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Marijuana testing in the workplace

With states from the East Coast to the West Coast passing legislation pertaining to urine testing of employees for marijuana it seems timely to discuss  the diverse testing methods available. This awareness can help companies maintain a drug free workplace that includes marijuana instead of reactively removing it from your company's list of tested drugs....
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2023 Annual Supervisor Training Sessions

Minert has just released the 2023 schedule for the annual supervisor training sessions. 2023-supervisor-training-conference This class fulfills the DOT requirement found in CFR 382.603 that a supervisor receive training before they can require an employee to be tested for reasonable suspicion. Objectives are: -Describe the regulations that apply to reasonable suspicion testing, including the alcohol and drug prohibitions. -Identify...
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FMCSA Clearinghouse Query Satisfies Pre-employment Investigation starting January 6, 2023

Employers should be aware that starting January 6, 2023 the requirement to investigate whether a prospective driver had a previous drug and alcohol program  violation will be satisfied by only completing the FMCSA Clearinghouse Pre-employment Query. The Clearinghouse contains three years of violation history but for employees that worked in agencies other than the FMCSA...
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FMCSA announces that it is increasing the minimum annual percentage rate for random controlled substances testing for drivers of commercial motor vehicles (CMVs) requiring a commercial driver’s license (CDL)

DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION [4910-EX-P] Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration Annual Random Controlled Substances Testing Percentage Rate for Calendar Year 2020 AGENCY: Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA), DOT. ACTION: Notice of program change. SUMMARY: The FMCSA announces that it is increasing the minimum annual percentage rate for random controlled substances testing for drivers of commercial...
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