We receive numerous inquiries from single operators, employers and DER’s in regard to their New Entrant Safety Audit for the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA), which typically occurs within 12- 18 months of beginning operations. What is the New Entrant Safety Assurance Program? This program monitored by the Federal Motor Carriers Safety Administration (FMCSA) … Read moreWhat is an FMCSA New Entrant Audit?
Can you fail a drug test for alcohol? The simple answer is yes if a particular drug testing panel contains alcohol as a marker. If that is the case then it is possible you may fail a drug test for alcohol. At times, employers and individual’s think of drugs and alcohol as one in the … Read moreAlcohol Drug Test
In 2018, the Agricultural Improvement Act, removed the definition of marijuana under the controlled substances act. This act classified hemp-derived products that contain less than 0.3% of THC as NOT a controlled substance. Furthermore, any product, including “Cannabidol” (CBD)products, that have a concentration of more that 0.3% THC remains classified as marijuana, which is a … Read moreWill CBD Test Positive For Marijuana
Let’s be clear on what it means to refuse a DOT drug test before diving into what happens afterwards. According to DOT Rule 49 CFR Part 40 Section 40.191, an employee has refused to take a drug test if: 1. Fail to appear for any test (except a pre-employment test) within a reasonable time, as … Read moreWhat Happens If I Refuse a DOT Drug Test?
Hair follicle drug testing or more accurately described as Hair Drug Testing has become a more frequently utilized testing method by employers, courts and individuals. Many employers, courts and Substance Abuse Professionals are requiring a hair drug test rather than the standard urine test. Hair drug tests oftentimes are used by employers or anyone needing … Read moreWhat Shows Up In A Hair Follicle Drug Test?
What is a DOT Physical? A Department of Transportation (DOT) physical examination must be performed by a licensed “medical examiner” listed on the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) National Registry. The term includes, but is not limited to, Doctor of Medicine (MD), doctors of osteopathy (DO), physician assistants (PA), advanced practice nurses (APN), and … Read moreWhat is a DOT Physical
Marijuana, weed, reefer, grass, bud – and known by many more names – is now in fact legal in several countries and almost more than half of the states. In fact, a growing number of states and cities have even legalized its recreational use. Though still banned on a federal level, and drenched in the … Read moreMarijuana Use Medical and Recreational
What You Should Know About Synthetic Marijuana: Synthetic cannabinoids, also known as “K2” or “Spice” mimic the main psychoactive ingredient THC, found in marijuana. Synthetic cannabinoids do not contain cannabis but they can produce a hallucinatory effect anywhere between four and fifty times more potent than the THC found in marijuana. Data collected from emergency … Read moreWhat You Should Know About Synthetic Marijuana?
Many employers, clients and individuals often ask us “What is a Drug Free Workplace Program?” Often times employers are hesitant on implementing a Drug Free Workplace Program because they believe that if an employee tests positive the employee, must be terminated. This may not be the case, consequences for a positive test result must reflect the companies Drug Free … Read moreWhat is a Drug Free Workplace Program?
The staff of Coastal Drug Testing is committed to providing all drug and alcohol testing services in a professional, friendly and confidential manner and testing methods include urine, hair and oral saliva. Available drug testing analysis includes 5, 10, 12, 14, 17 panels and expanded opioids and synthetic marijuana. Customized panels are available upon request. Alcohol … Read moreWelcome to Coastal Drug Testing