Category: Workplace Drug Testing
Employee workplace drug testing.
Abusing drugs while working in safety sensitive areas can cause accidents. They can be prevented by introducing a drug testing program. No one can foresee an accident related to drug abuse, so drug testing employees on a regular basis is the way to prevention. Theft, lower productivity, absenteeism are also related to worker drug abuse.
Employing a “no to drugs” policy and a drug free environment reduces risk as well as insurance and workers comp premiums.
Managers are finding adopting a drug free workplace policy reduces burden to the bottom line and increases profitability.
Start today and reduce your risk.
Urine Temperature – The Art of Drug Testing I was reminded a few days ago about an individual who wanted a drug test for their job. They requested a 10-panel drug test which is fairly standard. We try to be vigilant when we test and have all the safeguards in place to catch the cheaters. But sometimes a donor will try and sneak through by whatever means possible. In this case, they expressed that they needed to go to the bathroom otherwise they would pee themselves. This is a red flag to us as it generally indicates that they are ... Read more
Choosing the right drug test. Substance abuse testing. Choosing the right test for employees or family can be hit or miss unless you know what you are doing. Read our guide on testing, cost saving, and the benefits. Observing behavioral changes in your teen may be a sign that they may be consuming illicit substances in their room or out with their friends. A good number of parents across the US are very concerned that their children maybe compromising their future by substance abuse. Of course, sudden behavioral changes may not be due to abuse, and so you cannot easily ... Read more
Drug and alcohol tolerance A policy for employees stating your tolerance for drug and alcohol use is possibly the most important thing to consider when employing a new hire. Below, is the basis for what your policy should include. Sample of a Drug and Alcohol Policy ‘Example Company’ is a drug and alcohol-free workplace. The use of or being under the influence of illegal drugs or alcohol is inconsistent with the behavior expected of employees. The use of illegal drugs and alcohol and misuse of prescribed and over the counter drugs subjects employees and visitors to an unacceptable safety risk ... Read more
You can now test for prescription drugs with new devices. Once upon a time, it was hashish, amphetamines (Speed), cocaine and Lysergic acid diethylamide (LSD). Times have changed and so have habits. Users are trying alternative drug types, and as we hear every day on the news, reaching epidemic levels. So what is going on? While people get addicted, street sellers (pushers) will supply and feed the needs of addiction. And it will never stop while there are demand and profit. Drugs have advanced, mainly because of smart scientists who keep making new formulas to fulfill the demand and create new ... Read more
5 panel drug screen test When you are told to get a drug test or you need to test a loved one, what do you do? An employer may give you instructions to a local testing facility. Or you can purchase a test online. What does the test do? Typically, it will screen your urine for drugs of abuse for five drugs similar to the ones available here; Usually referred to as rapid or instant test the device consists of five absorbent ‘fingers’, either integrated into a special cup or a dip card; The benefit of this type of test ... Read more
Is Drug testing the answer? Let’s do some analysis. There are many factors you need to be aware of when testing for drug abuse. We all want to identify anyone abusing particularly if this person is operating safety sensitive equipment. This could be a motor vehicle, or any equipment that could endanger other people’s lives. We also want to identify anyone who is on the path to recovery, taking treatment to sobriety. That may all seem obvious, but how do we know what to test for and when? Are you testing for the right drug? Administrators in the workplace or ... Read more