DriverCheck’s 2nd annual Fitness for Duty Summit is being held in Edmonton, Alberta on October 2 and 3. Last year over 350 people attended the inaugural event in Milton, Ontario, and we expect this year to be even bigger!
It’s been referred to as the single largest bill to combat the drug crisis in the history of the United States. In 2017, there were 3,987 deaths linked to the use of opioids in Canada, which represents 11 lives lost per day. Today, more than a staggering 115 people in the United States die each day after overdosing on opioids.
Federal Bill H.R.6, which is referred to as the “Substance Use-Disorder Prevention that Promotes Opioid Recovery and Treatment for Patients and Communities Act” was signed into law on Oct. 24, 2018, by President Donald Trump in part of the ongoing conflict to stop and prevent the opioid epidemic in the United States.
Our very own Chief Medical Review Officer, Dr. Melissa Snider-Adler featured among other experts on “The Agenda with Steve Paikin” discussing some of the mystery surrounding legalization of Cannabis.
Proud to have Dr. Snider-Adler as a part of our family!
Always a great conversation with Bruce Outridge @theleadpedal. Learn about who DriverCheck is, and what we do!
After much deliberation, the Federal Government is set to approve Canada’s first roadside saliva testing device, just in time for October 17 legalization.
Roadside saliva testing devices were authorized by bill C-46 and will assist police officers in testing drivers roadside for THC, the main psychoactive component in cannabis.
In the arbitration decision of Lower Churchill Transmission Construction Employers’ Association representing Valard Construction v. IBEW Local 1620 (Tizzard Grievance), in Newfoundland, Arbitrator John Roil considered whether an employer violated the duty to accommodate in deciding not to place a medicinal cannabis user in a safety-sensitive role.
On Oct. 24, 2017, DriverCheck hosted Marijuana Unwrapped – Don’t Just Roll With It in Calgary. This was an educational seminar about the challenges of cannabis in the workplace. Over 230 people attended, with the purpose of leaving with a better understanding of how to handle and adapt to workplace concerns of cannabis.
Cannabis (marijuana) use, that has been authorized for medical purposes has soared in Canada over the last number of years. Recently, we have seen a large spike in authorizations, which is likely due to the pending legalization of cannabis and society’s general acceptance of cannabis use as a “cure-all” for a variety of medical conditions. It may seem to employers that ‘everyone’ is now using cannabis and claiming it is for medical purposes.
Please be advised that DriverCheck will be implementing an expanded opioid testing panel for lab-based drug tests for all of our clients effective as of June 4, 2018.
DriverCheck is pleased to announce the sponsorship of RJS Motorsports and their driver, Bob Schultheiss in the 2017 Lucas Oil Sportsman Cup Series.
“Bob has been a long-time supporter of DriverCheck, and has made workplace fitness for duty one of his top priorities for the organizations he has represented,” Connor Page, Business Development Manager at DriverCheck explains.