Category: Workplace Drug Testing – Posts

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 drugspolicy 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 the burden to the bottom line and increases profitability.

Start today, and reduce your risk.

Beware of danger as Opioid Abuse hits the Workplace!

New survey suggests Opioid Abuse hits the Workplace Opioid abuse is in the workplace, employees are using and abusing prescription drugs to get high to help them through the day.  A new survey reveals 70 percent of businesses are saying it’s affecting their workers. The survey from the National Safety Council also found that while 71 percent of employers believe that abuse of opioid abuse is a disease that requires treatment, 65 percent also consider it a justifiable reason to fire a worker. The medicine cabinet is the source from where most of these drugs are coming from.  Prescribed prescription drugs and ... Read more

Workplace drug testing policy & procedures for employees

○ Do you have a Workplace drug testing policy? Testing an employer for substance abuse can help determine if the employee or job applicant is abusing drugs.  It will identify evidence of recent substance abuse, particularly prescription and illicit substances.   As an employer, it is important you set out and implement a clear and concise employer workplace policy. Make sure that every employee is aware of its contents and clearly state your position to substance abuse within the workplace. Part of your implementation should include employee education about the dangers of alcohol and drug abuse while working in safety-sensitive areas, ... Read more

The dangers of workplace drug abuse

Workplace drug abuse Substance abuse in the workplace may not be evident, but statistically at least one of your employees will be abusing. The question is, what are you doing about it? Are you currently doing any testing? If you are, are you following a strict policy of no to drugs? The figures for substance abuse in the United States of America are astounding. Here are statistics from the American Council for Drug Education. 60% of the world’s illegal drugs are consumed by Americans. 2,000,000 Americans use heroin. 6,000,000 use cocaine. 18,000,000 suffer from alcohol abuse. 23,000,000 people use marijuana at least ... Read more

Learn More About Illicit Drugs Substance Abuse

Learn More About Illicit Drugs Substance Abuse Stuff you should know about illicit and prescription drugs. Abuse of drugs and alcohol is often painful for families and friends to endure. Testing an individual for abuse is straightforward. The list below outlines the most abused substances and from there you can find a suitable test. We have put together a list of commonly abused drugs showing their effects and symptoms. Moreover, we have provided links to products that detect these drugs. Nicotine Metabolites Cotinine, the major metabolite of nicotine, is an analyte for the determination of tobacco usage. Nicotine can be ... Read more

What is a urine drug test and how does it work?

What is a urine drug test? A urine drug test is a test for detecting an illicit substance of abuse by sampling urine. This method detects specific drugs of abuse in various options and formats. Options vary from a single panel–one drug to a fourteen panel–fourteen drugs. Current formats are an analysis dip card or an analysis specimen cup. Most tests are designed to detect the parent drug or a metabolite of the consumed substance. When a drug is consumed, the body metabolizes that drug into a modified form. For example, Cocaine is metabolized by the body into benzoylecgonine, and ... Read more

Urine Temperature is Key to a Successful Test.

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