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September 21, 2019

State-specific Marijuana Information for Employers

Coming Soon ... State-specific Marijuana Information for EmployersBy Dee Mason, Working Partners® Although it is still against the law at the federal level, states are legalizing medical and the recreational use of marijuana – at...

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September 17, 2019

What Are The Panels The Drug Tests Test For?

For people that now take drug tests at the workplace, or maybe even before starting work, when a job offer is made, there are some new things to learn, especially if you’re curious about the process. Workplace drug testing started in the...

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September 14, 2019

What Should You Do If Someone Refuses A Drug Test?

There can be many reasons why a business would implement a drug testing policy. For some, it’s a simple matter of maintaining order and safety, to give management and employees peace of mind that they are working in a clean and sober...

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September 13, 2019

What To Do If You Need A Probation Drug Test

Getting out prison and going on probation, or getting a suspended sentence, with probation, is often a second chance for people to get things right. The government wants to ensure that Americans who have rejoined society are truly reformed and are...

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September 11, 2019

DOT Drug Testing For Owner Operators

There’s nothing quite as American as going into business for yourself, and being your own boss. For some, that means starting in a vital trade, such as getting goods in America from one part to another. But to start driving as your business...

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September 10, 2019

Vaping: The New Craze That May Be Deadly

Vaping has become a popular alternative to smoking and although it is the newest thing, the question arises "is it safe or safer?" We are now beginning to see vaping related illnesses and vaping related deaths which are leading people to re-think...

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September 9, 2019

The Facts About Oral Fluid Drug Testing

When it comes to drug testing, there are a few ways to go about it. Most people are familiar with urine testing, which has been conducted since the 1980s and is the standard that most people know. Another more recent form of testing is hair...

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September 6, 2019

The DOT Made Major Policy Changes In 2018

The Department of Transportation has regulations set in place that any businesses and professional drivers must adhere to. These regulations also include policies about drug use and the requirement that all drivers stay clean and sober while on...

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September 5, 2019

What Is A Negative Dilute Result?

On the surface, it would seem like something, such as a drug test would be simple to interpret. The result is either positive or negative, meaning that the presence of drugs was detected, or not. However, unlike computers, the world is not...

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August 31, 2019

What Are MROs & What Do They Do?

Drug testing is a complex but incredibly convenient technique that is now easily accessible to anyone who wants it. Whether it is logistics companies remaining compliant with DOT regulations, a business that wants a safer workplace, or even...

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August 30, 2019

The Marijuana Question Now Has Many Answers

There was a time when US law regarding the use of the drug marijuana was straightforward. It was illegal at the State level, and it was illegal at the Federal level, period, full stop. This made things very simple for both the law and for the...

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August 29, 2019

Changes To Marijuana Laws Should Change Your Drug Use Policy

One of the most dynamic changes we’re seeing in the state of drugs in America today is the changing stance of marijuana’s legal status. Federally, the drug is still considered an illegal substance. At the State level, however, many...

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August 28, 2019

Some Facts About Marijuana

Out of all the drugs in use in the USA today, marijuana is, without question, the most well-known. There are a few reasons for this, from its prolific appearances in all entertainment, such as film and television. More importantly, however, is the...

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August 27, 2019

Hair Testing & Your Options

For many years, testing for drugs was done primarily through urine sample collection and analysis. This is still one of the most common ways to get tested for drugs because it is still incredibly accurate, and not too invasive, compared to other...

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August 23, 2019

Hair Follicle Drug Testing 101

One of the most recent and effective developments in the world of drug testing has been the hair follicle test. This has been a game-changer for both court-ordered drug tests, and workplace drug testing, and there are several reasons for that...

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August 22, 2019

Hair Follicle Testing & ETG Hair Tests For Alcohol

Many workplaces, either as an internal policy or as compliance to work for a larger Federal entity, such as the Department of Transportation, now have drug testing. This drug testing may be one of the conditions for hiring if a job offer is made...

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August 21, 2019

The Flight Industry Needs Drug Testing Too

One of the things many of us take for granted in the 21st century is the power of flight. A trip from New York to London no longer takes weeks and may involve storms, scurvy, and death. People that are injured in the woods can have a helicopter...

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August 16, 2019

What Is ETG Testing?

If you’ve ever been asked to submit to testing for the presence of alcohol in your body, you most likely were taking what is called an ETG test. If you’ve never been tested for this, but you’re wondering how to test for alcohol...

