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Let the professionals at DISA help! ‘Ask DISA’ gives employers an opportunity to ask the employee screening questions they need answered. DISA’s industry experts will reach out shortly after they research and answer each question.

Most Recent Questions

If an employee informs the employer that they are using a CBD product, what is the employers responsibility if that employee is in a safety-sensitive position?

The employer’s responsibility is to explain that there is no exception (under DOT regulations) for the use of any product that presents as THC metabolites and exceeds set thresholds on a DOT drug screen. If it is non-DOT, they should refer to the company policy. If the policy accepts CBD oil, then that should be communicated.

Category: Drug and Alcohol Testing

Can an employee test positive for marijuana from second hand smoke?

Cut-off levels have been established to rule out passive or second hand smoke inhalation.  Clinical studies have been conducted to establish the cut-offs, and the studies concluded that it is extremely unlikely for an individual to test positive due to passive or second hand smoke inhalation.

Category: Drug and Alcohol Testing

Is there a method to determine fake urine was used in a urinalysis?

Our lab partners use the most advanced screening technology, including screening methods to detect synthetic urine, to ensure quality control measures are in place for donors who try and cheat on a drug test. For more information on fake urine products and their effects on drug tests, read our fake urine blog here: https://disa.com/blog/fake-urine-and-drug-test-abuse

Category: Drug and Alcohol Testing

Do I need to run a CDLIS or worry about FMSCA regulations if my drivers only have Class B CDL's and do not go out of state?

If drivers are required to have a Class B CDL in order to operate vehicles, then the FMCSA Regulations in Part 382 and Part 383 will apply to your operations. Other areas of the regulations, such as Part 391 or Part 395, may apply to the motor carrier even if they don’t leave the state. Those sections apply to motor carriers operating in interstate commerce, which cannot be determined based solely on never leaving a given state. Interstate commerce is an activity that might occur without a truck ever leaving a single city. We advise that you contact the FMCSA for assistance in determining the applicability of the regulations.

Category: DOT Compliance

How do I dispute the information in the background check?

The quickest way to dispute a background check, that was conducted by DISA, is to complete the dispute form here:

Category: Background Check

How do I request a copy of my background check?

To request a copy of a previous background check, please click on the link below and fill out the form.

Category: Background Check

Are credit reports included in a background check?

A credit report is sourced at one of the three major credit bureaus. A credit report can reveal if an applicant has lived at a particular address or addresses for a length of time and can be an indicator of how responsibly he/she has handled personal financial affairs. In some states, this product can only be used for certain positions, such as fiduciary or executive management positions, or for certain regulated employers. Note, no credit score is provided on the credit report for employment purposes. State and local laws restrict when a credit report can be obtained for employment purposes.

Category: Background Check

What information will be included in a verification?

The background check company will contact verified previous employers to confirm dates of employment, job title, and reason for leaving. Education verifications generally confirm the year of graduation, major, degree earned, and attendance dates.

Category: Background Check