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Notes from the CEO: Hire securely this holiday season

Drug Testing, HR, employment screening

School is back in session, and many employers are looking to their holiday hiring plans. Holiday hiring is always difficult, but never more so...

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How to Know if Your Background Check Vendor is Putting Your Company at Risk

employment screening

Background checks are an essential part of any business’ hiring process, helping to assure workplace safety and reduce potential liability....

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Have you adapted your HR policies to accommodate the 2018 trends?

Drug Testing, HR

2018 has been a challenging year for Human Resources employees and business owners. Two of the top issues, cannibis and employee well-being, are...

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Occupational Medicine saves $500 per employee annually

occupational health

Your employees are your business. How do you, as their employer, help them perform their best every day? By implementing a occupational medicine...

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Watch for Signs of Heat Distress

Safety, occupational health

It's summer in Houston, and that means heat and humidity are very real factors in many businesses in this part of Texas. At Workplace Safety...

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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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