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How to Avoid Sprains and Strains in the Workplace

Safety

Some of the most common kinds of workplace injuries are sprains and muscle strains sustained on the job. These injuries aren’t life-threatening,...

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Drug Testing Myths Busted!

Drug Testing

When it comes to drug testing, it sometimes seems as if there is more misinformation floating around online than legitimate facts. There are...

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What Does ‘QNS’ Mean, and How Can it be Avoided?

Drug Testing

The most disappointing result for any drug test is QNS: Quantity Not Sufficient. A test that results in QNS is essentially inconclusive, wasting...

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How Long Does a Background Check Take?

Screenings

How long a background check will take is one of the most common questions that we’re asked at WSS. It’s also one of the most difficult to answer,...

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Is Drug Testing an Invasion of Privacy?

Drug Testing

Drug and alcohol abuse carries with it significant risk for businesses in Texas. Abuse costs millions of dollars each year in lost productivity,...

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Workplace Marijuana Testing in the Post-Legalization Era: What Employers Need to Know

Drug Testing

Marijuana has been legalized in a number of states, both for medicinal and adult use. However, the drug remains illegal in Texas and a majority of...

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OSHA’s Anti-Retaliation Provision Goes into Effect

Safety

The Occupational Safety and Health Administration’s (OSHA) final rule changing the way it collects, and employers report, workplace injury and...

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Workforce Drug Use Hits 10-Year High

Drug Testing

The percentage of U.S. workers who tested positive for using drugs hit a 10-year high in 2015, according to a recent study conducted by diagnostic...

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5 COSTLY MISCONCEPTIONS ABOUT A DRUG-FREE WORKPLACE

Resources

Drug and alcohol abuse has devastating effects on families across the U.S. As seen in the current opioid epidemic sweeping the country, many...

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10 Steps to DOT Compliance

Resources

We developed this guide because through talking to clients, we’ve learned that education gives peace of mind and saves money. Quite a bit of...

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Oral Fluid Fact Sheet

Resources

For the past two decades, oral-fluid drug testing has expanded into a wide range of drug-testing programs in both the employer and...

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Oral Fluid Testing Myths Get Busted

Resources

There’s plenty of misinformation regarding the science of drug testing floating around the Internet. Workplace Safety Screenings has used oral...

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