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DATCS Compliance Receives Certification

drug and alcohol testing texasCongratulations 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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Get the Most Out of Your Background Checks

Background CheckThere are thousands of criminal searches available so, how do you know which one to use? This article will give you an insight to perform a quality background check so you can get the most out of your consumer reports. DATCS started providing motor vehicle records in 2008 as part of DOT driver compliance and soon after added criminal searches. If you are anything like us, we were overwhelmed with all of the available criminal searches. In a perfect world it would be great to use all of them but unfortunately, a single database search does not exist. Another important factor is budget. The more searches you conduct, the higher the cost. As employers, you want to conduct the most effective searches while keeping your costs as low as possible. First, you should be conducting proper identity research. This includes gathering names, aliases, and dates of birth, Social Security Numbers (SSN),...
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DATCS DNA paternity test Texas: An Expert Source For Your Paternity Testing Needs

DNA paternity testing TexasWith our DNA paternity test Texas,  we guarantee accurate results by following a strict documented chain of custody. Our tests are all collected by our trained professionals, and if need be are admissible in a court of law.  The testing process is simple and only requires a sample from the alleged father and child, and we recommend the mother as well if possible. These tests are often needed and are an accurate source to determine custody, child support and several other personal situations.  If you are in need of a DNA paternity test Texas,  call your testing experts at DATCS today 903-500-2770. [osky-citation keyword= 'DNA paternity test Texas'] Photo Credit: Deposit Photos @ trans961
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Employment Drug Testing in Louisiana No Longer An Idea Of The Future

Employment drug testing LouisianaDrug use is on the rise and because of that employment drug testing in Louisiana has become a vital part of the hiring process. Despite the efforts to minimize the severity of the effects of drugs and to suggest that some such as marijuana are harmless there is still great concern in the workplace. The workplace is affected in many aspects. Financial cost to overall morale of a company can be related to drug abuse. Companies are realizing that it is important from the get go to have a clear plan on how to deal with drug abuse. Employment drug testing in Louisiana and other states is taking a major role in the hiring process. Policies need to be in place so that employees understand their agreement when it comes to drug use. There are many reasons why drug testing is needed in the workplace. Hazards involving safety and health, an...
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DATCS Supports RED RIBBON WEEK About the Red Ribbon Campaign The National Family Partnership organized the first Nationwide Red Ribbon Campaign. NFP provides drug awareness by sponsoring the annual National Red Ribbon Celebration. Since its beginning in 1985, the Red Ribbon has touched the lives of millions of people around the world. In response to the murder of DEA Agent Enrique Camarena, angered parents and youth in communities across the country began wearing Red Ribbons as a symbol of their commitment to raise awareness of the killing and destruction cause by drugs in America.
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Criminal Background Check In Tyler, TX: Know Who’s Working For You

criminal background check Tyler TXIf you’re not having a criminal background check done on your employees in Tyler, TX, then you’re making your business, customers and other employees vulnerable to possible criminal behavior.  The best way to protect your business is to know who you’re hiring and who you’re trusting.  With a criminal background check for each of your employees in Tyler, TX, you are adding an extra measure of protection from employees who may disrupt or cripple your business.  Call us at DATCS (Drug & Alcohol Testing Compliance Services) in Tyler at 903-534-3893 for a customized criminal background check package specific to the needs of your business and visit us at to learn more.  We now also serve the Texarkana, TX and Texarkana, AR area. [osky-citation keyword='criminal background check Tyler TX']Photo Credit:  © a l e x s k o p j e  
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Hair Drug Test Wichita Falls TX: We Can Help With All Your Testing Needs

hair drug test Wichita Falls TX When you need drug testing, you want to know you’ve got someone who can help you with all the details.  If you’re looking for drug testing options in Wichita Falls, TX, that place is DATCS.  We can help with a hair drug test in Wichita Falls TX or many other options available.  We’ll help with all the paperwork to backup the results of the tests and answer any questions you have regarding the results.  Don’t stress anymore over dealing with companies that don’t have the same experience.  Trust the best at DATCS and give us a call today to get started at (940) 400-2779. [osky-citation keyword= 'hair drug test Wichita Falls TX']Photo Credit: @DepositPhotos/ a l e x r a t h s
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TALK TO YOUR KIDSIt 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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Managing DOT Physicals in Bossier City, LA. : What are the Requirements?

