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Nov
27

Employee termination upheld due to failure to comply with employer’s prescription medication policy

A federal court in Utah upheld the termination of an employee who did not disclose his use of prescription medication in accordance with his employer’s policy.   Angel v. Lisbon Valley Mining Co. ,  Case No. 2:14-CV-00733 (D. Utah Nov. 23, 2015). Angel was employed as a haul truck driver at Lisbon Valley Mining Co., a copper mine. When he interviewed for the job, he was given a copy of the company’s prescription drug policy which he read and signed. The policy provided that employees taking prescription drugs that may impair their ability to safely perform their jobs must inform human resources of the use of such medications, and obtain a release from the company’s occupational physician authorizing the employee to work and specifying any work restrictions before the employee may return to work. The policy further provided that an employee’s failure to disclose that the employee is taking such prescription...
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Nov
24

Employers: Reduce you insurance costs!

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When employers hire workers that are smokers, the insurance costs are higher.  At DATCS, we can test your prospective employees for NICOTINE.  A simple urine drug screen can tell you if you are hiring someone who uses tobacco in any form.  If you have a policy to hire only those who do not use tobacco products and the prospective new hire has told you they do not use, then a simple test will make a big difference in your insurance costs.  It is as simple as that.
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Oct
13

DEATHS AND POISONINGS FROM SYNTHETIC MARIJUANA

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Big increase in deaths, poisonings from synthetic marijuana Synthetic marijuana is back in the news, with some frightening revelations. New figures from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention show synthetic marijuana killed 15 people in the first half of 2015 -- three times as many as the same period in 2014. Poison control centers across the country have also seen a 229 percent increase in phone calls related to use of the drugs since January. Synthetic marijuana is a class of designer drugs made up of psychoactive chemicals or a combination of chemicals that are sprayed onto plant material and then smoked or eaten to produce a high. They mimic the effects of THC, the compound naturally found in marijuana, and can be far more potent. Consumers don't know what chemical compounds are in them, so toxicity and health effects vary widely. Synthetic marijuana can be purchased online or at...
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May
14

Synthetic Marijuana Emergencies Quadruple from 2014

Health officials are brainstorming ideas of how to combat the nationwide outpouring of hospital visits for synthetic marijuana. During April alone, there were more than 1,000 illnesses from this substance, which is double the amount from January and March, the American Association of Poison Control Centers reported. This year’s statistics have quadrupled in comparison to 2014. Recently, as hospital admissions have increased, Alabama, Mississippi and New York health departments have delivered warnings about the usage of synthetic marijuana. Arizona, Florida, New Jersey and Texas followed suit by reporting similar cases to the public. Mississippi health professionals informed their state about more than 400 hospital room visits during April. More than 120 emergency visits associated with synthetic marijuana took place between April 8 and April 15 in New York. Common effects of this drug are "psychotic episodes, seizures, severe anxiety, muscle spasms, and suicidal thoughts," according to Think Progress. Common names for...
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Dec
31

A Safe New Year is a Happy New Year

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As the clock strikes midnight, the year 2015 will finally be among us. The thrill of a new year brings excitement for some and a severe lack of sound judgment for others. According to Mothers Against Drunk Driving, in 2011 Texas had the most drunk driving fatalities nationwide. During 2012, drinking-related deaths rose by seven percent to 1,296. Unfortunately, drunk driving increases during holidays because of parties and other social events. New Year’s Eve and Day has become the most dangerous time to be on roadways.To combat this problem, MADD is preparing to implement ignition interlocks for those convicted of drinking under the influence. In addition to that, MADD wants to legalize the option of sobriety checkpoints. Keep you and others safe this holiday by abstaining from drinking and driving completely. Drug and Alcohol Testing Compliance Services wishes you and yours a safe and happy New Year’s. By Alex Byrd
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Nov
03

DATCS Compliance Receives Certification

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Congratulations to Brandi Jordon, compliance representative, for receiving her certification as a C-DAPA-MC (Certified Drug & Alcohol Program Administrator – Motor Carrier). The C-DAPA-MC is a national certification program for individuals who manage drug & alcohol programs for the motor carrier industry. Our compliance department is dedicated to assist employers with their FMCSA drug and alcohol programs.   Have questions or need guidance with your FMCSA drug and alcohol program? Contact us at 1-888-201-0242.
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Sep
26

TALK TO YOUR KIDS

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It is always important to talk to your kids about important issues. HAVE YOU SPOKE TO YOUR KIDS ABOUT UNDERAGE DRINKING?   GO TO WWW.SAMHSA.GOV FOR MORE INFORMATION SAMHSA's underage drinking prevention campaign helps parents and caregivers start talking to their children early--as early as 9 years old--about the dangers of alcohol. Start the Talk is like a video game that helps you learn the do's and don'ts of talking to kids about underage drinking. Using avatars, you'll practice bringing up the topic of alcohol; learn the questions to ask; and get ideas for keeping the conversation going.      
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Sep
08

CVSA'S ANNUAL BRAKE INSPECTION SPREE SEPT. 7-13

The annual Brake Safety Week inspection spree will take place Sept. 7-13, the Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance has announced. CVSA says more than 30,000 trucks and buses will be inspected.
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Sep
03

2014 RIDE FOR THE CURE

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  PROUD SPONSOR  2014 RIDE FOR THE CURE This year's Ride for the Cure will be in memory of Jim Tarrant. TO REGISTER - CLICK HERE!
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Aug
21

DNA PATERNITY TESTING AVAILABLE AT ALL LOCATIONS

DNA PATERNITY TESTING is legally binding and court admissible. No appointment needed, Accredited Laboratory, Forensic Quality.
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Jul
28

DNA Testing Texas: Trust The Best

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When you need DNA testing Texas , you want to know that the people testing your samples will go the extra miles to get the results done quickly, efficiently and correctly.  You can trust DATCS.  We’ve been providing this service for many years for both professional and personal clients.  Whether you need it for court documents, paternity testing or personal reasons, we will get you the results you need in a format that will help you understand them.  Call us today or visit us online at www.datet.com to learn more about how we can help with all your DNA testing Texas needs. [osky-citation keyword= 'DNA testing Texas']  
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