Drug testing

Sep 10

7 Reasons A Drug Free Workplace Policy Protects Your Company

Drugs have become very prevalent in society with 60% of illegal world drug production being consumed in the United States. Due to the increase in ...
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Sep 10
Sep 5

Is a blood drug test better than a urine drug test?

Recently I had to tell one of my clients that his “rock star” employee’s drug test came back positive for an illegal substance following a random ...
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Sep 5
Aug 22

Is your Houston drug-free workplace operating on cruise control?

We are a society who likes things fast.  Fast food, fast cars, fast internet access and fast phone connections.  Like the tag line says, “Faster is ...
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Aug 22
Aug 15

How do you ensure your non-profit is a drug-free workplace?

Non-profit organizations are vital to every community; however, they are susceptible to many challenges due to the nature of the industry. A common ...
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Aug 15
Aug 8

Do your employees think your Houston drug testing program is working?

One thing I've discovered since starting a Houston drug and alcohol screening business is that a lot of people get uncomfortable when they find out ...
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Aug 8
Aug 1

Four ways to protect your business from bath salts abuse

"Bath salts."  These words once conjured up images of soaking in a hot bath at the end of a long day.  No longer.  Rarely has a benign term taken on ...
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Aug 1
Jul 22

Using synthetic marijuana to beat a drug test is a game of Russian Roulette

A recent article in the Houston Chronicle identifies Houston as having a “key role” in the popularity of a new, dangerous and readily available ...
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Jul 22
Jul 11

Legalized Pot vs. Your Houston Drug Testing Program

You may have heard about the Gallup poll released last week showing for the first time since 1969, a majority of Americans favors legalizing ...
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Jul 11
Jul 11

Cannabis testing in the U.S. and why it matters for your business

As a business owner, you have a drug-free workplace policy. Your employees know it, and the vast majority of them are working to comply with your ...
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Jul 11
Jul 3

What's the difference between driving high and driving drunk?

With the increasing legalization of marijuana in the Southwest and the summertime heat, Houston law enforcement officials continue to deal with ...
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Jul 3
May 14

3 Drug Testing Methodologies

When a company implements or reviews their Drug Free Workplace Program there is a lot to consider, one important factor is the testing method that ...
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May 14
May 9

Reasonable Suspicion Testing: More Relevant than Ever

In April, New York banned marijuana testing for a number of positions, and more employers are choosing to avoid marijuana testing in their hiring ...
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May 9
Apr 30

5 Ways to Encourage Your Employees to Seek Treatment

Developing a drug free workplace is essential for employers. However, it can be difficult to encourage employees suffering from drug or alcohol abuse ...
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Apr 30
Apr 27

5 Signs an Employee Aliment Has Turned into a Substance Abuse Problem

In today’s society, prescription drug abuse has become a growing problem within the workplace. According to the National Institute on Drug ...
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Apr 27
Apr 16

The Debate on Student Drug Testing in Houston Public Schools

There has been an alarming increase in drug use among students in Houston, and around the US. The reality regarding drug use in schools and among ...
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Apr 16
Mar 29

CBD Oil: What's the truth behind this new panacea

 What exactly is CBD oil, what is the legality of it, and how does the flood of CBD oil in Texas affect businesses?
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Mar 29
Mar 26

What is the role of an MRO?

The MRO is a key person in the drug testing process. He or she ensures that the drug tests are administered properly, that the correct drug panel was ...
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Mar 26
Mar 21

What is a non-contact positive?

What is a non-contact positive? You may have seen this result on a recent drug test and had questions. It sounds a bit cryptic, but it’s actually ...
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Mar 21
Mar 7

The Cat and Mouse Game of Beating a Drug Test

Your employees, not all but some, are trying to beat your drug tests. The DOT presents clear guidelines for how to defeat the top five ways employees ...
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Mar 7
Feb 14

Why post-accident drug testing matters most

Now that your company has determined the need for a drug and alcohol policy, it is important to assess key components impacting the effectiveness of ...
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Feb 14
Feb 7

5 Costly Misconceptions of a Drug-Free Workplace

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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Feb 7
Jan 30

How "Random" is Your Company's Random Drug Testing?

A friend of mine tells a story about being selected for a so-called random drug test at a Houston company within a day or two of having had an ...
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Jan 30
Jan 10

OSHA’s post-accident policy change and what it means for businesses

OSHA has recently clarified their post-accident policy. According to The National Law Review, “The new guidance clarifies that safety incentive ...
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Jan 10
Dec 4

Get a “Plan B” for Your Houston Holiday Parties to Avoid a DUI

You pretty much just have to turn on the TV or look at your computer to see a story about a celebrity overindulging in drinking or using drugs--even ...
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Dec 4
Nov 15

Marijuana Legalization: How does it affect your workplace

You, as the employer, have the right to hire whom you choose in each position. However, state and federal law are making these decisions increasingly ...
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Nov 15
Sep 21

The greatest ROI in drug testing is on-site

Let's get right down to business. The goal of Workplace Safety Screenings is to increasing safety and productivity, lowering liability. The best way ...
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Sep 21
Sep 11

Notes from the CEO: Hire securely this holiday season

School is back in session, and many employers are looking to their holiday hiring plans. Holiday hiring is always difficult, but never more so than ...
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Sep 11
Aug 20

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

2018 has been a challenging year for Human Resources employees and business owners. Two of the top issues, cannibis and employee well-being, are also ...
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Aug 20
Jun 22

Drug Testing Myths Busted!

When it comes to drug testing, it sometimes seems as if there is more misinformation floating around online than legitimate facts. There are plenty ...
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Jun 22
Jun 22

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

The most disappointing result for any drug test is QNS: Quantity Not Sufficient. A test that results in QNS is essentially inconclusive, wasting the ...
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Jun 22
Jun 22

Is Drug Testing an Invasion of Privacy?

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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Jun 22
Jun 22

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

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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Jun 22
Jun 22

Workforce Drug Use Hits 10-Year High

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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Jun 22
Jan 18

The Facts on Kush Drug Testing in Houston

More and more employers ask Workplace Safety Screenings every day, “Do you drug-test for synthetic marijuana?” The reason why is simple—this ...
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Jan 18
Jan 18

Don’t Make These 5 Big Mistakes After an Employee Tests Positive

It’s an employer’s nightmare: A key employee’s drug test comes back positive. If your business regularly conducts drug tests, however, it’s only a ...
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Jan 18
Jan 18

How New Federal Workplace Drug Testing Guidelines Affect Your Business

The Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) recently revised the Mandatory Guidelines for Federal Workplace Drug Testing Programs for urine ...
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Jan 18
Jan 18

Workplace Safety Screenings Offers New Paperless DOT Drug Testing in Houston

Workplace Safety Screenings (WSS) now provides paperless DOT drug testing for DOT-regulated employers. Now, our drug-testing services are faster, ...
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Jan 18
Jan 17

FMCSA Establishes National Drug and Alcohol Testing Clearinghouse for Commercial Truck and Bus Drivers

The U.S. Department of Transportation’s (DOT) Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) announced a final rule in December establishing a ...
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Jan 17
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