Screenings

May 6

Abbott's Open Texas plan & what it means for you

Read the Open Texas report Many Americans are ready to get back to work, and on April 27, Governor Abbott released his plan to Open Texas with ...
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May 6
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
Apr 14

Employers required to use updated I-9 May 1, 2020

The I-9 form is used to verify the identity and employment authorization of individuals hired for employment in the United States, and it is ...
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Apr 14
Mar 10

Does more drug testing equal a drug-free workplace?

Does running more drug tests equal fewer workers coming to work under the influence? Not necessarily.
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Mar 10
Feb 20

DOT recommends against CBD oil

We have been posting on CBD oil for quite some time, and our CEO strongly recommends against its use for those who will be subjected to ...
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Feb 20
Feb 18

Comply with the new FMCSA drug testing rate in 5 steps

In January, the FMCSA kicked off the new Drug and Alcohol Clearinghouse with required registration for all employers who fall under FMCSA regulation. ...
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Feb 18
Jan 22

FMCSA Clearinghouse Issues Arise

Employers can continue hiring with 49 CFR 391.23(e) procedures  
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Jan 22
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 17

New drug testing technology can identify synthetic drugs

It is not uncommon for Houston company drug testing policies to incorporate the use of random drug testing. Many of these policies will identify the ...
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Sep 17
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
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 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 18

Should I use Social Media Screening when Hiring?

Hiring is still on the rise, but the pool of applicants continues to become smaller and smaller as the unemployment rate dips. As you seek to find ...
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Jun 18
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
May 9

How to Screen Youth for Work

The standard protocol for hiring, a background check, a drug screen, and a reference check, will not necessarily work for your youngest hires. ...
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May 9
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
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
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
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
Jun 22

How Long Does a Background Check Take?

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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Jun 22
Jan 18

What Houston-Area Employers Need to Know About “Ban the Box” Laws

Have you heard of the Ban-the-Box movement? It’s an initiative that swept through the U.S. in 2015 and 2016. It’s been a hot-button issue among ...
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Jan 18
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