According to a recent opinion piece in the New York Times, employee drug testing is nothing more than absurd and illogical. We’d like to have its author, Dr. Boehnke—a research assistant professor and director of controversial compounds in the University of Michigan Medical School’s Department of Anesthesiology and Chronic Pain and Fatigue Research Center—take a Read more »
When an Employee Fights a Failed DOT Drug Test
The Department of Transportation (DOT) mandates drug testing of the safety-sensitive workforce to keep the highways and byways of the country as safe as possible for traveling. There’s no doubt that employee drug testing combats drug abuse in the workplace. However, from time to time, a driver who tested positive disputes the result of the Read more »
Suspect an Employee is Cheating on a Drug Test?
There are rumors floating around the company that a certain employee may have tampered with their drug test to achieve a false negative result on the random. There’s really nothing to do now other than have management keep an eye out and document any suspicion of drug use. The situation has raised a thought though. Read more »
Can Creatinine Levels Make or Break a Drug Test?
If you suffer from shy bladder syndrome and are scheduled for a drug test, we’d like to give you a word to the wise. Don’t keep refilling your cup in hopes of providing the bare minimum required to be called a specimen. Rather than doing all you can to remain in compliance with your company, Read more »
DOT Says Oral Fluid Test Almost Good to Go
The Department of Transportation (DOT) published its final ruling authorizing the oral fluid test as an approved alternative to urine drug testing. If you employ a part of the safety-sensitive workforce, you may have been awaiting that news. However, there’s still a wrench to pull out of the works before it’s all systems go. The Read more »
Common Drug Testing Myths
There are lots of drug testing myths out there touting the “remedy” needed to achieve a negative drug test result. The reason for this is, of course, because the person looking for the remedy has drugs in their system. Spoiler alert! The only way to know that you know you can pass a drug test, Read more »