DOT physicals Bossier City LAThe Department of Transportation  (DOT) requires all commercial drivers receive DOT physicals in Bossier City, LA. The physicals ensure that drivers are in good health and able to drive trucks for extended lengths of time without harming themselves or other drivers. Drivers are required to carry a medical certificate if they operate a vehicle transporting more than 15 passengers for interstate commerce, if they drive a vehicle that weighs more than 10,001 pounds for interstate commerce or if they transport hazardous materials. The U.S. Department of Transportation has set certain medical requirements for commercial drivers.  Commercial drivers’ license (CDL) holders must have 20/40 vision in each eye that can be corrected with contacts or glasses. Diabetics who take oral medication can obtain a CDL, but diabetics who inject insulin can’t drive commercial vehicles. –A driver’s blood pressure must be under 160/100 or managed by medication. Commercial drivers are forbidden from using...
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DOT Physicals In Longview, TX: Regular Physicals Help To Insure Road Safety

dot physicals Longview TXMoving goods back and forth across Texas and rest of the country is important for business and for consumers but moving these goods safely should be the primary concern for commercial motor vehicle drivers.  Not only should they worry about their own safety but they should also be concerned with the safety of the driving public.  The U.S. Department of Transportation requires most drivers of commercial vehicles to have DOT physicals administered in Longview, TX and at many other locations around the country to insure that they are healthy enough to handle the demanding job of commercial vehicle driver. Are you a commercial vehicle driver who needs a physical?  If you operate a motor vehicle that carries 9 to 15 passengers, drive the vehicle more than 75 miles from where you report to work and the vehicle is driven interstate then you must get a physical.  If the commercial vehicle you...
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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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Criminal Background Check Bossier City LA: Choose Someone on Whom You Can Rely

criminal background check bossier city LA  Do you want to hire someone and you have to run a criminal background check Bossier City LA? The first step you should take is to hire a company that takes these checks seriously. Drug & Alcohol Testing Compliance Service is one of the most reliable places to go when you want to run a criminal background check Bossier City LA or Texarkana TX on a new or potential hire. They take their checks seriously. This will help ensure that the only people associated with your business are people you can trust. Choose DATCS and find someone upon whom you can rely! Call DATCS at 318-678-5568. [osky-citation keyword= 'criminal background check bossier city LA']Photo Credit: @DepositPhotos/ a l e x s k o p j e
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RIDE FOR THE CURE LOGO  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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Criminal Background Check Longview TX: Keep Your Workplace Safe and Drug-Free

criminal background check longview txDo you own a business in Texas?  Do you need to conduct drug and alcohol testing for your employees?  Do you need to have a criminal background check Longview TX conducted on a potential employee?  If so, then you need to call us at Drug & Alcohol Testing Compliance Services at 903-500-2770.  We service many areas of Texas including Texarkana, TX and Texarkana, AR.  Our collectors are available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week for emergency or scheduled on-site testing.  If you need a criminal background check Longview TX, we will conduct a thorough and speedy check on any employees you are considering hiring.  Keep your workplace safe and drug-free.  Visit our website at to learn more about our services. [osky-citation keyword='criminal background check longview tx']
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DNA PATERNITY TESTING is legally binding and court admissible. No appointment needed, Accredited Laboratory, Forensic Quality.
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Why Perform A Criminal Background Check Wichita Falls TX?

criminal background check wichita falls txA criminal background check Wichita Falls TX is the process used to compile all the criminal records that a person has accumulated in their life. Often employers request these background checks before they agree to hire an employee. Employers usually do this so they can safeguard their own financial interests, and to honestly tell their clients that all of the employees who will be dealing with their private information have no relevant criminal history. These background checks are also used to verify that the information an individual has submitted as part of their application is correct. Often employers might not care as much that a person had a criminal history as they care that a person was willing to disclose that information. These background checks can include a wide variety of information, including: polygraph testing, military records, medical, mental and physiological records, licensing records, financial records, employment records, education records, driving...
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MRO Tyler TX: How Important Is A Medical Review Officer?

mro tyler txIf you own a business, you know how important it is for you and your employees to practice safe work habits and to maintain a safe work environment.  Substance abuse on the job can be a threat to both safety and productivity and as a business owner it is something you must pay attention to.  To help you test and monitor new and current employees you should consider working with a professional drug testing company with a on-staff Medical Review Officer (MRO).  An MRO Tyler TX is a licensed medical doctor with special training in substance abuse testing.  He or she is responsible for receiving and reviewing lab results that are generated by an employer’s drug testing program.  Why is this important? ▪  An MRO is impartial advocate for the accuracy and integrity of the drug-testing process with a knowledge of the protocol of drug testing including maintaining chain-of-custody documentation for...
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DOT Medical Exam and Commercial Motor Vehicle Certification

About the Exam A Department of Transportation (DOT) physical examination is conducted by a licensed "medical examiner." The term includes, but is not limited to, doctors of medicine (MD), doctors of osteopathy (DO), physician assistants (PA), advanced practice nurses (APN), and doctors of chiropractic (DC).
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  What are its short term effects? Short term effects include loss of control, lack of pain response, increased agitation, pale skin, seizures, vomiting, profuse sweating, uncontrolled / spastic body movements, elevated blood pressure, heart rate and palpitations. The onset of this drug is 3-5 minutes, and the duration of the high is 1-8 hours. In addition to physical signs of use, users may experience: dysphoria, severe paranoia, delusions, hallucinations and increased agitation. What are its long term effects? Unknown
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