USDOT Proposes Adding Oral Fluid Testing to Transportation Industry Drug and Alcohol Testing Programs

Written By ESR News Blog Editor Thomas Ahearn On February 27, 2022, the U.S. Department of Transportation (USDOT) issued a proposal in the Federal Register on “Procedures for Transportation Workplace Drug and Alcohol Testing Programs: Addition of Oral Fluid Specimen Testing for Drugs” to add oral fluid testing to the existing urine drug testing for…

Amazon Workers that Failed Marijuana Drug Tests Now Eligible for Employment

Written By ESR News Blog Editor Thomas Ahearn On September 21, 2021, Amazon.com – the second largest private employer in the United States – announced in a blog post that the company had “reinstated the employment eligibility for former employees and applicants who were previously terminated or deferred during random or pre-employment marijuana screenings.” The…

Marijuana Workforce Drug Test Positivity Rate Continues to Rise in U.S.

Written By ESR News Blog Editor Thomas Ahearn Marijuana workforce drug test positivity continued double-digit increases to keep the overall workforce drug test positivity rates at historically high levels, according to the 2021 Quest Diagnostics Drug Testing Index™ Analysis, the first large-scale national analysis of workforce drug testing during the Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. Based on…