Pre employment drug screening

Mar 23

The Workplace Dangers of Rising Methamphetamine Use

One of the many unfortunate side effects of the Covid-19 pandemic is increased numbers in drug use, at a time when substance abuse was already on the ...
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Mar 23
Mar 16

PART 2 - Employment & Background Checks: What Do They Want To Know?

Why Is My Employer Asking For A Background Check?  Last week, we discussed the basic info about employee background checks--- what they are, the wait ...
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Mar 16
Mar 9

PART 1 - Employment & Background Checks: What Should I Know About The Process?

Why Is My Employer Asking For A Background Check?  Background checks are often a prerequisite to employment and volunteering in order to confirm any ...
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Mar 9
Mar 2

The Rise of Drug Abuse & Your Business

Drug use is on the rise. In almost every measurable category, we see a surge in substance abuse. In light of these increasing numbers, the question ...
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Mar 2
Feb 16

Medical Surveillance and Occupational Health Management

What is Medical Surveillance? When you say the words “medical surveillance,” it sounds almost ominous, doesn’t it? This term may not be used in ...
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Feb 16
Jan 21

Marijuana is not okay: The real costs of legalization

This is what I've seen. I have stood beside drivers as they wept for the deaths they caused while high, I have sat in the room with hopeless parents ...
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Jan 21
Nov 4

Oral fluid testing: Another option for employers

Workplace Safety Screenings has used oral fluid testing for more than a decade to eliminate drug test cheating, perform on-site testing, and provide ...
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Nov 4
Nov 2

Drugs in the workplace: What you need to know

Employers in the United States have a problem: One in every 12 employees in the U.S. struggle with substance abuse. These employees may be essential ...
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Nov 2
Oct 20

Hair testing: An effective option for drug testing

In September, the Department of Health and Human Services began seeking public commentary on the use of hair testing for federal employees and ...
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Oct 20
Sep 8

Drug Test Positivity at a 16 year high

This month, Quest Diagnostics reported drug use was at a 16 year high across the U.S. Frankly, we’re not surprised. Employers are left with two ...
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Sep 8
Jul 21

COVID-19 pandemic leads to increased positive drug tests

Unknown circumstances can cause people to change their behaviors, causing them to do things out of their usual personality traits, and some of these ...
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Jul 21
Apr 23

On-site drug testing safely during COVID-19

Drug and alcohol abuse is on the rise. We know that both anecdotally and through statistical analysis of post-traumatic events and current marijuana ...
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Apr 23
Dec 30

Workplace Safety in 2020: Are you prepared?

Many of us are goal setting this week. As business leaders, the line between personal and business goals sometimes becomes blurred. We aim to lead ...
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Dec 30
Oct 30

The Substance Abuse Prevention Toolkit for Employers

Nearly 21 million Americans are living with substance use disorder, according to the U.S. Surgeon General. That's more than the total number of ...
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Oct 30
Sep 27

Is your company following the DOT testing procedures?

Does your drug testing company fully understand the DOT drug testing and collections procedures? If not, your employees’ drug testing results could ...
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Sep 27
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
Jun 27

8 Ways Fleet Drivers Can Stay Alert

Fleet drivers are challenged with many obstacles in remaining awake and alert while on the job. Although there are many safety precautions ...
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Jun 27
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
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 21

Drug testing required for unemployment benefits in Texas

In 2017, SB 21 amended Texas State employment laws to “require mandatory drug screening as a condition for the receipt of unemployment compensation ...
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Feb 21
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
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
Oct 31

3 Ways Pre-Employment Drug Testing Reduces Employee Turnover

In 2011, for the first time, drug overdose deaths in the US exceeded the number of motor vehicle fatalities, showing that drug abuse is becoming more ...
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Oct 31
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