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DriverCheck Presents Health Sciences Award at Regional Fair

Saturday, April 5, 2014 - 7:08 PM

Four awards, prize money, and a ticket to the nationals – 13 year old Zeel Patel accomplished all of this in just one day at the Wood Buffalo Regional Science Fair in Fort McMurray on Saturday. The Grade 8 student at Ecole McTavish Junior High Public School was the recipient of the DriverCheck Health Sciences…      Continue Reading

DriverCheck Promotes Harley Giveaway at Truck World

Saturday, April 12, 2014 - 8:00 PM

The DriverCheck team speaks with attendees at our booth at the Truck World show in Toronto.

Look for DriverCheck’s booth at the NL Occupational Health & Safety Association 2014 Conference & Trade Show

Wednesday, May 14, 2014 - 9:00 AM

With some big topics on the agenda at the NLOHSA’s Health & Safety Conference this year, we’re sending one of our big guns out to Gander! Jeremy Pittman, a certified Occupational Health Nurse (and more importantly, a Newfoundland and Labrador native) with over 17 years’ experience in the field will be manning the DriverCheck booth…      Continue Reading

Look for DriverCheck’s booth at the NL Occupational Health & Safety Association 2014 Conference & Trade Show

Thursday, May 15, 2014 - 7:00 AM

With some big topics on the agenda at the NLOHSA’s Health & Safety Conference this year, we’re sending one of our big guns out to Gander! Jeremy Pittman, a certified Occupational Health Nurse (and more importantly, a Newfoundland and Labrador native) with over 17 years’ experience in the field will be manning the DriverCheck booth…      Continue Reading

Look for DriverCheck’s booth at the NL Occupational Health & Safety Association 2014 Conference & Trade Show

Friday, May 16, 2014 - 7:00 AM

With some big topics on the agenda at the NLOHSA’s Health & Safety Conference this year, we’re sending one of our big guns out to Gander! Jeremy Pittman, a certified Occupational Health Nurse (and more importantly, a Newfoundland and Labrador native) with over 17 years’ experience in the field will be manning the DriverCheck booth…      Continue Reading

Visit DriverCheck’s Booth at the Northern Mines Expo

Wednesday, May 28, 2014 - 8:30 AM

It is Canada’s largest Gold Show, and we’re going to be part of it! Visit the DriverCheck booth at this year’s Northern Mines Expo in Timmins!

Visit DriverCheck’s booth at the AOHNA 2014 Symposium

Wednesday, May 28, 2014 - 8:30 AM

DriverCheck is proud to be a gold level sponsor of this year’s Alberta Occupational Health Nurses Association Symposium at Banff Park Lodge, May 28th to 30th. This year, our very own Shannon Jacobi will deliver an informative talk on relevant issues facing OHNs today. Her session, 3D Occupational Health Care: Successful Strategies for Successful Outcomes…      Continue Reading

Visit DriverCheck’s booth at the AOHNA 2014 Symposium

Thursday, May 29, 2014 - 8:30 AM

DriverCheck is proud to be a gold level sponsor of this year’s Alberta Occupational Health Nurses Association Symposium at Banff Park Lodge, May 28th to 30th. This year, our very own Shannon Jacobi will deliver an informative talk on relevant issues facing OHNs today. Her session, 3D Occupational Health Care: Successful Strategies for Successful Outcomes…      Continue Reading

DriverCheck To Introduce Keynote Speaker at AOHNA 2014 Symposium

Thursday, May 29, 2014 - 10:00 AM

As a proud sponsor of this year’s Alberta Occupational Health Nurses Association Symposium, DriverCheck’s Business Development Manager Connor Page will have the pleasure of introducing Dr. Bonnie Rogers as one of the conference’s keynote speakers. Dr. Bonnie Rogers is an internationally recognized expert in occupational health, worker health promotion, and occupational health nursing. She will…      Continue Reading

DriverCheck Presents 3D Occupational Health Care: Successful Strategies for Successful Outcomes in a Complex World

Friday, May 30, 2014 - 1:00 PM

DriverCheck is proud to be a gold level sponsor of this year’s Alberta Occupational Health Nurses Association Symposium at Banff Park Lodge, May 28th to 30th. This year, our very own Shannon Jacobi will deliver an informative talk on relevant issues facing OHNs today. Her session, 3D Occupational Health Care: Successful Strategies for Successful Outcomes…      Continue Reading

