Heroes all around us

There are heroes all around us, and they come is all sorts of shapes, sizes and colors. It is safe to bet that 90% of them have no idea they are heroes, but that is the way of heroes.
A Hero is defined as “a person who is admired or idealized for courage, outstanding achievements, or noble qualities”. It is a safe bet that the amount of heroes around us, tally well into the millions, here in the United States, right now, as we read. Not so you say? Let’s just count a few million or so. How about every first responders working right this minute, and the one that is home resting and getting ready to take the next shift. That’s got to be at least 10 to 20 million or so when you count EMT’s, Doctors, Nurses, Hospital Aides and Assistants, Fire Fighters, Police, National Guard, Coast Guard, Army, Navy, Airforce and Marines.
How about the food Industry? Millions of Growers, Harvesters, Dairymen, Renachers, Packers, Marketers, Grocers, Clerks and box-out help. Bingo another 10 to 20 million at least.
How about the Manufacturers? We are out of just about everything, thanks to the hoarders, but the manufacturers are rising to the occasion. Makers of masks, disinfectants, toilet paper, soap, drugs, that often needed glass of wine at the end of the day. At least another 10 to 20 million.
How about the Transportation Industry? Shippers, Loaders, Storers, Stackers, and last, but certainly not least, you, the CDL Driver. Again another 10 to 20 million or more.

You are the heroes of the Current Coronavirus Crisis, and our hats are off to you. Thank you for your good work.

DOT Drug Testing Guidance during COVID-19 For Service Agents

“DOT is committed to maintaining public safety while providing maximum flexibility to allow Transportation industries to conduct their operations safely and efficiently during this period of national emergency.”

For Service Agents (DOT guidance for March 23, 2020)
            1. As a collector, BAT, Laboratory, MRO or SAP you should continue to provide services to DOT-Regulated employers, if it is possible to do so in accordance with State and Local mandates related to COVID-19. Should you have concerns about COVID-19 when testing or interacting with employees, please follow your company policy, directions from State and Local Officials and guidance from the CDC and Prevention (CDC)

COMPLIANCE ASSOCIATES INC.  of Redding, Ca. is open for business and ready to fulfill your drug testing needs.

CLEARINGHOUSE and Owner-Operators

The CLEARINGHOUSE
What will it do for you?
What you need to know.

“The CLEARINGHOUSE database helps OWNER-OPERATORs keep roads safer for all drivers by identifying, in real time, drivers prohibited from performing safety-sensitive functions, such as operating a commercial motor vehicle (CMV), due to a drug and alcohol program violation”

Go to #CLEARINGHOUSE and click on Learning Center. Open the OWNER-OPERATOR Section and start reading. As a self-employed driver learn what the CLEARINGHOUSE is.
• Learn how to report Limited Queries, Full Queries and violations.
• Learn how to use the CLEARINGHOUSE
• Learn how others will use the CLEARINGHOUSE
Keep doing your part to keep our Roads and Highways, your workplace, safe.

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DOT Drug Testing Guidance during COVID-19 For DOT Regulated Employees

“DOT is committed to maintaining public safety while providing maximum flexibility to allow Transportation industries to conduct their operations safely and efficiently during this period of national emergency.”

For DOT-Regulated Employees (DOT Guidance, 3/23/2020)
1. If you are experiencing COVID-19-related symptoms, contact your medical provider, and if necessary contact your employer about your availability.
2. If you have COVID-19 related concerns about testing you should discuss them with your employer.
3. It is the employer’s responsibility to evaluate the circumstances of the employee’s refusal to test and determine whether or not the employee’s actions should be considered a refusal as per 49 CFR.

COMPLIANCE ASSOCIATES INC. of Redding, Ca. is open for business and is ready to fulfill your drug testing needs.