Employers Benefit From Preventative Health Measures

Return on Investment is one of the most important pieces of a strong business and possibly the biggest ROI concern is employees. Unhealthy employees miss more work, costing companies money. The recommendation is to implement an employee health program to help keep employees healthy and working. Continue reading “Employers Benefit From Preventative Health Measures” »

Limit Spreading the Flu in Your Workplace

This year’s flu has spread rapidly, claimed a record amount of lives, and accounted for a large amount of employee sick days. It’s been observed that by the end of the flu season, businesses across the United States could be cost nearly $10 billion collectively. Continue reading “Limit Spreading the Flu in Your Workplace” »

DOT Four-Opioid Panel Testing Rule Finalized

The Federal Department of Transportation (DOT) made a final ruling November 10th on the proposed rules to include opioids in their drug testing panel for safety-sensitive employees. Originally proposed nearly a year ago, the ruling is now final and will go into effect on January 1, 2018. Continue reading “DOT Four-Opioid Panel Testing Rule Finalized” »

Teenage Employees? Celebrate Red Ribbon Week This October

Not only is it important for adult employees to be drug-free, but teen employees as well. This year, the theme of Red Ribbon Week is “Your Future is Key, So Start Drug-Free.” Staying drug-free as a teen and young adult is key to future success in being drug-free as an adult. This is only the beginning of pushing back against America’s drug epidemic. Continue reading “Teenage Employees? Celebrate Red Ribbon Week This October” »

Drug-Free Workplace Program Eligibility & Incentives

Drug-free workplaces are a great way to boost your business. However, did you also know that maintaining a drug-free workplace can bring financial incentives? Continue reading “Drug-Free Workplace Program Eligibility & Incentives” »

How Does the ADA Affect My Ability to Conduct Workplace Drug Testing?

Workplace drug testing is an important tool. It preserves a safer and more efficient work environment. In some cases, an effective workplace drug testing policy can literally save lives.

But workplace drug testing policies require time and care to implement. One factor that employers must consider is whether or not their workplace drug testing program complies with American Disability Act, or ADA, guidelines.
What is the ADA, and how does it impact your workplace drug testing? Test Smartly Labs of Kansas City North shares what employers need to know.

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Missouri Lags Behind in Fight Against Prescription Drug Abuse

When it comes to prescription drug abuse and drug monitoring, states are cracking down. All the states except Missouri, that is. While all the other states have prescription drug abuse and drug monitoring laws in effect, Missouri is the only state that doesn’t, and it’s beginning to be a problem.

Test Smartly Labs of Kansas City North shares what metro employers, including Kansas businesses, should know about Missouri’s lack of prescription drug regulations. Continue reading “Missouri Lags Behind in Fight Against Prescription Drug Abuse” »

Choosing the Right Panels For Your Company’s Drug Testing Program

Your employees can be your greatest asset–or your greatest liability. The average employer actually pays twice his employees’ salary in taxes, benefits, and training costs. And the cost for replacing a salaried employee is equivalent to six to nine months of their salary. If you’re going to invest in employees, you should make sure that you’re getting your money’s worth out of them.

One of the best ways to secure and protect your workforce investment is with drug testing services. Today, Test Smartly Labs will take a look at drug testing options for businesses in North Kansas City, Gladstone, and the Northland.

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Will Fentanyl-Laced Heroin Come to Kansas City?

As if the nation’s drug problem wasn’t bad enough already, drugs mixed with dangerous fillers bring the problem to a whole new level. The most recent drug and filler combination to make the news is fentanyl-laced heroin. Fentanyl is a powerful narcotic, sometimes prescribed to cancer patients as a last resort. It is a white powder that looks similar to heroin. When mixed with heroin, however, the results can be fatal. Join Test Smartly Labs of Kansas City North to learn more about this serious threat to public health.

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Beat the Cheat: Drug Test Cheat Myths & “Cheat Cocktails”

As drug test providers and collection specialists for employees and individuals, we have encountered a number of drug test cheat myths over the years. From detox shampoos, shaved heads, or dyed hair to “beat” hair follicle drug testing to attempted sample swaps during urine drug tests, we know how to bust drug test cheats.

Still, there are countless drug test cheat myths that never seem to die — and although some are harmless (although gross), others can actually be dangerous to your health. In particular, the “cheat cocktails” that people drink in their drug cheat attempts are worrisome.

Here’s the low down on these supposed drug test cheat and why they don’t work.

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