DISA Global Solutions would like to start 2019 with a quick look back on some of our most impactful articles from 2018. With the constant changing of marijuana laws state-by state and the continued rise of the opioid epidemic, the drug testing industry was busy keeping up with all the changes. DISA is focused on helping employers maintain best practices that provide protection for their companies and ensure a safer workplace. In 2018, we addressed a number of growing industry issues, trends, and news across drug testing, background screening, and transportation topics.
Drug Testing Articles
- Oklahoma has one of the least restrictive medical marijuana programs in the country. Find out how this affects the workplace:
» Oklahoma’s Medical Marijuana Laws
- The cost of substance abuse leads to higher insurance premiums, employee turnover, absenteeism, and increase in accidents, workers compensation claims, and errors, while also lowering employee productivity. Calculate the costs of drug abuse on your company with DISA’s calculator:
» Substance Abuse in Safety-Sensitive Positions Leads to Higher Costs
- The opioid epidemic has made it difficult for addicts to obtain prescription drugs and instead are turning to alternatives, such as heroin. Learn more about the dangers of prescription drugs and what you can do to prevent drug abuse in the workplace:
» The Next Gateway Drug: How Prescription Drugs Have Started a New Epidemic
- Prescription drugs are legal, but employers can designate Medical Disclosure Policies for safety-sensitive positions. If you don’t already have a Medical Disclosure Policy to protect your company and employees, learn more here:
» The Importance of Medical Disclosure Policies – Preventing Legal Drug Abuse in Your Workplace
- Although CBD oil products claim to have under 0.3% THC, they remain unregulated, leading to unreliable levels of THC. As CBD oil is still a fairly new topic, it’s important to educate yourself, as well as your employees about CBD oil’s potential to cause a positive drug test.
» Will CBD Oil Result in a Positive Drug Test?
Background Screening Articles
- In some states, Ban-the-Box laws require employers to remove the box on a job application that asks if you’ve ever been convicted of a crime, incarcerated, or arrested. Find out what this means for you as an employer:
» Ban the Box Initiatives: How They Affect Your Company?
- The FCRA has specific requirements for employers to follow when choosing not to hire someone based on the information provided in a background check. Learn about the adverse action process and why it’s important to always implement it during your hiring procedures:
» Don’t Risk Unlawful Termination Lawsuits: Adverse Action Notices are the Law
- Employers are concerned with their hiring procedures when cities, such as San Francisco are dropping marijuana convictions. This process removes misdemeanors and non-violent charges related to marijuana. Read more here:
» California Cities Dropping Thousands of Marijuana Convictions
- Individuals with insulin-treated diabetes mellitus (ITDM) no longer have to obtain an exemption in order to operate a CMV.
» The FMCSA Revises Rule Allowing Individuals with Diabetes to Operate a CMV
- The FMCSA is enforcing a new ELDT rule, which improves the safety of CMVs. To make sure you’re meeting compliance read more:
» FMCSA Making Nation’s Highways Safer with New Entry-Level Driver Training (ELDT) Rule
- The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) issued an ELD Mandate that requires commercial drivers who log Hours of Service (HOS) records to use an electronic logging device or ELD.
» The ELD Mandate Effective as of April 1st: Would you Pass an FMCSA Audit?
- Ever-growing issues like the opioid epidemic and the legalization of recreational marijuana only add to the deadly trends of drugged driving. Find out more about the dangers of drugged driving:
» Drugged Driving More Fatal Than Drunk Driving
As we progress into 2019, DISA will continue to bring awareness to the latest in drug testing, background screening, and transportation news, updates, and growing trends. To stay in the loop, follow us on LinkedIn or Facebook or Twitter!
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