Drug Testing When You Are a Multi-state Employer

Multi-state employers with drug-testing policies must ensure they are complying with the various state laws that apply. However, every state is different. For example, some states have different definitions of terms like “reasonable suspicion,” as well as different steps employers must follow with after a worker tests positive for illicit drug use. Continue reading “Drug Testing When You Are a Multi-state Employer” »

Drug Testing Cocktail Cheats: Employers Watch Out

People want to have it all, drugs and a job. While drug use outside of work is a debated topic, anyone who is going to great lengths to hide their habit won’t be the best choice of employee. So the prospective employee can’t afford any of the hoaxes online like detox shampoos or dyed hair to beat follicle drug testing, so what do they do? Look around the kitchen!

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What Are the Right Drug Panels For Your Employees?

Your employees could help you great the best business possible, or they could completely bring it down. The cost for replacing a salaried employee is equivalent to six to nine months of their salary. Investing in employees means you need to be sure you are getting what you think you are. There are plenty of factors you should consider when choosing a drug test for your business.  Continue reading “What Are the Right Drug Panels For Your Employees?” »

Preventing Overdose Fatalities for a Healthy Workplace

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The number of drug overdose fatalities rises every year. According to the CDC, between 2000 and 2014 the number of opioid-related overdose deaths has nearly quadrupled; prescription opioids and heroin being the top culprits, and fentanyl has risen with other opioids since 2015. Pain drugs like oxycodone and fentanyl are particularly tricky because they can be found through prescription and on the street. Continue reading “Preventing Overdose Fatalities for a Healthy Workplace” »

Why Drug Test Employees After Vacation

As exciting as vacation is for people — and as beneficial it can be in terms of stress reduction and productivity — for employers, the week after employees return from vacation can be a real nightmare. This is especially true when employees overindulge by abusing substances and return to work in a drunken or drugged haze.

Drug testing after vacation eliminates some of the worry employers have about what their employees do recreationally.

With Memorial Day coming up and summer vacations on the horizon, here’s what Kansas City employers can do to prevent an employee’s vacation substance abuse from affecting your workplace.

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Top 5 Seasonal Workers That Need Drug Testing

Not long ago employers didn’t make a practice of drug testing seasonal workers. However, drug testing is economical and mandatory testing makes sense because of the level of responsibility assumed by seasonal workers.

Remember, if you aren’t drug testing, word gets around — and you’ll be the one who ends up with substance abusers in your workforce, which means your employees are less safe and productive and you are more liable.

This drug testing policy doesn’t just apply to your full- or part-time workforce. This means seasonal employees, too. Here are five jobs for seasonal workers in which drug testing is particularly important.

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Primary Drivers for Drug Testing

Though employers wish otherwise, it seems that employee drug use is only on the rise. According to the National Survey on Drug Use and Health, conducted by the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration, the number of full-time employed adult drug users increased to 8.9% in 2012, and in total, 67.9% of all drug users over 18 are employed full- or part-time.

Think it isn’t a problem in Kansas City? Consider some of the search terms that have lead people to our blog in the past month:

“any jobs that dont require drug screening in kc”

“urine cleansers for drug test in kansas city mo”

“how to cheat a fingernail drug test”

“hiding drug use at work”

Drug users are in Kansas City, and they’re looking to hide their drug use from their employers. Simply put, you can’t afford not to be drug testing in this day and age.

In case you need some convincing, here are the primary drivers for drug testing that we’ve noticed as providers of workplace drug and alcohol testing.

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How a Cotinine Test Can Help Your Company Save Money

You’ve probably heard that drug and alcohol testing can save your business money. But are you aware that alcohol and drugs of abuse aren’t the only substances you need to be testing for?

Though it’s a legal substance, tobacco can have just as negative of an impact on your workplace. With a cotinine test, you can save your company some of the costs associated with hiring a tobacco user.

Here’s what you need to know about nicotine testing in your workplace.

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Why You Need a Professional Drug Testing Company for Your Workplace Testing

While your HR department is undoubtedly skilled in many things, DIY drug testing should never be one of them.

You might think that conducting your own drug testing program will help you save time and money compared to working with a professional drug testing company.

Though it’s true that handling your own drug testing might be a bit less of an upfront investment, going the in-house route can cost you majorly down the line.

Here’s why you need a professional drug testing company to conduct your workplace drug testing program.

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Three Reasons You Need to Update Your Drug Testing Program Today

There are some things in life that will never change. Your workplace drug testing program shouldn’t be one of them. The drug testing program you used twenty, ten or even five years ago may no longer be adequate for your business’s drug testing needs today.

Here are three reasons you need to keep your drug testing program up to date.

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