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What Does a Background Check Consist Of?

Background Checks

Background checks are an important part of any hiring plan for the simple reason that they keep your employees and your customers safe. We’ve all seen the news reports about attacks in the workplace. While these headline-grabbing incidents are thankfully few and far between, other crimes happen on the job every single day.

Federal Judge Halts OSHA Rule on Post Accident Drug Testing

Drug Testing

On Tuesday, July 11th, Federal Judge David Russell, District Court for the Western District of Oklahoma, helped the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) halt its much maligned injury and illness reporting rule that was put into place under the Obama administration. The agency still must consider whether to undo all or part of the regulation. This now-barred rule did more to slow down, and to some extent stop, post-accident drug testing by employers across the United States for fear of an OSHA retaliation charge and fines. The case is the National Association of Home Builders of the United States et al. v. Perez et al.

The Most Dangerous Jobs in the U.S.

HR & Recruiting

No matter who you are or what kind of work you do, you want to be safe while on the job. From agriculture to education, medical care to construction, there are risks, and it’s a good idea to understand what they are before accepting that new position.

Every year, the U.S. Bureau Of Labor Statistics (BLS) compiles a list of workplace injuries, illnesses, and incidence rates. Here's a look at the industries and jobs that top the list for 2015.

Non-DOT Drug Testing: What You Need to Know

Drug Testing

Substance abuse—whether it’s alcohol, illegal drugs, or even legally prescribed medications—poses huge risks to businesses of all sizes. If left unchecked, abuse can cost employers billions each year on everything from healthcare costs to lost productivity.

If you think your company doesn’t need to drug test, just remember that the vast majority of drug-abusers are employed! A solid drug testing program helps weed out problems before the damage is done.