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Local 4th of July Celebrations and Festivals

  • June 27, 2018

Are you looking for ways to celebrate this 4th of July? Here is a list of some of the great events taking place around our communities this weekend! City of Republic Have-A-Blast Patriotic Celebration Friday, June 29th at JR Martin Park Free Admission   Sertoma Duck Race Festival Friday, June 29th – Saturday, June 30th at the Finley River Park, Ozark, MO   Willard Freedom Fest Saturday, June 30th at Jackson Street Park Food, Fun, and Fireworks   Rogersville Independence Day Parade & Celebration Saturday, June 30th at 211 E Center St, Rogersville, MO   Marshfield’s 139th Annual Independence Parade…

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Are You Compliant? Use This Drug and Alcohol Checklist to Confirm.

  • February 13, 2018

Have you reviewed your drug and alcohol policy lately?  If the answer is no, now would be a good time.  Reviewing your policy will make sure you have not missed any laws and best practices that might have changed, while your policy has stayed the same.  Giving you the chance to correct the situation before it is too late! We can definitely review your policy and procedures to make sure you are in compliance at any time.  If you would like a quick reference, use the following checklist to minimize your liability. Are you DOT regulated? o Unsure Are you…

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MoDOT Solar Eclipse Information

MoDOT Solar Eclipse Information

  • August 18, 2017

A total solar eclipse will be visible over 300 miles of Missouri on Monday, Aug. 21, 2017, making the state a prime draw for up to 1.2 million visitors. Just before noon CDT that day, the moon's shadow will begin to block sunlight. Around 1 pm, the areas that will experience a total eclipse will reach maximum darkness for up to 2 minutes and 40 seconds. The moon exits the sunlight's path completely around 2:30 pm. MoDOT expects more than a million visitors to begin trickling into Missouri over the course of several days. We are not certain of how the exit will go. In other…

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Opioid Epidemic In Missouri

Opioid Epidemic in Missouri

  • July 26, 2017

The United States is currently in the middle of a nation-wide epidemic.  Hospital emergency rooms and first responders are overwhelmed by the victims, and both small towns and large cities are reporting losses on a massive scale.  This modern plague isn’t deterred by age, status in life, or race.  But unlike epidemics of years past, these victims haven’t contracted viruses like AIDS or influenza.   America is currently drowning under the rising tide of an opioid epidemic. Opioids are a class of drugs that affect the body’s pain receptors.  Opioid receptors are located in the brain, spinal cord, and other parts…

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Drug Use Is Up Among American Workers

Drug Use Is Up Among American Workers

  • June 21, 2017

Sobering Results: Recent Study Suggests Drug Use Is Up Among American Workers Tuesday, June 20, 2017 A recent study conducted by the drug testing company Quest Diagnostics indicates that the rate of positive drug test results among the U.S. workforce is at a 12-year high, driven by increased cocaine, amphetamines, and marijuana use. The study’s results track an alarming trend that highlights the continued need for vigilance for signs of use and abuse in the workplace as well as comprehensive prevention, testing, and treatment programs. According to the Quest Diagnostics Drug Testing Index™ released on May 17, 2017, overall positivity…

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I Wish My Company Did Random Drug & Alcohol Tests

I Wish My Company Did Random Drug & Alcohol Tests

  • June 19, 2017

Below is an article from one of our customers.  She wishes to rename anonymous to protect the privacy of anyone mentioned in the article below.  This is her story and why she urges businesses to use Missouri Onsite Testing. I spent several years as an executive with a nonprofit.  One of the functions of my job was to operate a gift shop.  All employees, no matter at what level, were drug tested prior to beginning employment… but that was all.  No random screenings or threat of that even.  This really never seemed like a problem… until there was that one…

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Tips To Prepare For A DOT Inspection

Tips to Prepare for a DOT Inspection

  • June 5, 2017

Save yourself time and money from fines or being out of service by always being prepared for a DOT inspection.  Missouri Onsite Testing can assist you with records retention, policy reviews and company-wide screenings for drugs and alcohol. DOT Inspection Preparation Tips: Drivers can learn the dangers of driving defective vehicles and how to detect and report problems for repairs well before a bigger issue arises. One of the best ways to do this is to perform a simple walk-around inspection before and after every trip the vehicle makes, including: Checking the tires Even though tires rarely blow out, they…

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DOT Six Levels Of Inspection

DOT Six Levels of Inspection

  • June 5, 2017

All commercial truck drivers know DOT inspections can take place anytime.  Being prepared will make your inspection go quickly and not cost you additional time or fines. There are six levels of DOT inspections: Level I: North American Standard Inspection At this level of inspection, the inspector will be meticulous in checking the driver's documents, in addition to looking for drugs, alcohol or hazardous materials that the driver may be transporting. This list includes: Driver's license Driver's daily log and hours of service Driver and Vehicle Inspection Report Medical card and waiver Alcohol and/or drugs Hazmat requirements In checking the vehicle, the evaluation…

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Tips For Managing Your Teenagers Peer Pressure

Tips for managing your teenagers peer pressure

  • March 21, 2017

Parents are always celebrating the milestones in their children’s lives. The first smile, the first step, the first word are all those important milestones that we cherish as parents. Then along comes the milestone of starting school, probably one of the most difficult changes in a child’s life for a parent to deal with during childhood. Once your children start school we begin to lose them to the influence of other students, teachers, and the world. By the time your little darlings have become teenagers they are almost entirely influenced by their peers. But parents who remain active and engaged…

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Why should parents drug test their teenagers?

  • March 1, 2017

They are many schools of thought when it comes to drug testing your children. There is no right or wrong answer but here at Missouri Onsite Testing we believe in “trust but verify.” According to a study at the University of Michigan, by the 12th grade about half of the students surveyed had abused an illicit drug. The study showed that the main factors that kept children drug free are a strong connection with parents, family members, school, and religion. The number one reason students cited for starting or abusing drugs or alcohol is peer pressure. Peer pressure is a…

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