Industry Sessions

Elevate Your Knowledge

Engaging sessions await at Day with DISA. We dove into 15 comprehensive sessions covering drug and alcohol testing, background checks, DOT and transportation compliance, occupational health, and much more.

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Day with DISA is one of North America's largest employee screening conferences. Since its inception, Day with DISA has had more than 4,500 registered attendees and presented to 10,000+ participants during our annual conference. Attendees chose from 15 sessions ranging from six different categories, including Drug Testing, Background, Transportation, Occupational Health, Employer Challenges, and an overview of DISA.

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Drug and Alcohol Testing

No matter the industry, addressing drug and alcohol testing is crucial for employers. No matter if you were establishing or refining your testing protocol, our sessions provided insights tailored to your organization's needs, ensuring adherence to compliance and industry benchmarks. Given the evolving landscape of CBD oil usage and frequent shifts in state marijuana laws, it's essential for employers to be well-informed about local regulations. This knowledge aids in shaping company testing policies, mitigating legal risks, and upholding a work environment that aligns with industry best practices.


State Drug Testing Law Overview and Deep Dive Into California & Washington​

Description: Delve into the complexities of drug testing laws with a primary focus on California and Washington in our specialized webinar. This session is designed to provide a concise overview of the general landscape of state drug testing laws, swiftly moving to a detailed exploration of the unique legal frameworks in California and Washington. As these states often set precedents in employment law, understanding their specific regulations is vital for employers, especially those operating in multiple states.

Key Takeaways:

  • • Key aspects of California and Washington's drug testing laws.
  • • Strategies for compliance in these states.
    • Impact of these laws on broader drug testing policies.

Marijuana Legislation: Today & Tomorrow

Description: With marijuana legalization in flux, employers find themselves in uncharted territory. Dive deep into current legislative considerations, forecast future expectations, and determine the best steps for employers to stay compliant and informed.

Key Takeaways:

  • • Current state of marijuana legislation.
  • • Predictions for the future of marijuana in the workplace.
  • • Action steps for employer compliance.

Panel: Drug Testing Trends & Expert Insights

Description: As drug testing landscapes shift, it’s crucial for HR professionals to stay updated. Join our panel of distinguished experts as they dissect current trends, from oral fluid considerations in California to state-by-state legislation nuances, and share their seasoned recommendations.

Key Takeaways:

  • • Overview of current drug testing trends.
  • • Expert insights on state-specific legislation.
  • • Best practices for navigating complex landscapes.

Cultivating a Safe Workplace Culture

Description: The safety of a workplace is paramount. In this session, we'll delve into specific industry threats and challenges related to drug use. Explore actionable solutions, understand common challenges, and navigate through essential drug-related policy considerations for a safer work environment.

Key Takeaways:

  • • Insight into industry-specific threats.
  • • Actionable solutions to common challenges.
  • • Framework for drug-related policies.

Tackling Fentanyl & Workplace Drug Threats

Description: The rise of fentanyl and other drugs presents significant threats in the workplace. Understand these challenges deeply and discover practical strategies that employers can implement. Gain tools and insights tailored for proactive response and prevention.

Key Takeaways:

  • • Identification of key drug abuse threats.
  • • Strategies to combat drug-related challenges.
  • • Importance of continuous employer awareness.

Background Screening

Navigating the complexities of background screening can be complicated, with a myriad of options available. It's paramount for employers to stay abreast of industry best practices, tools, and services to craft a screening program aligned with compliance and sector demands. It's equally vital to grasp the rights of both the employer and the individuals being screened. Our sessions helped you to gain a deeper understanding of background screening solutions.


Mastering FCRA & Adverse Action: A Refreshing Overview

Description: Whether you're new to HR or seeking a refresher, understanding FCRA & Adverse Action laws is vital. Dive into a comprehensive overview, grasp the intricacies, and ensure that your hiring processes remain compliant and efficient.

Key Takeaways: 

  • • In-depth understanding of FCRA & Adverse Action laws.
  • • Best practices for compliant processes.
  • • Strategies for risk avoidance.

California Hiring: Best Practices & Pitfalls

Description: California's unique legal landscape presents distinct challenges for employers. Delve into the specifics of hiring in the Golden State, understand potential pitfalls, and arm yourself with best practices tailored for California.

Key Takeaways: 

  • • Key considerations for hiring in California.
  • • Navigating state-specific legal nuances.
  • • Ensuring compliance and risk mitigation.

Barriers to Hiring: Employer Hiring Challenges, Considerations, and Solutions

Description: In today’s multifaceted hiring environment, several barriers emerge that can impede recruitment. Explore challenges from Ban-the-Box and drug testing to the implications of Artificial Intelligence, and discover how to seamlessly navigate these hurdles.