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August 15, 2019

What Happens When You Get A Drug Test?

If you’ve never had a drug test before, you may be wondering exactly what happens during this process. Some may even wonder if it’s possible to cheat a drug test. We’ve got the answers to both of those questions here, so you can...

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August 14, 2019

What Do You Do With A Drug Test Failure?

It’s not something that any company looks forward to, but there is likely to be a point in any company’s lifetime where, if drug testing administered, a drug test failure will come up. In other words, you will test someone for the...

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August 9, 2019

DOT Refusals to Test Just Got More Difficult for Employers

There is often confusion when an applicant or employee refuses a DOT required drug or alcohol test.  Some refusals are determined by the medical review officer (MRO) and some by the employer.  Typically, if a specimen is not collected...

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August 9, 2019

Tips For Getting A Urine Specimen For DOT Testing

If you have a business in logistics or professional transportation, you probably have to make sure you comply with DOT drug testing regulations, and occasionally have to test workers for drug use by collecting a urine specimen for analysis. If...

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August 8, 2019

Hawaii Employers Can Cut Down On Employee Cocaine Use With Drug Testing

Cocaine is a big problem everywhere. Of course, most people expect it to be an issue on the southern United States border with cartels continually sneaking drugs into the country. However, the schedule I drug is also an issue in The Aloha State...

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August 7, 2019

Drug Cut Off Levels & Detection Times

When urine, hair, or oral fluid sample is donated for drug testing, what is being searched for is the presence of metabolites. These are the leftover molecules after the body has processed a substance, and everything we take into ourselves...

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July 29, 2019

Crimes Often Lead To Drug Testing In Illinois

According to an article published on Patch, violent crime rates dropped nationwide in 2017. However, in the Land of Lincoln, the figure was higher than the national average at 438.8 violent crimes per 100,000 residents. Meanwhile, the Illinois...

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July 29, 2019

Consumers Can Purchase Drug Or Alcohol Tests Online

There are plenty of reasons as to why Delaware consumers may want to purchase a drug or alcohol urine test online. However, for these purposes, this post is going to discuss parents dealing with troubled teens. It is no secret that teenagers tend...

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July 19, 2019

The Facts About Cocaine & Testing For It

It’s hard to believe now, but there was once a time in America’s history when even children could buy an ordinary soft drink and consume narcotics within it, and this was 100% legal! It was only in 1929 that Coca-Colar finally removed...

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July 19, 2019

The Three Benefits Of Hair Testing

There are many different reasons why drug testing might be required by someone. If you run a business, you may have a final hurdle of a drug test as part of your condition for offering a job. You may conduct drug tests at your workplace to ensure...

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July 19, 2019

Some Big Changes Came From The DOT In 2017

If you’re a business that needs to remain compliant with the drug testing workplace requirements of the Department of Transportation, then you know that there are many regulations you need to observe. For many businesses, 2017 was a pretty...

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July 1, 2019

Working Under The Influence Of Alcohol Can Be A Big Problem Everywhere, Including Right Here In Louisiana

Alcohol is a substance that slows down messages from the brain to the body. According to an article published on alcoholthinkagain.com, beverages such as beer, vodka, whiskey, and more, affect one's problem-solving skills, concentration, reaction...

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July 1, 2019

Texas Employers, Look No Further For Your Drug Testing Facilities

While much of the country is becoming lax on marijuana, Texas is not one of those places. Except for CBD oil, which can only be obtained via prescription, possessing any amount of cannabis is still illegal. The cannabidiol oil is available to...

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July 1, 2019

Legalized Recreational Marijuana Poses Employer Challenges

Marijuana will be considered a lawful product in the Land of Lincoln as of January 1, 2020. Why? Well, the Illinois General Assembly approved the Cannabis Regulation and Tax Act, HB 1438, on May 31, 2019. It states that adults over the age of 21...

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July 1, 2019

Improve Your Kansas Workplace With Random Drug Testing

Marijuana is still fully illegal in the Sunflower State. Thus, the drug has not been decriminalized, is not approved for medicinal purposes, and can certainly not be used recreationally. Therefore, business owners are free to authorize policies...

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July 1, 2019

Impacts That Are Going To Be Felt In Illinois Workplaces Because Of Recreational Marijuana

On January 1, 2020, Governor Pritzker is expected to sign the Cannabis Regulation and Tax Act. In other words, the Prarie State will become the 11th state to permit recreational marijuana. This piece of legislation will allow adults 21 years of...

