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Tag: drug testing

Why is Random Drug Testing Important in The Workplace?

  Drug and alcohol abuse in the workplace causes 65 percent of on-the-job accidents and 38 percent to 50 percent of all workers’ compensation claims were related to the abuse of alcohol or drugs in the workplace. (Source: U.S. Department of Labor) Around 8.9 percent of those employed full-time reported use of illicit drugs in […]

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Oral Fluid Drug Testing

A simple solution for a complex world With an estimated 10 million to 12 million drug users in the workplace, drug testing is crucial to maintaining a drug-free workplace. The US Department of Labor estimates that between $129 billion and $180 billion dollars are lost yearly due to productivity loses from drug use. Drug users […]

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FTA Announces Random Drug Testing Rate Increase for 2019

The Federal Transit Administration (FTA) has issued a letter stating that random drug testing rates will be increasing in 2019. The minimum rate of random drug testing will increase from 25 percent to 50 percent subject to the FTA’s drug and alcohol regulation. With a large increase of “positive rates”, the FTA felt it necessary […]

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What Tuesday’s Election Means For Employers

It’s difficult to make predictions about what last week’s election means for businesses. There are so many so many variables to consider.  So, let’s look at what we do know. Four States Legalized Recreational Marijuana Maine, Massachusettes, Nevada, and California all legalized recreational marijuana. As we’ve said before, drug testing policy won’t change until federal […]

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Opioid Abuse Costs Employers Billions

If you’re on this website, you know that opioid abuse is a serious problem. Not only for the addicts themselves but for families and employers. Just how big of a problem is it for employers? A December survey conducted by the National Safety Council found that 80 percent of employers in Indiana say they’ve observed an […]

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Drug Testing and E-Sports

For decades drug testing has been part of participation in high level sporting activities, like cycling and the Olympics. Now, because of a brag by a competitive video gamer, drug testing will become part of that world as well. The Electronic Sports League said on Wednesday it would test players for performance enhancing drugs starting […]

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Georgia Legalizes Medicinal Use of Cannabis Oil

  On April 16th Georgia Governor Nathan Deal signed a law that made Georgia the 36th state, plus Washington D.C., to legalize marijuana extracts to treat illness. Georgia’s new law makes it legal to use cannabis oil to treat 8 medical conditions: epilepsy and other seizure disorders, Lou Gehrig’s Disease, cancer, multiple sclerosis, Crohn’s disease, […]

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Happy Medical Laboratory Professionals Week!

We’d like to honor the more than 300,000 medical laboratory professionals who perform more than 10 billion laboratory tests in the US every year. Here, we don’t perform quite that many tests but process an average of 250 samples a day. That’s 1,250 per week and 65,000 per year. We couldn’t do it without our […]

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And the winners of our Petro Show drawing are…

Melissa and Jimmy had a great time meeting everyone last week at the Petro Show in Myrtle Beach. Many attendees stopped by our booth to talk about background screening, drug testing and to qualify for the drawing of four Tiles. We love how these handy little gadgets make it harder to lose your things–car keys, […]

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The Ethics of Lab Testing

In labs like ours, surrounded by sterile equipment and following strict procedures, it’s easy to forget the people outside the room, the ones whose lives hang on the results. Yet, lives do hang on the results of these tests.  They determine whether someone gets or keeps a job. For employers it means results they can […]

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