On May 12, 2016, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OHSA) published its final rule on electronic reporting of workplace injuries and illnesses.
On April 13, the DOT published a Notice of a Final Rule which allows employers, collectors, labs and MROs to use eCCFs for regulated drug testing programs.
Employers subject to DOT or USCG drug and alcohol testing regulations must submit their annual drug and alcohol testing data as required by their respective DOT Agency or the USCG.
A recent survey of teens finds they are using less marijuana, alcohol and cigarettes.
The Senate Appropriations Committee passed an Amendment to HR 83 that states that the Department of Justice cannot use any of their funds to prevent states with current medical marijuana laws from implementing their own state laws that authorize the use, distribution, possession, or cultivation of medical marijuana.
The Nov. 4 election showed relatively small amounts of support for pro-marijuana initiatives. Even though more states approved these initiatives, they were done by small margin.
Congratulations to Secure Results MRO Assistants, Marianne Fischer and Heather Kraekel, for Attending the DATIA Medical Review Officer (MRO) Assistants course. The course delivers comprehensive training on industry best practices, provides helpful hints for successful implementation, and helps MRO Assistants to achieve success.
The percentage of positive drug tests among American workers has increased for the first time in more than a decade, fueled by a rise in marijuana and amphetamines.
For people with chronic and reoccurring pain, opioids, such as Hydrocodone and Oxycodone, not only relieve suffering, but can help support a normal lifestyle, alleviate stress and improve sleep. But there is a downside – prescription opioids can be just as addictive and dangerous as illegal drugs.
The Federal Railroad Administration published a Notice of Proposed Rulemaking in the Federal Register on July 28, 2014 to expand the scope of its alcohol and drug regulations to cover employees who perform maintenance-of-way activities as mandated by the Rail Safety Improvement Act of 2008.