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July 1, 2019

Getting A Job Is Not The Only Reason Why People Need Drug Screenings

Yes, drug tests are essential for employers to keep a drug-free workplace and ensure that employees are not breaking company policies. However, soon, some places like New York City, Nevada, and Illinois will no longer allow business owners to deny...

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July 1, 2019

Divorce Proceedings May Involve Child Custody Drug Testing

Most couples don't want to hear the words separation or divorce, much less think about the situations. However, for various reasons, sometimes things happen, and those are the outcomes. Some of the most common causes of divorce in the United...

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July 1, 2019

A New Law In Nevada Prohibits Employers From Testing For Marijuana

Governor Sisolak signed Assembly Bill 132 on June 5, 2019. What does that mean? Well, it is the first state-wide ban on pre-employment drug testing for marijuana. Basically, AB132 is an amendment to Chapter 613 – Employment Practices. It...

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June 22, 2019

Most Common Drug Test Panels

You are trying to order a drug test and being asked what drug test panel do you need.  You think to yourself, what is a drug test panel? Drug testing is rarely done one drug at a time.  This is inefficient and more expensive then...

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June 8, 2019

Are you ready for the FMCSA Clearinghouse

All FMCSA regulated employers are likely already somewhat aware of the fact that new regulations are going into effect. Specifically, the US Department of Transportation Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration Clearinghouse is slated to go...

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June 4, 2019

GrowFL Announces National Drug Screening is 9th Annual Florida Companies to Watch Finalist

(Melbourne, Fla.)  National Drug Screening, Inc. was among the first round of the 2019 Florida Companies to Watch finalists recently announced by GrowFL.  The awards event - now in its ninth year - honors 50 select second-stage companies...

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June 3, 2019

New ADA Website Update

As we continue to move into an age where the internet is available in every household, it’s important for those who may have difficulty seeing, or hearing, to be able to access the information and resources available on our website. That is...

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May 28, 2019

What Employers Need To Know About Georgia Drug Testing

As the ‘green wave’ continues to move across the country and marijuana is legal in more and more places, it’s often easy for employers to assume that they’re losing their rights. Nothing could be further from the truth, and...

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May 28, 2019

What California Employers Need To Know About Marijuana

Marijuana reform essentially began in California, more than 20 years ago. Most people don’t realize it, but medical marijuana has been legal in the state since 1996, when California was the first to pass reform laws. And of course...

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May 28, 2019

The Overall Positivity Rate For 2018

Every year, millions of people end up having to be screened for drugs via a 10 or 5 panel drug test. Usually, this is for pre-employment, but may also be due to random testing at work, post-accident testing, probation testing, or any other number...

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May 28, 2019

The Battle Over Oregon Employee Marijuana Regulations

Oregon was one of the very first states to begin allowing recreational marijuana use, and in the years since then the state still has some of the more restrictive employee regulations. While plenty of residents in the USA look to Oregon as the...

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May 28, 2019

Marijuana Use and Arkansas Employer Rights

Over the last several years, many states have begun to legalize marijuana – either for medical use only or for recreational use as well. But while that may be good news for those who want to use the drug, what about those who hire them? One...

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May 28, 2019

Is It Still Worth Drug Testing Michigan Employees?

Few things have changed the landscape of America in the same way that drug laws have. And over the last few years, those laws are changing – particularly where marijuana is concerned. Simply put, legal weed is starting to sweep the nation...

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May 28, 2019

Employers and The Kentucky Opioid Epidemic

There are plenty of parts of the US that have been hit hard by the opioid epidemic, but few have been hit as hard or as catastrophically as Kentucky. Each year more than 1,000 people die from opioid involved deaths – almost double the...

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May 10, 2019

Web Portal for Medical Review Officer (MRO) Drug Test Results

All testing is performed by SAMHSA certified laboratories and lab test results are sent electronically to the NDS web portal for review and verification by the MRO team. Test results are not made available to employer representatives until the...

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May 7, 2019

How Your Employee Drug Testing Program Can Make You Money

Author: Bill Judge “Drug testing in my workplace costs too much. I don’t see the return on investment (ROI)." ~Attendee at a recent seminar Occasionally the argument of cost versus value is heard from human resource managers and...

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