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Our training courses serve a diverse and ever-expanding group of industries, we never stop learning. Our staff gets a front-row seat to big changes and trending topics and can provide expert insight into what it all means for the workplace.

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We dissect stories that play out in the media from a legal perspective, respond to the inquiries we know many of our students have and assess the impact of new laws and regulations on specific industries.

Mobile Drug Testing Opportunities

Mobile Drug Testing Opportunities

If you’re serious about getting into the drug testing business, you may want to consider the fact that going mobile could be a great option. There are some differences between going mobile and having a storefront business, so you’ll want to keep these in mind as you...

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How to Start a Drug Testing Business

How to Start a Drug Testing Business

What services can and should a new drug testing company offer? Choosing the right kind of drug testing services to offer the public is an individual choice. Your personal expertise, management skills, and financial capacity will help in making this decision. Take...

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Target Market for Drug Testing Companies

Target Market for Drug Testing Companies

If you’re looking to get into the drug testing industry, you may have more potential clients than you realize. There are some industries that are obvious targets for marketing a drug testing company but take a deeper look at the trends in how employers are...

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Challenging Substances for Drug Testing Companies

Challenging Substances for Drug Testing Companies

If you’re going into the drug testing business, you need to be aware that there are some drugs that are very difficult to detect. There are cases, as well, where an employee might be using a drug that is illegal under most circumstances, but they have been prescribed...

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How is a DOT Alcohol Test Done?

How is a DOT Alcohol Test Done?

The Department of Transportation conducts alcohol testing in such a way as to guarantee the integrity of the test, and preserve the confidentiality of the employee’s information. Employees may sometimes be confused as to whether they’re taking a federal test, or a...

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How Does a Drug Hair Test Work?

How Does a Drug Hair Test Work?

Hair follicle testing can be done to determine the presence of a variety of illicit drugs, including marijuana, cocaine, methamphetamine, ecstasy, phencyclidine (PCP), and opiates like morphine. It can also be used to determine the presence of date rape drugs or...

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Focus on Impaired Driving

Focus on Impaired Driving

According to DrinkingandDriving.org, there are approximately 900,000 drunk driving arrests in the United States annually. At the time of writing, no arrest statistics were available for Canada, but MADD (Mothers Against Drunk Driving) Canada estimated that at least...

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Drug Testing in the Construction Industry

Drug Testing in the Construction Industry

Alcohol and drug use by construction industry workers is irresponsible, and also dangerous. Serious and even fatal accidents can be caused by suppressed reaction time and faulty decision making due to alcohol and drugs. The latest National Survey on Drug Use and...

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Drug Testing in the Alberta Oil Sands

Drug Testing in the Alberta Oil Sands

The oil sands in the Canadian province of Alberta are booming, attracting workers from all parts of Canada and even the United States who are drawn by the promise of startlingly high wages. It’s not at all unusual for jobs in Alberta to pay twice, three times, or even...

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Drug Testing in Schools: Does It Work?

Drug Testing in Schools: Does It Work?

In the United States, many schools employ drug testing as a means of deterring their students from using recreational drugs. In fact, according to a recent Fox News report, 20% of high schools nationwide use drug testing, usually to identify athletes who are abusing...

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Drug Testing and Rehab Programs

Drug Testing and Rehab Programs

When a patient has made the decision to enter drug rehabilitation, that’s a decision that should be applauded. Making the decision to get clean is one of the best things a drug addict or alcoholic can do, not just for their own sake, but for that of their family and...

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Hair Testing for Alcohol Use

Hair Testing for Alcohol Use

You can tell a lot about a person’s state of health and their habits by the condition of their hair. Long after certain drugs have been flushed out of the bloodstream, they’ll still show up in hair, and looking for those substances in the hair can reveal the extent of...

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DOT Collector Qualification

DOT Collector Qualification

Qualified DOT collectors have to be knowledgeable about regulations under part 40, DOT guidelines for urine specimen collection, and agency regulations that apply to any employer for whom collections are to be performed. Collectors also have to complete a recognized...

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Drug Testing Issues in the United States and Canada

Drug Testing Issues in the United States and Canada

Ever since 1996, Canadian truck drivers have accepted random alcohol and drug testing as something they’re simply going to have to do if they plan to do cross-border trucking. US drivers have been subject to random testing ever since the latter part of the 1980s....

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Drug Testing for People on Welfare – What’s New in 2014

Drug Testing for People on Welfare – What’s New in 2014

We’ve all seen the Facebook memes – the ones that say things like, “If I have to pass a drug test to work, welfare recipients should have to pass one to NOT work.” But how realistic is this? What does the law say? Where We’ve Beent Ever since federal welfare reform...

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Doctors Under the Influence

Doctors Under the Influence

Doctors are the people we trust to look after us. From day-to-day care to chronic disease management and life-saving surgery, they’re our go-to people for whatever ails us. Sometimes, it’s easy to forget that doctors are just human beings like the rest of us, and they...

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Flying High – Is It Really Possible?

Flying High – Is It Really Possible?

Is it really possible that a pilot could get away with flying while under the influence of drugs or alcohol? Possible, yes, but not really all that easy, according to former pilot and AOPA (Aircraft Owners and Pilots Association) blogger Chip Wright. In one of his...

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How is a Drug Urine Test Conducted?

How is a Drug Urine Test Conducted?

A drug urine test mandated under DOT regulations consists of three components – the collection, the lab test, and then a review by the Medical Review Officer. Details can be found by visiting 49 CFR Part 40 at www.dot.gov/odapc. The Collection During this part of the...

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