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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DOT/FMCSA issues waiver

  The National Drug & Alcohol Screening Association (NDASA), reported Monday that in response to the economic consequences of the COVID-19 Pandemic, the DOT/FMCSA has issued a three month waiver for certain pre-employment drug screens. Pre-employment drug screens for furloughed employees will be waived until September 30th, 2020. “Consistent with the statutory requirements for waivers,…

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Workplace Drug Use Statistics

Impact of Drug and Alcohol Abuse    Drug and alcohol use in the workplace carries heavy and far reaching consequences. Alcohol and drug abuse by employees causes expensive problems, as well as serious safety concerns.  These additional costs range from lost productivity, workplace accidents and injuries, employee absenteeism, low morale, and increased illness. Companies also must divert precious…

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New Resources

  The FMCSA Clearinghouse has recently been updated with additional resources to help employers utilize the website.  Visit the links below to explore.     How to Designate Your C/TPA https://clearinghouse.fmcsa.dot.gov/Resource/Index/Clearinghouse-Designate-CTPA   Query History  https://clearinghouse.fmcsa.dot.gov/Resource/Index/Query-History_Employer   How to Report RTD Information  https://clearinghouse.fmcsa.dot.gov/Resource/Index/Report-RTD_Employer   As always MCC Drug & Alcohol Screening is your partner for keeping…

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ODAPC COVID-19 Guidance

Click on the buttons below to read the most recent updates by each DOT agency: https://www.transportation.gov/odapc/program-guidance#COVID-19%20Guidance

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DOT Guidance for Drug Screening

Together, we are facing an unprecedented situation. COVID-19 is effecting not only our families, our communities, but also our businesses. We at MCC Drug & Alcohol Screening wanted to reach out and update our clients on how we are navigating the current environment, as well as provide you with the latest industry updates. As an…

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Clearinghouse Site Issues

  On March 5th through March 9th, the Drug and Alcohol Clearinghouse experienced connectivity issues that prevented the system from verifying driver commercial driver’s license (CDL) information. Certain functions, including conducting queries and reporting violations, were temporarily deactivated. Pre-Employment Queries Must Now Be Conducted The issue above has been resolved and the Clearinghouse is now…

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CDL Drivers Must Register

FMCSA ClearingHouse Registration   Did you know employers AND employees must register in the FMCSA ClearingHouse? Employees with a CDL, must complete the registration process in the ClearingHouse, before they can respond to the employer consent request.  The employer consent request gives the employer access to the drivers record in the FMCSA Commercial Driver’s License…

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Know your CBD products

EDUCATION IS KEY! At MCC we believe it is important to educate employees about THC and CBD.  If you would like MCC to attend one of your staff meetings to offer educational support, please contact Bobbie Mizushima at our Grand Junction office today! Click on the link below from Consumer Reports to read some great information…

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