their Department of Transportation (DOT) workplace drug testing programs. Also, they should be proactive in implementing any changes. 

Jul 28

FMCSA Drug and Alcohol Testing Program Regulations [SlideShare]

The DOT and FMCSA drug and alcohol testing program regulations can be confusing. This is especially true if you're starting a new trucking company or are in a new safety position. If you're looking for training resources, this presentation is for you.

Jun 11

FRA Covers Maintenance of Way Employees For Drug and Alcohol Testing

Since 1985 the Federal Railroad Administration (FRA) hasn't had a major update to its drug and alcohol regulations. Recently, there have been changes that will go into effect as of June 12, 2017. The FRA has estimated that the changes will affect over 400 Maintenance of Way contractors and 695 small railroad companies. Railroad employers should know if their business is affected by these updates and, if they are, put in place the correct requirements. 

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