Category Archives: Drug Testing Industry News

Truck Drivers and Hair Testing

Occupational Drug Testing specializes in mobile drug testing services, but our amenities extend past post-accident testing and random drug testing. Companies and organizations across the country are looking for the most effective drug testing options available to keep both employees and pedestrians safe, especially in in the transportation industry.

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DOT to Add Synthetic Opioids to Testing

At the end of January 2017, the US Department of Transportation proposed new rules in the Federal Register to modify its current DOT drug testing program to add hydrocodone, oxymorphone, oxycodone, and hydromorphone to its panel.

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New Expansion on FRA Rule for Drug and Alcohol Testing

In late May of 2016, the U.S. Department of Transportation’s (DOT) Federal Railroad Administration (FRA) announced a new expansion of two rules that will increase the protection of railroad employees. One rule includes the FRA’s existing DOT alcohol and drug testing regulations which will soon extend to Maintenance of Way (MOW) employees. The final Roadway Worker Protection Rule will take effect on June 12, 2017.

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Common Myths About Drug Testing

Drug testing can be a big concern in your industry of work if regular or routine drug tests are administered. There are plenty of myths about how to easily pass a drug test, but many are simply not true! Occupational Drug Testing knows all of supposed “tricks” in the book, and we want to debunk … Continue reading Common Myths About Drug Testing

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Signs of a Reliable Drug Testing Facility

Court drug testing or probation drug testing requires a knowledgeable staff of individuals to ensure all specific regulations for your drug and alcohol testing are being followed. Occupational Drug Testing wants you to work with the best professionals around, and you should have these four descriptions marked on your check-list when using a testing company. … Continue reading Signs of a Reliable Drug Testing Facility

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NH Hepatitis C Outbreak: Man Pleads Guilty

A year after his arrest, David Kwiatkowski pled guilty to all charges connected to the Hepatitis C outbreak in New Hampshire’s Exeter Hospital, last summer.

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Drug Testing Kids in School: The New Norm?

About 17 percent of American high school students are drinking, smoking or using drugs during the school day, according to a new study by the National Center on Addiction and Substance Abuse.

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Molly, Ecstasy and MDMA: What Are These Drugs?

MDMA is better known as Ecstasy, E, X, Rolls, and a form of Ecstasy commonly known as “Molly”. It is a synthetic, psychoactive drug that acts as both a stimulant and psychedelic.

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Grand Theft Auto V: Drugs, Gangs and Violence as Usual

The Grand Theft Auto (GTA) game series was released in 1997 by publisher Rockstar Games. The game series is immensely popular selling over 125 million units worldwide since its beginning, according to Take-Two Interactive.

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