New Transportation Clinic Opens

Monday, July 14, 2014 - 3:59 PM

KITCHENER, July 14, 2014 – DriverCheck, a leading provider of workplace medical testing and assessments, has become the first in Canada to offer drivers a unique transportation clinic with no wait for their provincial license or DOT-mirrored medical exams. The newly renovated clinic boasts three big screen TVs mounted on a wall in the waiting…      Continue Reading

Look for DriverCheck at the Fergus Truck Show

Friday, July 25, 2014 - 8:00 AM

Look for DriverCheck at the Fergus Truck Show Friday, July 25th to Sunday, July 27th! We will be at booth M13. You won’t be able to miss the Harley parked next to us! If you’ve been following us on LinkedIn, Twitter or Facebook, you know what we’re talking about.  Yes, something good to finally come…      Continue Reading

Look for DriverCheck at the Fergus Truck Show

Saturday, July 26, 2014 - 9:00 AM

Look for DriverCheck at the Fergus Truck Show Friday, July 25th to Sunday, July 27th! We will be at booth M13. You won’t be able to miss the Harley parked next to us! If you’ve been following us on LinkedIn, Twitter or Facebook, you know what we’re talking about.  Yes, something good to finally come…      Continue Reading

Look for DriverCheck at the Fergus Truck Show

Sunday, July 27, 2014 - 9:00 AM

Look for DriverCheck at the Fergus Truck Show Friday, July 25th to Sunday, July 27th! We will be at booth M13. You won’t be able to miss the Harley parked next to us! If you’ve been following us on LinkedIn, Twitter or Facebook, you know what we’re talking about.  Yes, something good to finally come…      Continue Reading

Free Lunch and Open House at DriverCheck’s Newest Clinic

Friday, September 5, 2014 - 11:00 AM

Next week is National Trucking Week and DriverCheck is holding an open house at its new transportation clinic in Kitchener to show our appreciation for the contribution of our country’s truck drivers. “Unfortunately, the recent Burlington Skyway crash has put truck drivers under the microscope,” says Dr. Chris Page, President of DriverCheck. “But we know…      Continue Reading

Look for DriverCheck at the CSSE’s Professional Development Conference

Sunday, September 14, 2014 - 8:52 PM

Look for us at this year’s CSSE Professional Development Conference in Calgary, September 14th-17th! Dr. Barry Kurtzer, DriverCheck’s Medical Director and well-respected expert in workplace health and safety will address these hot topics: Why more employers are incorporating obstructive sleep apnea screening and fatigue management into their health and safety programs The potential for age-related…      Continue Reading

Look for us at the CSSE’s Professional Development Conference in Calgary

Monday, September 15, 2014 - 8:55 PM

Look for us at this year’s CSSE Professional Development Conference in Calgary, September 14th-17th! Dr. Barry Kurtzer, DriverCheck’s Medical Director and well-respected expert in workplace health and safety will address these hot topics: Why more employers are incorporating obstructive sleep apnea screening and fatigue management into their health and safety programs The potential for age-related…      Continue Reading

Look for us at the CSSE’s Professional Development Conference in Calgary

Tuesday, September 16, 2014 - 8:56 PM

Look for us at this year’s CSSE Professional Development Conference in Calgary, September 14th-17th! Dr. Barry Kurtzer, DriverCheck’s Medical Director and well-respected expert in workplace health and safety will address these hot topics: Why more employers are incorporating obstructive sleep apnea screening and fatigue management into their health and safety programs The potential for age-related…      Continue Reading

Look for us at the CSSE’s Professional Development Conference in Calgary

Wednesday, September 17, 2014 - 8:56 PM

Look for us at this year’s CSSE Professional Development Conference in Calgary, September 14th-17th! Dr. Barry Kurtzer, DriverCheck’s Medical Director and well-respected expert in workplace health and safety will address these hot topics: Why more employers are incorporating obstructive sleep apnea screening and fatigue management into their health and safety programs The potential for age-related…      Continue Reading

DriverCheck Delivers Medical Marijuana Information Sessions

Monday, November 3, 2014 - 9:52 PM

With medicinal marijuana and the new federal regulations around authorizing its use now a hot button issue from a safety perspective, DriverCheck has taken the lead in providing employers with a more thorough understanding of the changes and their applicability to workplaces. On request, DriverCheck’s Medical Director and Chief Medical Review Officer Dr. Barry Kurtzer…      Continue Reading

