Drug abuse is on the rise across the United States and prescription opioids top the list for substance abuse. Between 1999 and 2014, prescription opioid sales almost quadrupled while the amount of pain reported remained constant. Opioid misuse carries high societal costs. In 2013, the abuse of prescription opioids resulted in $78.5-billion in total costs… Read more »
Posts Tagged: drug free workplace
First, the bottom line: drug test evidence from the 2017 Quest Diagnostics Drug Testing Index™ shows that use of illegal drugs among the workforce is at its highest point in 12 years, and is trending upwards. The trends hold across several types of tests, for both safety-sensitive and general workers. The summary is that 4.2%… Read more »
Below we present the most widely read content from our blog this year. Leading the way are some articles on the latest background check protocols and drug screening issues. This makes sense as screening at hiring and screening to identify the highest (or lowest) performing staff are two keys to managing your human capital risk…. Read more »
What should you do if your employee tests positive for marijuana (cannabis)? Is your drug screening policy up to par? Find out.