How to Handle a Positive Drug Test

Substance abuse in the workplace is more prevalent than you might think. A recent study revealed that twenty percent of employees take, inject, or smoke illegal substances. The National Council on Alcoholism and Drug Dependence estimates that 70 percent of an … Read More

Changes in Drug Testing for Commercial Drivers

Hair-follicle testing is considered by many to be more accurate than urinalysis. This type of testing is able to detect drug use over a much longer period of time and is therefore better at unveiling chronic drug use. It is the … Read More

Cheating on a drug test could soon be more difficult

A quick google search for “synthetic urine’ reveals pages of results on how to beat a urine test. These pages describe how to utilize synthetic urine and which chemicals may be used to prevent a positive drug test. Now state legislators … Read More

What can be considered reasonable suspicion?

Reasonable suspicion drug testing is an important way to ensure that your employees are productive and your place of business safe, but navigating this area of drug testing can be tricky. So what are some common behaviors that may lead to … Read More

Too drugged to drive?

When a person drinks, alcohol spreads through their saliva and breath evenly saturating their lungs and blood. It is therefore possible to tell how much alcohol is affecting the brain at any given time simply by measuring the volume of alcohol … Read More

What your employees need to know about opioid addiction

According to studies, prescription opioid abuse alone costs employers more than $25 billion a year. Prescription medication addiction leads to the use of more sick days and worker’s compensation benefits. Employee productivity is also dramatically affected by opioid abuse.  Still, … Read More

America’s opioid epidemic

Our country is currently in the midst of an opioid epidemic.  Tens of thousands of Americans are addicted to prescription painkillers, and 44 people every day are killed by this dangerous addiction.  These drugs are a bigger killer each year … Read More

Drug Testing Employees- What Are You Doing Wrong?

Having an effective drug testing program helps to create a safer and more productive workplace. Unfortunately, many employers make crucial mistakes when implementing a drug testing program. These mistakes can lead to an unsafe and unproductive workplace, and sometimes even … Read More

What You Need to Know About Drug Testing

Drug use in the workplace costs our country billions of dollars every year. According to the National Drug-Free Workplace Alliance, over 74 percent of all current illegal drug users and over 74 percent of heavy alcohol users work. These workers … Read More

Drug Testing Welfare Applicants

This week lawmakers in South Dakota will introduce a bill which aims to make welfare applicants not only take a drug test, but pay for it too.  Under the proposed bill those applying for welfare benefits will be expected to … Read More