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What is the expiration date of an oral fluid test?

Our preferred vendor partner, Orasure, utilizes the Intercept oral fluid collection device, which expires 24 months from the date of manufacture. So typically, they may have an 18-20-month date when received.

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.

"Currently, 49 states and the District of Columbia already allow 18 to 20-year-old CDL holders to operate CMVs in intrastate commerce—meaning under-21 drivers may currently drive within state borders, such as from Houston to El Paso or from Miami to Tallahassee." Additionally, the FMCSA proposed a new under-21 commercial driver pilot program for interstate commerce in 2020 that is still pending "thoughts and opinions". More information can be found on the FMCSA Proposed Pilot Program page. A similar program was launched for military members in 2018 and was proposed two years earlier before officially launching.

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What is DISA program?

DISA offers several programs accommodating industry-specific workplace safety needs, including background check, drug and alcohol testing, DOT-mandated services, occupational health, transportation compliance, entertainment compliance, and more.