Employers and government agencies have embraced drug testing as part of their regular screening processes. Even the United States court system uses this method to drug test its employees. For years, many companies have relied on urine tests. Today, more are turning to saliva drug testing, which is revered as an accurate, non-invasive alternative screening […]
Cigarettes are a legal drug, one that used to be considered “hip” or cool to abuse. But over the past two or so decades, public opinion has definitely turned. Smoking, by most social standards, is thought of as a bad habit with negative health risks for smokers (and some argue second-hand smokers as well). There […]
The cost of employees using drugs is far greater than one might think at first thought. Perhaps this prospect of associated costs of employee drug use is demurred by the fact that many employers subject their employees to random drug testing and pre-employment drug screening. However, this, contrary to popular belief, does not cause many […]
For business owners who typically employ young people, such as restaurateurs and retail outlets, the ecstasy (MDMA) drug testing kit is a valuable resource in the effort to create a drug free workplace. The ecstasy (MDMA) drug testing kit is also perfect for parents of teenagers who frequently go out to clubs or parties at night.
State legislators across the country are looking to the example set by West Virginia, after comprehensive workplace drug testing was instituted. Senate Bill No. 657 seeks to ensure that all employees working on state contracts for public development projects are drug free.
As working adults across the country struggle with the stress of an ailing national economy, more members of the workforce are falling into prescription drug abuse. Because prescription drugs are legal and widely used for legitimate reasons, many people fail to make the connection between painkillers and illicit substances.
During the last decade the number of adolescents diagnosed with mood disorders, such as attention deficit or hyperactivity disorder, has skyrocketed. Today, the consequences of a decade of lax medication prescription are becoming clear: more children, teens, and adults are abusing mood altering drugs than ever before.
Thousands of lost man-hours due to drug related illnesses and absenteeism spurred South Africa to invest heavily in a program to detect employees with addictions. The employment drug testing program in South Africa should be used as a shining example of how similar programs in the United States can and should work.
While most employers are aware that drug testing kits come in two main forms, the urinalysis test and the hair follicle test, they may not know which option is best for various workplace situations. Each option has different benefits, and knowing which drug testing option you may need for certain circumstances is essential for any conscientious employer.