[BLOG] TTC to Roll Out Random Drug Testing in 2017

Toronto is one of the busiest cities in the world and it’s not surprising that the city needs an extensive transit system. In recent history, Toronto Transit Commission (TTC) ridership has increased year over year and 2015 saw the transportation system provide a record 538 million rides. That’s a lot of people—and a lot of people’s safety to be responsible for.

The TTC doesn’t shy away from this responsibility, though. Safety is a key component of the way the TTC conducts its operations. Of its seven strategic objectives, safety sits at the top of the list.

[BLOG] National Day of Mourning

Today is National Day of Mourning; a day that commemorates workers, who have been killed, injured or suffered illness from workplace accidents, hazards, and incidents on the job.

Let’s take a moment today to think about those who have been injured, lost their lives and their families.

You may know someone who has been injured or lost their life on the job. Workplace tragedies are heartbreaking and have deeply impacted the lives of their family and friends.

[BLOG] Legislation to Legalize Cannabis is Announced

Last week, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau introduced new legislation to legalize cannabis in Canada, which is expected to formally take place in 2018.

The new law would allow adults 18 and over to possess up to 30 grams of dried cannabis with the ability to purchase cannabis and cannabis oil from retailers. Age limits will be regulated at the provincial level. Additionally, Canadians will be allowed to grow up to 4 plants per residence for personal use.

[BLOG] Sleep Apnea and Fatigue: The Silent Killers

We seem to be busier than ever these days, but time does not always allow people to keep their own health demands as important priorities. Many people do not get enough sleep to operate at their best, whether that is at work or in their personal lives. In addition, some workers feel pressured (either directly or inadvertently) to work beyond their normal limits in order to get things done.

DOT Proposes Changes to Drug Testing Panel

The US Department of Transportation (DOT) has issued notice of proposed rulemaking – NPRM – to revise Part 40 to harmonize with the revised Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) Mandatory Guidelines for Federal Workplace Drug Testing Programs using Urine, which is expected to be effective October 1, 2017.

There are two primary changes to the HHS Mandatory Guidelines to which this notice proposes to harmonize Part 40.

Fentanyl Testing Announcement

[Ayr, ON] – Fentanyl is a synthetic opioid pain reliever used in the treatment of severe pain and is 50 to 100 times more potent than morphine, with a shorter duration of action. It is prescribed in both tablet and transdermal patch forms, but can be obtained illegally through internet delivery in powder form as well. Fentanyl has a high risk for misuse, addiction and abuse. Fentanyl use in safety sensitive positions can be extremely dangerous.

[BLOG] How Random Alcohol and Drug Testing Programs Reduce Workplace Accidents and Heighten Productivity

There has been much controversy over the years stemming from random alcohol and drug testing in the workplace. Workers have questioned whether such tests violate their personal freedom, while businesses expressed concern that impaired employees affected both the company’s efficiency and the safety of their co-workers.

[BLOG] One on One with Dianne Holmes, Operations Manager at DriverCheck

DriverCheck Inc. is proud to be celebrating its 20th anniversary this summer. To commemorate this achievement, we are running a four-part series that features the DriverCheck family as they each reflect on the past twenty years of business. In the third part of this series, we recently sat down with Dianne Holmes, Operations Manager of DriverCheck, and pseudo family member to the Page clan, including Dr. Chris Page and Dr. Mary-Jean Page, the founders and owners of DriverCheck since 1996.

[BLOG] One on One with Maggie Dunnett, General Manager at DriverCheck

DriverCheck Inc. is proud to be celebrating its 20th anniversary this summer. To commemorate this achievement, we are running a four-part series that features the DriverCheck family as they each reflect on the past twenty years of business. In the second part of this series, we recently sat down with Maggie Dunnett, General Manager of DriverCheck, and daughter to Dr. Chris Page and Dr. Mary-Jean Page, the founders and owners of DriverCheck since 1996.