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Does DOT Drug Test Detect Synthetic Urine?
Currently, the urine test is the only drug testing method used by employers of the safety-sensitive workforce. In fact, it’s the most widely used employee drug test in the country across the board. Employees who fear testing positive for drugs sometimes resort to tampering with or substituting the urine specimen. Manufacturers catering to this group Read more »
Employee Drug Testing Comes Down To This
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 You Eat Before a Drug Test?
It’s perfectly fine to eat before a drug test. That is, unless, you’re scheduled for an oral fluid test and planning to eat lots of fatty foods on the way to the facility. Some online advice suggests that will trap the THC metabolites floating around in your mouth and you’ll ace the test. We hate Read more »