How to Select Your Occupational Health Provider

Running a successful business involves taking risks–some calculated, some based on pure intuition and many out of your control. One of the uncontrollable factors that impact your business in a major way is the health of your employees.  Even if you have safety standards and wellness programs in place, you […]

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Surprising Facts About Employee Drug Abuse

Drug abuse is a widespread problem, affecting all classes of people and infiltrating all types of workplaces. In fact, of the 20 million adults who have been classified as having drug dependence issues, approximately 12 million were employed full time. For employers, substance abuse is extremely costly due to high […]

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What Does a Medical Review Officer Do?

In the field of occupational medicine, a Medical Review Officer or MRO plays a critical role during the employee drug screening process. The MRO is a licensed physician who works directly with the lab and employer throughout each step of the process. They ensure the data and results gathered during […]

Changes to Medical Reports for CDL Drivers

Changes to Medical Reports for CDL Drivers Taking Place December 22, 2015 Beginning December 22, 2015 the  Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration has created new Medical Examiners Certificates and Medical Examination Reports for CDL drivers. Many changes on the forms are for the physicians, but the are a few things […]

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Drug Screen FAQ

Answers to Your DOT Drug Screen Frequently Asked Questions

Drug screening is an important part of the hiring process. It is also required by anyone seeking their DOT CDL license. While the need for drug screening is widespread, there are some frequently asked questions regarding drug screens that we are asked throughout the process. To help you, here are […]

The Biggest Mistake Companies Make When Hiring DOT CDL Drivers

Drug testing is an important component of the hiring process. Failure to conduct a pre-employment screen violates federal regulations; however, when companies inquire about our consortium services, 80% of them do not have a pre-employment drug screen on file. We are always surprised to hear that an employer does not have […]

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Hire the Right CDL Driver

How to Select the Right Truck Driver for Your Business

The shortage of quality drivers has plagued the trucking industry for years and has been attributed to several factors. Business growth, retiring drivers and fewer young people choosing a career in commercial driving are a few, however, driver turn over seems to be the most harmful to companies. How to […]

Why Functional Job Descriptions are Important for Your Business

In order to be legally compliant with the Americans with Disabilities Act and the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, all employment decisions regarding hiring, rehabilitation and disability must be based on actual job requirements.  In order for an occupational health physician to implement effective workability restrictions, pre-placement decisions and return-to-work requirements, […]

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4 Advantages of a Pre-Employment Medical Exam

Prescreening employees is one of the simplest, yet most often overlooked components of the new hire process. Time and time, I see employers have to pay on costly workers comp claims for an employee who should have not been placed in a certain position. One instance in particular comes to […]