According to the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA), 68.9% of all drug users are employed and active in the workplace. The use of drugs and alcohol in the workplace can lead to absenteeism, fatal accidents, injuries, theft, loss of production, and low employee morale. One way to combat these issues is through Read more »
The National Drug and Alcohol Clearinghouse Defined: What Employers Need to Know What and Why? First and foremost, the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) Clearinghouse was created for SAFETY! It is one of the ways the Department of Transportation (DOT) is attempting to keep our roadways safer by striving to keep commercial driver’s license Read more »
Do you want to ensure a safe and drug-free workplace? On-site drug testing can help you accomplish just that so you can improve workplace safety and increase productivity.
The short answer is no, CBD oil is not yet legal in Ohio, according to state regulators. Cannabidiol (CBD) comes from the hemp plant or marijuana plant, as does THC (delta-9 tetrahydrocannabinol). However, CBD does not contain the psychoactive properties that THC does and, therefore, does not create a “high” feeling as a THC/marijuana product Read more »
CRITICAL NEED-TO-KNOW INFORMATION FOR ALL DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION EMPLOYERS AND EMPLOYEES REGARDING THE ADDITION OF FOUR SEMI-SYNTHETIC OPIOIDS TO THE DRUG TESTING PANEL, EFFECTIVE JANUARY 1, 2018 DOT Drug Testing Panel Changes Effective January 1, 2018, all DOT drug testing panels will be expanded to include four semi‐synthetic opioids (oxymorphone, oxycodone, hydromorphone, and hydrocodone) for Read more »
Shane Olivea had the world by the tail. He was a successful football player at The Ohio State University and was then drafted by the San Diego Chargers. At the end of his rookie season he was worn down and in pain, and a teammate introduced him to his first opiate, Vicodin. His addiction was Read more »
Most company Safety Directors do not need to be reminded of the problems created by substance abuse in their workplaces. These challenges are present in every industry and are the leading cause of absenteeism, tardiness, lost productivity, and on-the-job injuries.
Since the legalization of recreational marijuana began in Colorado, the police have been searching for a method or device that would help them detect marijuana use in car crash victims. They’d like to obtain something as efficient as a breathalyzer that is used to detect alcohol. