Drug free workplace through stress management.

Happy 2021!! The phrase so many have been waiting to say as we leave a chaotic and stressful 2020 behind.  As we start back again into our routines (and wish for others to end), it is important to keep in mind how stress and stressors can affect us.  Much like how past experiences can affect how people have lived and coped, current…

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Kicking 2021 off!

Welcome to the New Year! The team at MCC is thankful to the companies that we serve, for their continued partnership. 2020 was challenging for us all, yet there was still beauty to be found in even the toughest situations.             FMCSA Clearinghouse The FMCSA Clearinghouse has been running for…

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Holiday Hours

Happy New Year!   Holiday Hours New Years Eve  8-12pm New Years Day Closed The team at MCC would like to take a moment and thank our clients for their partnership during this challenging year. We believe that difficult times create strong people and businesses.  Wishing you and your family a prosperous 2021!    

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Crunch Time For Random Testing

4th Quarter Crunch Time For Random Testing In Colorado October means beautiful fall colors, but it also marks the beginning of 4th quarter for business. For drug and alcohol compliance, now is the time to make sure you are on track to meet your annual random testing requirements. The Department of Transportation (DOT) mandates a…

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DOT Drug & Alcohol Supervisor Training Guidance

Reasonable Suspicion Supervisor Training The Department of Transportation (DOT) has specific requirements for those supervisors who have been designated to supervise Commercial Motor Vehicle (CMV) drivers. Section 49 CFR 382.603 requires that all persons designated to supervise drivers receive at least 60 minutes of training on alcohol misuse, and an additional 60 minutes of training on…

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FMCSA Clearinghouse data is in.

  The FMCSA Clearinghouse has released a report showing the data collected from January through July of 2020.  The data in this report highlights the effectiveness of the Clearinghouse in managing drug and alcohol violations. It is important to remember that all employers with DOT/FMCSA employees, must be registered in the Clearinghouse.  If you have…

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Opiate or Opioid

  Many people use the term opiate and opioid interchangeably, but is there a difference? The answer is yes. Quest Diagnostics Employer Solutions uses the definitions below to help us understand the difference between the terms. Opiates refers to a natural, psychoactive substance with morphine-like effects derived from the flowering opium poppy plant that shares…

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COVID-19 meets opioid addiction

The current COVID-19 epidemic is colliding with our countries opioid epidemic in powerful ways.  Because of the negative impact opioids have on lung and heart health, people who use opioids at high levels may be more susceptible to COVID-19, or the illness may be more severe. The pandemic also presents another challenges, such as treatment…

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Questions employers can ask about prescription drug use

  The Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) restricts the questions an employer can ask, regarding an employees prescription drug use. Unfortunately, many prescribed drugs can impair a persons ability to perform their job safety. As a supervisor, it is imperative you are able to ask these questions in a way that protects the employees privacy,…

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