Drug & Alcohol Testing

FMCSA Clearinghouse

Submitted on Sep 26, 2019

The FMCSA Clearinghouse is still on schedule to be ready for January 2020. We have been keeping in close contact with all resources to keep everyone informed of this great new tool for tracking past drug and alcohol violations of FMCSA covered employees. Below is a brief review of the Clearinghouse as well as the most recent information.

California Marijuana Legislation Will Not Change Employer Drug & Alcohol Programs

Submitted on Nov 23, 2016

California Marijuana Legislation Will Not Change Employer Drug & Alcohol Programs

The passage of recreational usage of marijuana by California voters on November 8, 2016 will not force employers to change there drug free testing programs. The new law specifically creates protection for employers to continue with or create new drug free workplace programs without having to accommodate for recreational or medical use of marijuana.

Three Synthetic Cannabinoids Temporarily Placed as Schedule I Drugs

Submitted on Feb 23, 2015

Effective Jan. 30, 2015, the Administrator of the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) issued its final order to temporarily schedule three synthetic cannabinoids (SCs) into schedule I pursuant to the temporary scheduling provisions of the Controlled Substances Act (CSA).

The substances are:

The Need for confirmation Tests When Using Point of Collection Testing Kits

Submitted on Feb 20, 2015

The Drug and Alcohol Testing Industry Association (DATIA) recently published an article explaining the importance of confirming all testing with a laboratory. Mobile Occupational Services has always believed in LABORATORY TESTING ONLY. Other industry members use instant or point of collection testing kits (we call them quick kits or shake up kits). These instant kits provide an "instant" result without a laboratory.

DOT Changes - Effective October 1, 2010

Submitted on Sep 15, 2010

DOT has recently published the Final Rule on changes to the Federal Drug and Alcohol testing regulations. Below is a summary of the Final Rule. Please note that these rules are effective October 1, 2010. Attached with this update is an update for your drivers / safety sensitive employees. We suggest posting a notice to inform your employees as soon as possible.  

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