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What is the importance of occupational health?

A well-designed occupational health program is key to ensuring that your organization and employees stay safe while on the job. Companies that follow best practices in occupational health can appreciate:

Category: Occupational Health

What is FormFox?

DISA partners with FormFox, the nation’s leading provider of Electronic Custody and Control Forms (eCCF) and electronic workflow solutions, to provide integrated solutions for workplace drugs of abuse testing and occupational health services. As a result, common collector errors and omissions are avoided, while also shortening the entire drug testing cycle by instantaneously delivering the electronic CCF and related data to key stakeholders like the MRO, TPA, Employer and Lab.

Category: Drug and Alcohol Testing

What is considered actual knowledge of a Clearinghouse violation?

Employers who have actual knowledge that a driver has used alcohol or controlled substances in violation of Subpart B of Part 382 must report such violations to the Clearinghouse, in accordance with § 382.705(b)(4). Service agents, such as a consortium/third-party administrator (C/TPA), acting on the employer’s behalf may also report actual knowledge violations, as long as they comply with the reporting requirements in § 382.705(b)(4). Actual knowledge, as defined in § 382.107, is based on the employer’s direct observation of the employee, information provided by the driver’s previous employer(s), a traffic citation for driving a CMV while under the influence of alcohol or controlled substances, or an employee’s admission of alcohol or controlled substances use, except as provided in § 382.121.

Category: DOT Compliance

What is an MVR?

 A Motor Vehicle Record (MVR) pulls information regarding a driver’s history from a state’s Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV). This is part of the background check process for those who work in the transportation industry that aims to help employers hire applicants who have a reliable driving record and maintain safety and compliance on our roads.

Category: DOT Compliance

What is SafetyNet Criminal Jurisdiction?

The SafetyNet product is DISA's NatCrim product. It generates information from hundreds of different data sources to provide an applicant's address history, name variations, and aliases. The information comes from three general categories: credit bureau header data, commercially available sources like utilities and phone companies, and public sources such as property records, licenses, etc. This information is utilized by DISA as a pointer file to ensure the necessary jurisdictions and aliases are searched for records pertaining to an applicant. This information is utilized internally and our clients do not view the data returned per FCRA regulations.

Category: Background Check

Is being referred to occupational health a bad thing?

No, occupational health was designed to enhance workplace safety. Companies that follow best practices in occupational health can expect reduced risk and costs, enhanced employee performance and productivity, litigation avoidance, reduced employee turnover rates, and more.

Category: Occupational Health

Does occupational health ask for medical records?

Depending on the industry and the specific job, an employee may be asked to undergo certain occupational health medical services to ensure that they are physically fit and capable of performing the tasks required of the job. In such circumstances, it may be necessary for occupational health physicians and licensed health care professionals (PLHCP) to ask for medical records to further evaluate and make a safe decision regarding any underlying health conditions an employee may have that could pose a risk while on the job. For example, an employee undergoing a CDL physical exam who has a positive medical history may require additional medical documentation such as labs, diagnostic testing, etc.

Category: Occupational Health

Do employers have to follow occupational health recommendations?

Depending on the industry, some employers are required to abide by federal and state regulations and laws for workforce health and safety.

Category: Occupational Health