I’m There: Carolyn Loza

February 14, 2017 We're There

Employers understand the serious consequences of alcohol and substance abuse. When an accident or emergency occurs at work, tensions can run high. Carolyn Loza remains committed to ensuring that all aspects of the drug testing process run smoothly, especially in stressful situations. In this month’s feature of our “I’m There” series, Carolyn describes what we’re there […]

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Revisions to Federal Workplace Drug Testing

February 10, 2017 Drugs & Alcohol

On January 23, 2017, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) revised the Mandatory Guidelines for Federal Workplace Drug Testing Programs. More specifically, the notice expanded federal urine workplace drug testing to include four Schedule II drugs: hydrocodone, hydromorphone, oxycodone, and oxymorphone. The effective date for the revised Guidelines is October 1, 2017. […]

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Winter Storm Niko May Cause Delays

February 9, 2017 Drug Testing

Severe snowstorm warnings are in effect for many parts of the northeastern United States. Winter storm Niko has brought heavy snow and high winds, which have created blizzard conditions in some areas. As a result, travel has become dangerous in many areas including Boston, New York City, and Philadelphia. Be aware that this hazardous storm […]

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Online Solutions New Website Content

February 7, 2017 Drug Testing

One of the most challenging problems we face as marketers is keeping our materials fresh, relevant, and engaging. With that in mind, we are pleased to announce the launch of our new and improved Quest Diagnostics Online Solutions web content. What’s new? We’ve audited and updated all of our online solutions web pages. You can […]

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Clarifying the New OSHA Post-Accident Drug Testing Regulations

February 3, 2017 Drug Testing

New regulations issued by the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) regarding Recording and Reporting Occupational Injuries and Illnesses became effective on December 1, 2016. The regulations prohibit employers from retaliating against employees for reporting workplace injuries and illnesses (OSHA 29 CFR 1904). Although drug and alcohol testing was not mentioned in the Final Rule […]

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Sobering Facts about the Repeal of Obamacare

January 30, 2017 Drug Testing

The Affordable Care Act (ACA), or Obamacare, has been one of the most contentious pieces of legislation in decades. While more than 20 million Americans are covered by the ACA, many have vocalized concerns over the cost and effectiveness of the legislation. With the outcome of November’s election, Congress and President Trump are working to […]

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DUI Rates in the U.S. Hit New Low

January 27, 2017 Drugs & Alcohol

Dating back decades, our society has brought awareness to the dangers of driving under the influence of alcohol and drugs and encouraged people to seek safe, sober transportation options. Research shows that alcohol as well as marijuana and other illicit substances weakens reaction times, motor skills, and perception and may lead to reckless driving and […]

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Data Shows Escalating Drug Use in the U.S. Workforce

January 24, 2017 Drug Testing

The Quest Diagnostics Drug Testing Index™ (DTI) is arguably the industry’s longest standing, most frequently relied upon resource for drug trends in the American workforce by policymakers, media, employers, and the general public. The DTI examines positivity by drug category, testing reason, and specimen type. Since its inception in 1988, this report has analyzed millions […]

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I’m There: Debbie Dervin

January 19, 2017 We're There

A central focus of Quest Diagnostics is helping employers to run effective, drug-free workplace programs from start to finish. With years of experience, Debbie Dervin knows that truly partnering with a client means advocating with passion on their behalf. In this month’s feature of our “I’m There” series, Debbie describes what we’re there when you need […]

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We’re There When You Need IT: Web Services

January 12, 2017 Drug Testing

Quest Diagnostics is best known for the accuracy and reliability of our laboratory drug testing services. Perhaps less well known, but equally important for our clients, are our information technology (IT) systems and products. In this series, we will highlight several of our IT systems, which deliver efficiencies to the drug testing arena. Many companies […]

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