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Marijuana Impaired Driving Enforcement Proves Difficult

Some great statements regarding marijuana impairment and how it metabolizes in a recent article “Technically, is it possible to measure THC in breath? Yes,” said Barry Sample, a board-certified toxicologist, senior director of science and technology for New Jersey-based Quest Diagnostics and manager of the lab’s employer drug testing division. “There’s been some early work...
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Final Rule Issued to Improve Tracking of Workplace Injuries and Illnesses

Different trade releases and delays have been in the news concerning OSHA  Regulations but the  one with the most implications on Workplace Drug Policies has taken begun. One OSHA article sites Jan 1 2017 as the effective date  which appears they are giving until the beginning of January for companies to adjust their practices, if...
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Final Ruling for National Drug and Alcohol Testing Clearinghouse for Commercial Truck and Bus Drivers

The final rule requires motor carriers, medical review officers, third-party administrators, and substance abuse professionals to report information about drivers who:
  • Test positive for drugs or alcohol;
  • Refuse drug and alcohol testing; and
  • Undergo the return-to-duty drug and alcohol rehabilitation process.
Additionally, motor carriers will be required to annually search the clearinghouse for current employees, and...
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EEOC Sues Casino Owner Which In Turn Sues Drug Testing Company For Neglecting MRO Process

A Sioux Falls casino owner sued for disability discrimination says it denied a job to a woman who failed a drug screening because its testing agency failed to check if her painkiller prescription was valid. M.G. Oil counter-sued TestPoint Paramedical last week, saying its failure to follow-up is the reason for the federal lawsuit. The Equal Opportunity Employment...
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