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Mastering DOT & Non-DOT Drug Testing: Adapting to Evolving Marijuana Laws

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January 2024

Drug testing strategies using last year's numbers

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December 2023

How to create and update a 219 plan using the FRA plan document

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October 2023

Refusals for DOT Drug and Alcohol Testing 

The DOT regulations are clear when it comes to refusals, but understanding them thoroughly is essential. Our webinar provided an overview of these regulations and shed light on the various determinations made by MROs, BATs, and STTs and when it is the employers responsibility. 

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243 Refresher Training Requirements

This webinar provides an overview of the refresher training requirements in 49 CFR Part 243, including:

-Which topics require refresher training? 

-What is the refresher training timeframe?

-What topics should be covered in refresher training?

We were thrilled to have Cory Johnson from the Federal Railroad Administration share his valuable insights with us.

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September 2023

Oral Fluids Testing: Preparing for DOT's New Final Rule

We were honored to have distinguished guest speaker Patrice Kelly, JD, Senior Policy Executive Advisor from the National Drug and Alcohol Screening Association (NDASA) share her expert insights on oral fluid testing. She is a leading authority in the field and a key contributor to the development of the new Part 40 regulations.

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August 2023

Roadway Worker Safety Discussion 

Lance Hawks, Human Performance Specialist – Safety Partnerships Division at the FRA and Katie Inouye, CEO of Spark TS expertly discussed railroad and contractor/oversight for roadway worker safety.

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Product Knowledge: Rail Tasker Checklists

Dive into the functionalities of Rail Tasker's On-the-Job and Proficiency Checklists. Gain greater familiarity with our user-friendly checklists, unique workflows, and customization options, compliant with 49 CFR 243, to further enhance your on-the-job training and certification processes.

About Spark TS

Spark TS is a leader in offering safety and compliance software and services solutions for the railroad and transportation industries. Spark TS set the standards for the CFR Part 243 Training Rule implementation with Rail Tasker™, a railroad mobile application for building safer work environments including operations testing, safety alert briefings, training, and drug and alcohol program management.

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Spark TS Launches FRA-approved Spanish Version of Roadway Worker Protection Training

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