Category: News

Drugs & Alcohol

Opioid crisis persists during pandemic

June 30, 2020 By

The disruption of the SARS-CoV-2 coronavirus extends to all areas of life – including the opioid epidemic. Stress during an outbreak can include increased drug and alcohol use and impacts for those struggling with substance use disorders and addiction.

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Spread the message of workplace safety

June 1, 2020 By

June is National Safety Month. Take this opportunity to spread the word about the importance of workplace safety to help prevent injuries and fatalities.

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2020 National Prescription Take Back Day Postponed

May 12, 2020 By

The DEA postpones the National Prescription Take Back Day due to the coronavirus. The administration encourages Americans to secure medications and wait for options for safe disposal.

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Lab Week 2020

April 20, 2020 By

Every April, we honor our lab professionals during Lab Week. Their work makes a difference in helping to keep our workplaces safe and drug-free.

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Quest Diagnostics Employer Solutions welcomes Keith Ward

April 16, 2020 By

Keith Ward is the new leader of Quest Diagnostics Employer Solutions. We offer reliable workplace drug testing, an extensive collection site network, and personal service and support.

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COVID-19 & workplace drug testing

March 17, 2020 By

In the case of the novel coronavirus (COVID-19), Quest has taken several measures to bolster our preparedness.

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FMCSA increases random drug test rate

January 16, 2020 By

The rate for random drug testing for FMCSA increased from 25% of the average number of driver positions to 50% effective January 1, 2020. Random testing helps to deter drug use because it is conducted on an unannounced basis.

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Common questions about the FMCSA Clearinghouse

October 30, 2019 By

In an effort to provide insight, information, and clarity about the upcoming database, we have compiled the most frequently asked questions.

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Workforce drug positivity increases in more than one-third of U.S. industry sectors examined

September 11, 2019 By

One third of U.S. industry sectors experienced year-over-year double-digit increases in workforce drug positivity between 2015 and 2018.

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The FMCSA’s new database – Clearinghouse coming soon

June 11, 2019 By

The FMCSA’s new Clearinghouse database will house commercial motor vehicle drivers’ violations of drug and alcohol programs to help keep roads safer.