drug and alcohol testing

FAA fines Allegiant Air for staff drug testing missteps

Allegiant Air, a budget airline that competes with Southwest Airlines and Jet Blue, is expected to pay the Federal Aviation Administration fines of more than $260,000 for failing to include all of its employees in a random drug and alcohol testing pool, per FAA requirements. According to the FAA, 25 of Allegiant Air’s employees were…

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Could an iPhone app be the newest tool for a pre-employment drug testing service?

When employers conduct pre-employment drug tests or enforce random drug testing, they typically have to hire a drug testing service or work with a local clinic to get results. However, new technologies from healthcare company Scanadu may eventually make pre-employment drug testing as simple as checking your phone. Scanadu has introduced a device that may…

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Ride-sharing insurance bill, background screening bill have different fates

While ride-sharing services Lyft and Uber have withdrawn their opposition to a newly introduced bill requiring large amounts of insurance on drivers without passengers, for a brief moment the two competitors put aside their differences and became allies against California’s proposed bill AB 2293. In its original form, AB 2293 — which was proposed by…

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Railroad Administration proposes expanded alcohol and drug regulations for maintenance-of-way workers

The Federal Railroad Administration has proposed the expansion of its drug and alcohol testing regulations for railroad workers, particularly “maintenance-of-way” (MOW) employees, in order to protect its workers and public safety. If the new policy is passed, all railroad employees, contractors and subcontractors who perform maintenance tasks — including inspecting, installing and repairing railroad tracks…

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Drug screening for jobs – is it important?

drug use higher than it has been in years past, drug screening for jobs is definitely an important step in the hiring process. There are some employers out there that don’t take part in drug testing because they’re wary of using resources for it’s implementation, but that’s most certainly a mistake. There are a variety…

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Airline staff test positive to alcohol and drug tests

Dozens of aircraft engineers, airline cabin crew, refuellers, security staff and baggage handlers have tested positive in drug and alcohol tests conducted by the Civil Aviation Safety Authority. CASA was given the power to randomly test employees in sensitive areas of the aviation industry in September 2008. The Advertiser applied for details of the testing under the…

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Avoid hiring unproductive employees once and for all

Listen up employers, CEO’s and business owners, here are three sure-fire ways to improve your business productivity and profits: Verify work and education history It is critically important for any company to determine whether the information a job applicant provides is genuine, by instituting a verification process. Whether it’s their work history or their education…

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Quest Diagnostics release 2011 drug testing analysis

Quest Diagnostics have released an analysis of drug testing in the workplace over the first six months of 2011 – providing us with a look at a national level as to which substances are being the most widely used, and the common misconceptions in the industry. We want to share this information with you, to…

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Small businesses at risk in hiring new employees

drugs in the workplace is a big one. According to statistics from recent studies on drug abuse by American workers, workplace drug and alcohol use costs U.S. businesses an estimated $100 billion each year. U.S. Department of Labor studies show that workers who abuse drugs and alcohol are more likely to skip work or, when they are on…

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