Reasonable Suspicion Drug Testing

Pop Quiz: What is one of the best convenient ways for a company to save money? Hmmm? In your industry, do you think you could fire everyone and go 100% computer-automated? Do you think your workers will stay if you decided to slash all their benefits to save a dollar? Would you be okay if […]

Nicotine Testing

Smoking can be a way to calm down the nerves when you’re stressed out. Some people like to smoke when they have a little to drink, after a good meal, or on a cold winter’s night to stay warm. Other might say it eases the tension after a verbal or sometimes physical confrontation. One thing […]

Why Should We Drug Test?

By: Pat Kelley As the newly-hired Human Resources Manager for a small manufacturing company, I quickly realized that many of the company’s problems were directly related to employee turnover. That was driven home in dramatic fashion when we began drug testing. Thirty-six percent (36%) of the then-current employees tested positive for illegal drugs, even after […]

The importance of a Lab Confirmation

We’ve all heard about someone getting drug tested and it coming back positive for an illegal substance even while that person has never done drugs in their life. Can you believe that there are companies who don’t take the one step further to verify 100 percent? Some of these companies are Fortune 500 Corporations who […]

Convicts Getting A Taste For “Spice” In Prison

Inmates are getting the spice drug into jails, prisons, and penitentiaries causing potential health risks. The fastest and most affordable way identify synthetic Cannabis is with a urine K2 test. You might find it as a big surprise, but inmates are adding a bit of “Spice” into their daily routine. Apparently, it’s not with their […]

“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 […]