Tag: Workplace drug abuse

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

How to test for prescription drugs with a simple test.

Test for prescription drugs. Testing for a prescribed drug these days is very straightforward. People assume prescription drugs are safe as they were prescribed by a doctor, the problem is they often become addicted, and this leads to abuse. The latest testing techniques detect these drugs with either urine or oral saliva fluid test. They are simple to use, and results are quick and accurate. Check the drug you want to be analyzed is listed on the product before purchase, you can find this by looking at the product insert, or here. It is essential to check as not all drug tests ... Read more