Scott Mogensen

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About Scott Mogensen

Scott Mogensen manages Foley's Drug and Alcohol testing program. He has 11 years of experience in drug and alcohol testing and is an expert in DOT drug & alcohol compliance issues. As a Certified Substance Abuse Program Administrator (C-SAPA), he holds the highest credentials available for a program administrator.
12 04, 2018

Hair Testing: One Step Closer to Becoming a DOT Drug Testing Method

APRIL 12, 2018 - After a significant delay, there seems to be some progress towards hair testing becoming a DOT-approved drug testing method. Last month, members of a federal drug testing advisory board had a closed-door meeting to review a draft of the proposed rule. If enacted into law, this rule would allow trucking companies [...]

23 01, 2018

The DOT Drug Test Has Changed. Have You Updated Your Policy?

JANUARY 23, 2018 - Last month the Department of Transportation (DOT) announced some changes to the federal drug testing panel. These changes, which were made to address our nation’s growing opioid crisis, will provide for a more comprehensive drug screen by including synthetic opioids as part of the standard test. Previously, these substances were only [...]

16 11, 2017

Opioid Screening is Coming to Your DOT Drug Testing Panel

NOVEMBER 16, 2017 - Beginning on January 1, 2018, anyone taking a federally-mandated, DOT drug test will be tested for four additional substances. This change is designed to reflect our country’s growing opiate epidemic by including some of today’s most commonly prescribed and abused substances. Current Drug Testing Panel Currently, the Department of Health & [...]

24 08, 2017

Drug & Alcohol Testing: Understanding the Refusal to Test

AUGUST 24, 2017 - There are a number of reasons why you or a driver may be given a refusal to test. Sometimes, it’s as simple as not showing up for a required test. Or, perhaps you showed up for the test, but were unable to provide an adequate sample. Regardless of the circumstances, the [...]

26 07, 2017

Preparing for Your DOT Drug Test: What to Expect at the Collection Site

JULY 26, 2017 - So, you’ve been called for a DOT drug test and are instructed to go to the nearest collection facility for testing. Now what? Whether you’re going for a pre-employment, random or reasonable suspicion test, the process will be exactly the same. The DOT has a strict process that all of their [...]

21 06, 2017

Positive Drug Test Results: What You Need to Know

JUNE 21, 2017 - Circumstances can get pretty complicated in the event of a positive drug test result - especially for companies regulated by the Department of Transportation. The DOT has strict regulations regarding the steps that must be taken afterwards. So let’s get into it:  What happens if an employee tests positive? I received [...]

13 06, 2017

2017 Custody & Control Form (CCF) Awaiting Federal Approval

JUNE 13, 2017 - The current 2014 version of the Federal Custody & Control Form (CCF) expired last month. However, because the newest version hasn’t yet received federal approval, all employers, laboratories and service providers will be allowed to continue using the current 2014 version of the CCF for at least 12 months – or [...]

11 05, 2017

DOT Return-to-Duty and Follow-Up Testing Q & A

MAY 11, 2017 - One of the last topics in our series that examines specific DOT test types could be one of the most complicated and misunderstood: Return-to-Duty (RTD) and Follow-Up tests. These two test types only occur after an employee has received a positive or non-negative drug and/or alcohol test result. Read on to [...]

27 04, 2017

How to Simplify and Save Money on Your DOT Drug Testing Program

APRIL 27, 2017 - Whether you’re a large or small company, implementing your own drug and alcohol testing program can be a challenge. To make sure your program is FMCSA compliant involves a lot of research, planning and administrative work – all of which can be costly and time consuming. This is especially true for [...]