About Industry Sessions

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. Hosted virtually, attendees can choose from 16 sessions ranging from six different categories, including Drug Testing, Background, Transportation, Occupational Health, Employer Challenges, and an overview of DISA.

Drug and Alcohol Testing

Drug and alcohol testing is important for employers to address in their workplace, regardless of the industry. Whether you’re creating and implementing a drug and alcohol test or modifying an existing one, the following sessions will help guide you in learning what is best for your company and how to ensure compliance and industry standards with your drug testing program. With the rise of CBD oil and constant changes with marijuana state laws, employers must comprehend the laws in their state and how it relates to their company’s drug testing policies and procedures to avoid litigation, while also maintaining a safe working environment that meets industry standards.


The Dangers of a Non-Drug Testing Drug Testing Program

In the world of workplace drug testing a new version of the non-denial denial has come into existence, it is the “non-drug testing drug testing” program. Join us to learn the five telltale signs of a non-drug testing drug testing program and we’ll go through the challenges presented by each one.

RTD – Why Return to Duty Programs are More Important Than Ever

Both the employer and the employee are affected when an employee fails a DOT drug test (DOT alcohol test). It is important for employers to consider the value of keeping a skilled employee on board. A skilled employee's annual earnings are at least a third of the cost of replacing them, according to the Society for Human Resources Managers (SHRM). Suddenly, the employee's livelihood is halted and safety-sensitive duties are removed from them. The employee can, however, be offered a second chance as an alternative that will benefit both parties. Join us for more information on the benefits of an RTD program and what to consider when setting one up.

DISA’s Drug Testing Industry Update – Challenges, Threats, and Tools

A breakdown of industry threats, solutions for common challenges, and policy considerations you should be aware of when building a culture of safety in your workplace.

Cannabis – New State Laws and Testing Considerations

An in-depth legal analysis of the current state of the drug testing industry and the state of marijuana legalization. This session will discuss what we might see in 2023.

Emerging Drug Trends: Δ8-THC, Fentanyl, Designer Benzodiazepines

Join one of the leading drug testing laboratories in the industry as we discuss THC products on the market, the prevalence of fentanyl in opiate positive samples, and designer benzodiazepines. These are the top three areas of concern in the forensic arena and increasing impact employers. After extensive research and discussions with the government, we’re excited to share new information on these drug classes with the audience.

Roundtable with the Experts: Detection vs. Impairment + The Benefits Breath Testing for Cannabis

 Attendees will be walk away with more information about the difficulty of defining an impairment standard, the risks associated with waiting for or relying on an impairment standard, and understand why workplace drug testing and impairment have nothing to do with one another. Join us for a preview into cutting edge technology being utilized in the industry.

Background Screening

There are a lot of moving parts and options when it comes to background screening. Employers should stay informed of industry best practices, products, and services to build a background screening program that meets compliance and industry needs. Employers need to understand both their rights, as well as their employees and/or applicants when running background checks. These sessions will give you a closer look at background screening products and inform you of how to handle a situation when a background check returns with a hit.


Background Screening Litigation Avoidance Strategies

Join us as we go deeper into the background screening industry and discuss litigation strategies for our current legal environment.

Background Industry Update

Get an overview of what's happening in the background screening industry from an industry-leading authority!

Adverse Action – Creating a Compliant Process Start to Finish

Join DISA’s compliance team as they walk through the adverse action process. Attendees will leave with a clear understanding of what their responsibility to the FCRA is for this daunting task.

DOT/Transportation Compliance

Join us as we discuss the FMCSA Clearinghouse, new DOT requirements, pending changes, and other upcoming legislative considerations for companies that are covered by the DOT!


ATA Safety Regulatory Update

Join us as Dan Horvath, ATA's Vice President of Safety Policy provides an overview on the latest from the safety regulatory world, including both recent and proposed regulations. During this session, Dan will give an update on the status of the Drug and Alcohol Clearinghouse and Drug testing, Hours of Service, COVID-19 Regulatory impacts, Entry Level Drivers, and more!

FMCSA Safety, Regulatory and Clearinghouse Update

An update on the FMCSA Drug and Alcohol Clearinghouse presented by FMCSA's Clearinghouse Program Managers.

Occupational Health

Focused on helping businesses maintain a safe and healthy workplace, occupational health is designed to assist with risk and hazard prevention, injury care, and general health requirements for a job. Employers need to stay informed of the wide range of medical services available to ensure employees remain healthy and safe while on the job.


OccHealth Industry Update & Spotlight on Employee Violence

The occupational health industry has seen a significant shift in the last 12 months. Join our industry experts to discuss where the industry is now and where we expect it to be tomorrow. During this conversation we’ll discuss work place violence situations, identify areas of concern, and provide tools and guidance to be implemented in the workplace.



Overview of DISA’s Entire Product Suite

Join us for a complete overview of our service line from top to bottom. See why DISA is your one-stop shop for employee screening and compliance needs.