The Agricultural Improvement Act of 2018 changed the working definition of marijuana under the Controlled Substances Act, declaring that hemp-derived products containing no more than 0.3% tetrahydrocannabinol, or THC, are not considered controlled substances. This new designation led to a flurry of unregulated CBD products hitting markets nationwide, which in turn affects drug testing that …
Compliance & Safety
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.
For many years drug testing was a paper driven industry, resulting in slow, inaccurate and inefficient processes. Over the past few years, drug testing has begun transitioning to electronic Custody and Control Forms (eCCF), making drug testing easier for both employers and donors.
Often times mistakes happen at collection sites because tests are not ordered in TEAM’s system and the donor doesn’t have proper paperwork. In order to reduce collection site errors, TEAM encourages all clients to order tests in the system.
Last year, the Department of Transportation issued a final rule that expanded the DOT drug testing panel to include four semi-synthetic opioids. The rule became effective Jan. 1, 2018, and was an effort by the DOT to address the national opioid crisis. Since the final rule was issued, several operators have made changes to their …
As published in the 2016 National Census of Fatal Occupational Injuries (CFOI), more than five thousand workers died from work-related injuries in the U.S. in 2016. This is a 7% increase from 2015 and the highest annual figure since 2008.