Key Takeaways: 

  • • Comprehensive understanding of hiring barriers.
  • • Strategic approaches to overcome challenges.
  • • The future of AI in recruitment.

Navigating Ban-the-Box & Fair Hiring (Private Employers Only)

Description: With the continuous evolution of Ban-the-Box and Fair Hiring laws, staying updated is critical. Delve into the latest legislations, explore real-world challenges faced by employers, and grasp the implications of these laws on hiring.

Key Takeaways: 

  • • Latest updates on Ban-the-Box and Fair Hiring laws.
  • • Addressing potential litigation risks.
  • • Strategies for compliant hiring processes.

“Do This, Not That”: Tackling the Toughest Employment Issues During Tough Times

Description: Navigate the most challenging employment issues exacerbated by unprecedented times. Delve deep into the top lessons from the pandemic, understand the implications of emerging challenges ranging from remote work dynamics to the phenomenon of “The Great Resignation.” Additionally, reaffirm foundational concerns like wage-hour matters and the heightened emphasis on diversity, equity, and inclusion.

Key Takeaways:

  • • Comprehensive insights into pandemic-induced lessons.
  • • Strategies to address emerging challenges in remote work and employee welfare.
  • • Revisiting core employment issues with a focus on diversity, equity, and inclusion.

DOT/Transportation Compliance

Our DOT/Transportation discussion focused on the FMCSA Clearinghouse, the latest DOT mandates, forthcoming modifications, and imminent legislative considerations vital for DOT-regulated companies. Beyond specific legislative considerations, we also provided an expansive overview of general DOT and transportation industry compliance essentials vital for every DOT-regulated company.


DOT-Regulated Oral Fluid Testing: Current Status & Planning for the Future

Description: Since the DOT Oral Fluid Testing final rule became effective on June 1, 2023, DOT-regulated employers and their HR professionals have been adjusting to changes that impact urine testing and are preparing for oral fluid testing options for the future; once there are laboratories approved by the Department of Health and Human Services to conduct oral fluid testing in 2024. Dive into the current things you need to know! Be aware of the changes to existing urine testing and find out the status of oral fluid testing, understand its feasibility, explore the challenges, and be ready for the opportunities oral fluid testing will present.

Key Takeaways: 

  • • Comprehensive understanding of Oral Fluid Testing's role in DOT.
  • • Addressing immediate challenges.
  • • Anticipating future testing landscapes.

Clearinghouse & DOT: Updates from the Top

Description: Gain invaluable insights directly from the leaders of Clearinghouse & DOT programs. Understand the latest updates, their implications, and strategize your compliance plans based on these expert inputs.

Key Takeaways: 

  • • Direct insights from Clearinghouse & DOT heads.
  • • Strategies for immediate compliance.
  • • Predictions for future policy shifts.

Safety and Regulatory Update with ATA

Description: Stay informed with the latest on pending regulatory actions from FMCSA. This session will delve into the initiatives FMCSA is currently undertaking and provide projections for what to anticipate for the remainder of 2024.

Key Takeaways:

  • • Insight into FMCSA's current regulatory actions.
  • • Projections for regulatory developments in 2024.
  • • Strategies for staying updated and compliant with evolving regulations

Occupational Health

Occupational health emphasized supporting businesses in fostering a safe and healthy work environment. It was tailored to aid in preventing risks and hazards, managing injuries, and addressing specific job-related health prerequisites. It's essential for employers to be knowledgeable about the myriad of medical services available, ensuring the well-being and safety of employees at work.


Workplace Violence: Keeping Our Employees Safe

Run, Hide, Fight!  Violence in the workplace can take place with verbal harassment, physical encounters, intimidation or other disruptive behavior.  The 2020 Bureau of Labor and Statistics reported that workplace violence continues to be on the rise in essentially all workplace sectors, however many workplace violence encounters go unreported.  Reasons for not reporting may be intimidation, fear of retaliation, lack of training, lack of company procedures, or fear of being the department “snitch”.   Employers and worker’s need to be educated on the signs and symptoms of workplace violence and be able to identify vulnerable populations that may be at increased risk for workplace violence situations.  This presentation will focus on practical suggestions for employers to initiate to mitigate workplace violence, and tools to assess and implement within the workplace.


We explored an in-depth overview of DISA Global Solutions' comprehensive service line. Catering to a diverse range of industries, we pride ourselves on delivering safety-forward services and solutions tailored to meet unique needs. Join us as we journey from our foundational offerings to the latest innovations.


DISA's Comprehensive Service Overview

Description: From employee screening to compliance, DISA is your holistic solution. Join us as we walk you through our extensive service line, showcasing our expertise and explaining why DISA stands out as your one-stop shop for all your needs.

Key Takeaways: 

  • • Comprehensive understanding of DISA's services.
  • • Exploring the breadth and depth of solutions offered.
  • • The unique value proposition of DISA.

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