DriverCheck attends Ontario Ministry of Labour strategy session

Thursday, November 20, 2014 - 8:30 AM

DriverCheck’s Medical Director, Dr. Barry Kurtzer provided the Ministry of Labour with some insight into occupational medicine issues at a strategy session on occupational health and safety and labour relations last week. “In the Occupational Health and Safety environment, regulatory and day-to-day operational issues facing employers, workers, and occupational health care providers are both ever…      Continue Reading

Top 5 Health-Related New Year’s Resolutions and How To Stick To Them

Thursday, January 15, 2015 - 4:09 PM

Ok, so we’re two weeks into the New Year. Resolution time!  Does this sound familiar? You went to sleep last night gung ho about getting to the gym before starting your work day and were relatively confident you would be ready to leap out of bed when your alarm clock went off. But within seconds…      Continue Reading

Supervisor Training: The Defence Against e-Joints and More!

Thursday, January 22, 2015 - 2:23 PM

According to an article published in the New York Times this week, the latest buzz in the battle to beat drug use detection might be the electronic joint, or “e-joint” for short. It looks like a jet black Marlboro and not only can it be mistaken for a cigarette (the tip glows red when you…      Continue Reading

Guest Blog: Medical Marijuana in Canada

Thursday, February 5, 2015 - 6:49 PM

By Aaron Spodek, Co-Founder, President & CEO, Vector Medical Corporation When you hear the word marijuana, do you think of Cheech and Chong, Bob Marley, and rock concerts? If so, I’m guessing your brain triggers similar associations when you hear the term medical marijuana. Don’t worry, it’s not even something we do consciously; the associations are…      Continue Reading

POCTs, Insurance Coverage and the Case for Confirmation Testing

Thursday, March 5, 2015 - 6:06 PM

If your company doesn’t require confirmation testing on non-negative POCT drug screens or if you are considering this non-inclusion of confirmation testing as part of your testing policy, you should take a close look at recent trends in the insurance industry south of the border.  It is best practice to confirm non-negative POCT drug screen…      Continue Reading

DriverCheck Recognizes World Sleep Day

Friday, March 13, 2015 - 2:25 PM

Did you get enough z’s last night? Thousands of motor vehicle operators likely didn’t. Recent studies published by the U.S. Federal Motor Carrier Safety Association show that up to 28% of commercial vehicle drivers may have Obstructive Sleep Apnea (OSA) and many of them may not even know it. In recognition of World Sleep Day, DriverCheck…      Continue Reading

DriverCheck Delivers Sleep Apnea Talk to Nova Scotia Trucking Safety Association

Thursday, March 19, 2015 - 2:21 PM

At the request of the Nova Scotia Trucking Safety Association (NSTSA), DriverCheck’s Medical Director, Dr. Barry Kurtzer will deliver a presentation on sleep apnea management at the NSTSA’s Safety Excellence Awards Luncheon in Dartmouth, Nova Scotia today. Dr. Kurtzer’s talk will focus on the “The War on Snore,” including: Health and safety risks associated with…      Continue Reading

Synthetic Marijuana in Canada: Research shows most popular in Alberta, Manitoba and Nova Scotia

Thursday, March 19, 2015 - 5:16 PM

MARCH 20, 2015 – There appears to be growing concern among employers in Canada that workers are using synthetic marijuana in an attempt to beat their employer’s drug tests. Over the past few weeks, several DriverCheck clients have asked if this is an issue and if detection is possible. We try to answer your questions…      Continue Reading

Hair Analysis on the U.S. Drug Testing Radar Again… Maybe

Friday, March 27, 2015 - 10:00 AM

Hair testing is back on the U.S. political agenda but it remains to be seen if the result will be any different this time around. Three years after a U.S. House Representative introduced a bill (H.R.6641) proposing a pilot program to study the benefits of using hair testing, a U.S. Senator has followed suit with…      Continue Reading

Look for us at ExpoCam!

Thursday, April 16, 2015 - 8:30 AM

Look for us at ExpoCam!

Friday, April 17, 2015 - 8:30 AM

Look for us at ExpoCam!

