Employee Drug & Alcohol Use Rising During COVID-19

  In a study conducted by The Recovery Village® , 63% of employed participants said they’d increased their substance use during COVID-19. This statistic supports expert predictions that substance abuse will rise throughout the pandemic, in addition to rates of addiction afterward due to stress, isolation, boredom and decreased access to recovery resources. With substance abuse increasing …

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OSHA Increases Efforts to Enforce Silica Standards

Jan. 4, 2020, OSHA revised its National Emphasis Program (NEP) to identify and reduce or eliminate worker exposures to respirable crystalline silica (RCS) in general industry, maritime, and construction. The NEP targets specific industries expected to have the highest numbers of workers exposed to silica and focuses on enforcement of the new silica standards. These …

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FMCSA Clearinghouse Brings New Requirements to FMCSA Employers

The FMCSA Clearinghouse is fully operational and mandatory use is now in effect. The Clearinghouse is an online database that contains information about commercial driver’s license (CDL) and commercial learner’s permit (CLP) holders’ drug and alcohol program violations.  The purpose of the Clearinghouse is to improve road safety by providing FMCSA and employers resources to …

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The Oklahoman Names TEAM Professional Services a Winner of the Oklahoma Top Workplaces 2019 Award

The Oklahoman has recognized TEAM Professional Services as an Oklahoma Top Workplace for 2019. This honor is awarded to companies based on their employees’ feedback gathered through a survey administered by Energage, LLC. The anonymous survey measures several aspects of workplace culture, including alignment, execution, and connection. Eric Rubino, CEO of Energage, LLC, states the …

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National Prescription Drug Take Back Day October 2019 | TEAM Professional

The 2018 National Survey on Drug Use and Health reported that 9.9 million Americans over the age of 12 had misused controlled prescription drugs in the past year. Shockingly, Over 50 percent of the abused drugs were obtained from friends or family, often from the home medicine cabinet.  In an effort to address the prescription …

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Oklahoma Medical Marijuana “Unity Bill” Takes Effect August 29, 2019

  TULSA, Oklahoma – The Oklahoma Medical Marijuana Patient Protection Act, commonly referred to as the medical marijuana “Unity Bill,” took effect August 29, 2019. This bill provides regulatory clarity to Oklahoma’s existing medical marijuana law, and includes provisions to help Oklahoma employers reduce safety risks in the workplace. As stated in the original medical …

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TEAM Professional Services Awarded Nationally Accredited for Administration of Drug and Alcohol Testing Programs

TEAM Professional Services has been awarded as Nationally Accredited for Administration of Drug and Alcohol Testing Programs (NAADATP) by the Drug & Alcohol Testing Industry Association (DATIA).     This accreditation is the result of TEAM’s continued commitment to its clients with the ultimate mission of creating and fostering a drug-free, safe workplace through experienced consultation, …

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Oklahoma Medical Marijuana and Patient Protect Act Provides Clarity to Oklahoma Employers

Oklahoma Medical Marijuana and Patient Protect Act Provides Clarity to Oklahoma Employers

On March 14, Oklahoma Gov. Kevin Still signed into law the Oklahoma Medical Marijuana and Patient Protect Act. Better known as the medical marijuana “Unity Bill,” the law adds regulatory clarity to the state’s medical marijuana law, specifically as it relates to Oklahoma employers. Oklahoma State Question 788 As you recall, on June 26, 2018, …

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