STD Screening for Gay and Bisexual Men
Knowing the male STD warning signs and how they should be treated is very important for every sexually active gay man to be aware of. Protecting yourself and your partner is the best way to make sure no diseases spread. STD Rates Gay vs Straight Men STDs are by no means a problem that only…Read More
What is DOT Drug and Alcohol Testing?
A DOT drug test is a drug test that is administered under the authority of the Department of Transportation (DOT). Those who work jobs as a “safety-sensitive” employee – basically, anyone whose position includes tasks that could put the safety of workers or passengers at risk if not performed correctly – are subject to DOT…Read More
How Do You Know if Your Teenager is Vaping?
Parenting is scary enough and now this: kids are getting hurt and even dying from vaping. There are hundreds of brands of vaping products out there and you don’t know what your teenager is using. So, how do you know if your teenager is vaping? Understand Vaping: Nicotine and THC (Cannabis) The Center for Addiction…Read More
Legal Marijuana and Drug Testing: An Employer’s Guide
Legal recreational marijuana is coming to Illinois on January 1, 2020. Signed into law by Gov. Pritzker, HB 1438 allows for the sale and use of marijuana throughout the state. What does this mean for employers? Legal Cannabis in Illinois First, let’s take a look at what legal recreational cannabis means here in Chicago and…Read More
Drug Testing and Prescription Drugs in Family Court
How do we determine if a positive drug test is the result of a valid prescription for drugs or illicit use? The Department of Transportation describes the role of the Medial Review officer as such: A Medical Review Officer (MRO) is a person who is a licensed physician and who is responsible for receiving and reviewing laboratory results…Read More
What Happens If You Fail a DOT Drug Test?
We get this question from both employers and drivers: What happens if you fail a DOT drug test? What if it happens to your best driver? Failure of, or refusal to take a DOT drug test means immediate removal from all safety sensitive duties. In order to continue driving, the employee must go through the…Read More
Drug Testing In a Legal Environment for Marijuana
In January, Illinois will become one of the 11 states that will allow for the legal use of recreational marijuana. While Illinois has allowed the use of medical marijuana for some time the list of qualifying diseases has kept the market limited. That will all change in January when anyone over the age of 21…Read More
The FMCSA Clearinghouse: Get Registered Now
As you’ve read in our previous posts, the Federal Motor Carrier Administration (FMCSA)’s clearinghouse database is going live in January 2020. In order to help employers and drivers get prepared for that, registration is now open. That means you can get your company and your employees registered today. Drivers, you should also get signed up…Read More
New: Drug Testing Resources for Attorneys
TrueTest Labs has long been a trusted partner with law firms and attorneys when it comes to court ordered drug testing. As part of that partnership, we have created a page of resources for lawyers, including a blank court order for drug testing, a downloadable list of drug categories and brand names, and a full…Read More
Employers and the Commercial Driver’s License Drug and Alcohol Clearinghouse
The FMCSA’s Drug and Alcohol clearinghouse is a database that keeps records on all commercial drivers, including those with learning permits. The goal is to provide up to date information to government agencies and employers in order to maintain safety on the roads and protect others from those with drug and alcohol violations. What Employers…Read More