Saturday, April 18, 2015 - 8:30 AM

Electronic Chain of Custody: DOT approval and what it means for employers

Tuesday, April 21, 2015 - 1:01 PM

The alcohol and drug testing industry is in the process of moving ahead with changes that will produce a faster turnaround for test results. After being paper-heavy for decades, a new rule that came into effect this week means the push for an electronic chain of custody process is on and DriverCheck is perfectly positioned…      Continue Reading

Visit us at the HRIA Conference!

Wednesday, April 22, 2015 - 8:30 AM

Visit us at the HRIA Conference!

Thursday, April 23, 2015 - 8:30 AM

Remembering those affected by workplace-related injuries, illness and death

Tuesday, April 28, 2015 - 7:07 PM

Today is the National Day of Mourning and across Canada communities are recognizing those who were hurt, fell ill or lost their lives due to work-related incidents or disease. Here are the facts from the Canadian Centre for Occupational Health and Safety (CCOHS): The National Day of Mourning has spread to about 80 countries around…      Continue Reading

Owner Operator wins DriverCheck’s Harley Giveaway Contest

Thursday, June 4, 2015 - 10:00 AM

KITCHENER, ON – It took 35 years, but Lucian Stoica’s dream of owning a Harley Davidson motorcycle has come true with the dragster appearing in his driveway earlier this month. “You’ve got to be kidding me,” Stoica said in disbelief when he walked outside his house and saw the 2015 Harley Davidson Softail Breakout. Stoica,…      Continue Reading

New guidelines for drug testing on the horizon in the US

Wednesday, June 10, 2015 - 8:45 PM

Oral fluid tests, hair tests, and additional opiate prescription medication tests could be part of DOT-regulated drug testing programs in the not too distant future. The U.S. Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) is moving forward with proposed changes that could impact DOT regulated companies and even non-DOT workplaces in Canada and the…      Continue Reading

Canada’s highest court expands medical marijuana definition, creating potential issues for safety sensitive workplaces

Thursday, June 11, 2015 - 4:24 PM

June 11, 2015 – Canada’s highest court has ruled that medical marijuana patients can now consume marijuana in edible form as well as use other extracts and derivatives. The Supreme Court of Canada found the current restriction to smoking marijuana in its “dried” form violates a person’s right to liberty and security. Current federal health…      Continue Reading

DriverCheck Featured in Canadian HR Reporter’s “Medical Marijuana in the Workplace”

Thursday, June 18, 2015 - 2:14 PM

DriverCheck’s Medical Director and Chief Medical Review Officer Dr. Barry Kurtzer was recently featured in a Canadian HR Reporter story on medical marijuana in the workplace. With medical marijuana use expected to increase substantially over the next decade, this story examines the new federal regulations around medical marijuana and outlines best practices for employers dealing…      Continue Reading

The release of medical information: Insights for employers

Monday, June 22, 2015 - 2:24 PM

More and more, clients for whom we perform drug and alcohol testing services are requesting additional information on their workers who undergo this testing as part of a fitness for duty assessment. While we continually strive to provide employers with the information the employer needs to determine fitness for safety sensitive duty, there are limitations…      Continue Reading

ACOEM’s guidance on medical marijuana: What it means to Canadian employers

Thursday, July 2, 2015 - 1:43 PM

With medical marijuana use making its way to the top of the agenda at many workplace health and safety meetings, employers are looking for guidance. Common questions include, should its use be treated as a regular prescription medication? How should results be reported? Though there is no specific guidance for employers in Canada, The American…      Continue Reading

Fentanyl, the New OxyContin: A Problem for Safety Sensitive Workplaces?

Thursday, July 9, 2015 - 3:44 PM

It’s a popular and more potent substitute for the now defunct OxyContin. Yet only in rare or special circumstances are workplaces testing for Fentanyl, a synthetic opioid readily available through legitimate and false prescriptions, as well as on the street. The drug has made headlines across North America in recent months with overdose deaths on…      Continue Reading

The Second Annual TTSAO Conference

Wednesday, February 15, 2017 - 8:13 PM

The Truck Training Schools Association of Ontario launches its second annual conference on February 15 & 16, 2017 at the Centre for Health and Safety Innovation in Mississauga, Ontario. The agenda addresses the most important issues facing the Canadian trucking industry today, including the new the Mandatory Entry Level Driver Training (MELT) requirement. On July…      Continue Reading