Random Testing: Who, What and Why - Blueline Services Drug Testing, Employment Screening, Random Selection, DOT Management, POCT
Random Testing: Who, What, And Why

What is random testing? Random testing is unannounced drug testing that should be performed at reasonable intervals throughout the year. It is one of many different types of workplace drug testing that can be performed to help enforce a safe work environment and drug-free workplace. Who is...

The Cost Of Not Drug Testing - absenteeism, workers compensation claims, liability, employment drug testing policy, Blueline Services
The Cost Of Not Drug Testing

Hiring practices and retention often rank as some of the most important priorities for a company and largely contribute to a company's overall success and savings. With times being tight for many organizations, it's important to examine which expenses are crucial to your organization's health. While...

What Is The Adverse Action Process? Blueline Services Pre-Adverse Action Notice, Adverse Action Letter, Employment, Hiring, Background Checks
What Is The Adverse Action Process?

What exactly is the Adverse Action process? Whenever a background check provided by a third-party (such as Blueline Services) is used to deny employment, cease an existing employment relationship, deny advancement, or in any way adversely affect the subject of the background check, the Adverse Action...

Drug Testing Collections During COVID-19 - Quest Diagnostics, Collection Sites, Drug Testing, Blueline Services
Quest Drug Test Collections During COVID-19

Is Quest Diagnostics still completing drug tests? Yes. Quest Diagnostics Patient Service Centers (PSC) are open and operational. Respiratory specimens are never collected at Quest PSCs, including specimens for COVID-19 testing. Quest has stated that they are proceeding with drug test collections using standard safety protocols...

Data Purging Will Begin On June 26th
Data Purging Reminder

Dear Clients, This is a reminder that Blueline Services can host your reporting data for a maximum of 5 years. After that time frame, all data must be deleted from our system. This includes: -All information within our software and websites, this means that this information will no...

DOT Guidance Regarding COVID-19
DOT Guidance Regarding COVID-19

This guidance document sent out by the Department of Transportation provides clarity to DOT-regulated employers, employees, and service agents on conducting DOT drug-and-alcohol testing given concerns about the Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19). We, as a Nation, are facing an unprecedented public health emergency that is...

COVID-19 Impact On Drug Testing
COVID-19 Impact On Drug Testing

Dear Clients, Quest and LabCorp have been named as two of the commercial labs that will be testing for COVID-19. The CDC has stated that testing must be done at state and local Public Health Laboratories or physician’s offices or hospitals. This naturally got our attention...

Court Closures With COVID-19
Court Closures With COVID-19

Dear Clients, Due to the national disruption of COVID-19 and the subsequent impact on court systems there may be some reporting delays accessing court records in some states and counties. As of this morning, 14 states are affected (with mostly isolated/individual closures), with more possible in...

Department of Transportation DOT CBD Notice - Using CBD in a safety-sensitive federally-regulated workplace - Blueline Services Drug Testing Industry News
Department of Transportation CBD Notice

The Department of Transportation (DOT) released a notice yesterday concerning CBD use within DOT-regulated positions. We have included part of that notice for you below: We have had inquiries about whether the Department of Transportation-regulated safety-sensitive employees can use CBD products.  Safety-sensitive employees who are subject...

Meth Is Back and 'Uglier Than Ever' Drug Testing and Background Checks Blueline Services Blog
Meth Is Back and ‘Uglier Than Ever’

There is a new wave of meth abuse sweeping the country that has police, parents, and employers shifting their focus from opioid abuse to methamphetamine. Ohio in particular has seen a staggering jump in meth usage over the past couple of years. The Ohio High-Intensity Drug...