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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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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  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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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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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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  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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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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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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As of January 1st, 2020 the FMCSA random drug testing rate will increase from 25% to 50%.  The percentage of required testing is determined by the annual positive rate.  When the reported positive drug test rate for any calendar year indicated is equal to or greater  than 1.0%, the required testing percentage is raised.  As…

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Do you know if you are purchasing your CBD products from a repeatable company?  Check out the link below to read about a company that is now facing a federal lawsuit, after a customer tested positive for marijuana after using their CBD gummy candies.   https://abc7chicago.com/illinois-trucker-flunked-drug-test;-claims-fraud-by-cbd-candy-maker/5674476/

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