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Welcome to the News and Events section of our web site!
We hope you find articles and information that not only provide you answers to questions but also from time to time provoke some questions and reflection.
We will also post the abbreviated CV's of our Physicians for your easy reference.

  • FMCSA expects to delay its medical certification rule

    FMCSA expects to delay its medical certification rule, the June 22 deadline has been looming since 2015.…

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  • DEA Announces the first of this year's "Take Back Day"

    The majority of abused prescription drugs were obtained from family and friends, often from the home medicine cabinet.…

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  • DOT DRUG TESTING Still a 5 Panel?

    On November 13, 2017, the Department of Transportation (DOT) published a final rule that was effective January 1, 2018. Here is a notice for collectors, laboratories, Medical Review Officers, and regulated employers regarding the opioids final rule.…

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  • Sleep Apnea and the D.O.T Physical

    Riverfront's Occupational Health Specialist helps clarify the guidelines regarding Obstructive Sleep Apnea and the D.O.T. physical…

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  • OSHA Crystalline Silica Review

    Riverfront's Peter Beyette takes a summarial look at the new OSHA Silica Guidelines…

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  • Safety In The Cold

    As the temperature drops to below zero here in New York; Peter Clark Riverfront's Operations Manager finds a few sources to help stay safe and warm. First of all an article from Workplace Safety North of Ontario on the right types of clothing for working outside: https://www.workplacesafetynorth.ca/news/news-post/winter-coming-what-wear-outdoor-work Secondly we have a couple of articles from OSHA. The Cold Stress Guide  https://www.osha.gov/SLTC/emergencypreparedness/guides/cold.html and a l…

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  • DOT Part 40 updates

    DOT Drug Testing: Employer DOT Policies – the Part 40 Changes The DOT Agencies & Unites States Coast Guard (USCG) have provided guidance to DOT-regulated employers about what their DOT policies will need to contain about the changes to 49 CFR Part 40, which are effective January 1, 2018. The Federal Transit Administration, Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration, Federal Aviation Administration, Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration, Federal Railroad Administration, an…

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  • DOT Publishes Drug Testing Rule

    Today, November 13, 2017, the Department of Transportation (DOT) published a final rule in the Federal Register (82 FR 52229). The rule, among other items, added four semi-synthetic opioids (i.e., hydrocodone, oxycodone, hydromorphone, oxymorphone). It also added methylenedioxyamphetamine (MDA) as an initial test analyte and removed the testing for methylenedioxyethylamphetaime (MDEA).…

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  • DEA’s 14th National Prescription Drug Take Back Day

    The Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) has scheduled another National Prescription Drug Take Back Day, to be held on Saturday, October 28, 2017 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. The National Prescription Drug Take Back Day aims to provide a safe, convenient, and responsible means of disposal, while also educating the general public about the potential for abuse of medications. This is a great opportunity for those who missed previous events, or who have subsequently accumulated unwanted, unused prescr…

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  • Will Automation put an end to the American Trucker

    Peter Clark, Riverfront's COO,  shares a link to Dominic Rushe's article "End of the Road. Will Automation put and end to the American Trucker" that appeared in The Guardian newspaper October 10 2017. …

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