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 […]

“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 […]

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 […]

Using an Integrated Test Cup

Why use an Integrated Test Cup? A drug test cup was invented to provide an integrated testing method that would reduce contact with the urine specimen and decrease testing time with less mess and fewer components to handle. A drug test cup is simply a test kit in a urine collection cup that initiates the […]

Creating a Drug-Free Workplace Policy

United States Department of Labor – elaws Drug-Free Workplace Adviser Developing a Policy Statement The Policy Builder has 13 different sections, each addressing one of the questions listed below. What is the purpose/goal of your policy? Who will be covered by your policy? When will your policy apply? What behavior will be prohibited? Will employees […]

The Benefits of Drug Testing

Drug Testing: A Powerful Force in the War on Drugs In the mid-1990’s, almost overnight it became fashionable to talk of testing millions of people at work for both alcohol and drugs. 15 years ago the idea seemed so extreme that the government cuts it out of the White Paper altogether – with small concessions […]

Does Drug Testing Justify the Cost?

I’m normally not one to knock the idea of two good things coming together that achieve a positive result. For example, what comes to mind when you think about a pencil and paper? How about hugs and kisses? Peanut butter and chocolate? Okay, that one was a cheap shot, I know. However, there are some […]