Alcohol in the Workplace – Considering The Alcohol Saliva Test Vs Breathalyzer Tests

Which is more accurate and cost-effective for your business? Studies show that more and more U.S. employers are implementing alcohol abuse policies to help ensure the safety and well-being of all their employees. The reasons for alcohol testing in the workplace are numerous: higher Blood Alcohol Content (BAC) directly impairs reaction times and judgment, which […]

Types of Alcohol Testing

Sometimes in this fast-paced world, it’s hard to slow down. It seems we don’t take enough time for ourselves and simply relax as much as our body needs. Sure, we can steal a minute here, borrow a minute there, but the only thing that adds up is stress. We stress out about work, financial matters, […]

Alcohol Abuse: Effects of Alcohol Abuse on your body

If your definition of Alcohol Abuse is the action of spilling or pouring out a perfectly good alcoholic beverage onto the ground or down the drain and purposely allowing it to go to waste, then you are wrong. Alcohol Abuse is a very serious matter and can cause injury not only to the person’s reputation, […]

“Don’t forget this fact, you can’t get it back: Cocaine”

By now it’s safe to say that everyone has heard Eric Clapton’s version of the song, “Cocaine”. It’s got a great melody that is easy to dance to or sway back and forth with at least. The words are pretty simple, but if you listen long enough you can get the chorus stuck in your […]

6 Steps to Strengthen a Drug Free Workforce

With the drug problem an ever evolving dilemma, one finds it challenging to continue fighting the good fight of maintaining a drug-free workplace. The benefits of drug testing are so worthwhile and not just accident prevention in mind but lowered insurance costs and employee productivity, far less absenteeism and not to mention, a decrease in […]

Drug Theft in Nursing Homes

By: Pam Cox, RN When a drug is stolen from a nursing home it is usually an employee who is responsible. This occurs when policy and procedures for the administration, storage, and medication destruction procedures are not followed. Some of the drugs most commonly involved are painkillers like Oxycodone and Fentanyl. These drugs can be […]

Employee Drug Abuse: You are legally liable

By: Pam Cox, RN As America’s choice for quality, low cost drug testing supplies, we know that testing of employees is vital. But it is only one strategy for dealing with drug abuse in the workplace. Comprehensive drug abuse prevention strategies, when followed in a constant and diligent manner, not only address safety issues but […]

Identifying Adulterants

Drug Test Cup

Urine Adulteration is an issue that you cannot ignore. Adulteration is the intentional tampering with a urine sample by the donor to avoid detection of illicit drug use. Successful adulteration produces a false-negative drug test result. The validity of any drug test depends on the integrity of the urine sample. There is absolutely no need […]

Old NIDA 5 Drug Test VS New Drugs

When urine drug testing first started, decades ago, the National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA) required that companies who use professional drivers, specified safety sensitive transportation and/or oil and gas related occupations, and certain federal employers be tested for the presence of 5 basic drugs” Cannabinoids (Marijuana), Cocaine, Amphetamine, Opiate and Phencyclidine (PCP). Since that […]