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  • Five Clearinghouse Task Employers Mandated by the FMCSA Take Image

    Five FMCSA Clearinghouse Tasks that Mandated Employers Need to Do

    (January 16, 2020)

    (January 2020) By now you’ve heard that the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration Clearinghouse went live on January 6.  All mandated employers are required to use this Clearinghouse – a real-time, electronic database – when hiring individuals with a commercial driver’s license (CDL) or reporting a violation of the federal drug and alcohol testing program. […]

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  • Five things employees should know regarding CBD product Image

    Five Helpful Things for Employees to Know About CBD Products

    (December 12, 2019)

    You are probably hearing and seeing a lot about cannabidiol (CBD) products.  From signs in store windows and grocery store displays to ads on social media, CBD is being touted as a remedy for numerous physical and mental health conditions. As with most hot topics, not only is there a lot of conversation about CBD, […]

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  • Seven Tips for Creating a Recovery-Supportive Workplace

    (November 14, 2019)

    (November 2019) The thought of hiring or retaining a person in recovery, with a history of alcohol or other drug issues, may bubble up feelings of concern and apprehension. But because of scientific advancements like brain imaging technology, we now know that addiction is a brain disease that is preventable and treatable – similar to […]

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  • Unfounded Suspicion Uncovers Critical Issue

    (October 10, 2019)

    (October 2019) Real Life Incidents: Working Partners® Consortium members receive phone support and consultation about drug-free workplace (DFWP) issues – a benefit we term “troubleshooting.” Here is a brief description of a troubleshoot and our response/suggestions. Question/Situation A Program Administrator reached out to us with multiple concerns about an employee.  The employee, “Dale”, had been […]

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  • Newly Released Survey Results Bring Encouragement and Concern Photo

    Newly Released Survey Results Bring Encouragement and Concern

    (September 12, 2019)

    (September 2019) In August, SAMHSA (Substance Abuse & Mental Health Services Administration) released the 2018 National Survey on Drug Use and Health (NSDUH) data findings.  NSDUH is an annual household interview survey that estimates the use of illicit drugs (including the non-medical use of prescription medication), alcohol and tobacco. The survey also provides insight into […]

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