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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
No one likes change but, you gotta do it when it involves your railroad safety procedures. In 2017, the Federal Railroad Administration (FRA) is changing the post-accident drug and alcohol testing requirements. It's the railroad employers responsibility to put these in place. We summarized the changes to help you prepare.
At the core of any successful drug-testing program is a written policy. And despite what you may have heard there is no such thing as a "model," one-size-fits-all drug testing policy.