Companies should carefully consider their drug testing policies when implementing a drug testing program in the hiring process. Some jurisdictions are now considering limiting any type of drug test to post-offer. One such jurisdiction is Washington D.C. We have always suggested that testing for the illegal drugs can be performed on a pre-employment basis. Now […]
Have drug test positivity rates increased or decreased?
Quest Diagnostics just recently released its analysis of 7.6 million drug tests. Workforce drug test positivity rates have increased for the first time in 10 years. Marijuana and amphetamines account for a large part of the increase. “After years of declines, the prevalence of positive workforce drug tests is increasing,” said Dr. Barry Sample, director, […]
Think You Don’t have Substance Abusers in Your Organization?
I urge you to re-think your assumption. A recently issued report from SAMHSA proves the existence of many substance abusers in our population. Even scarier is that a large portion of them are employed either full time or part time. Maybe they are in your organization? Current illegal drug users need never have the opportunity […]
What is a Medical Review Officer
And how can they keep you and your firm out of trouble? Is your firm doing drug testing? If yes, it is crucial that you have a Medical Review Officer play a major role in determining whether a “non-negative” drug test from the lab is in fact a positive drug test. A specimen is tested […]
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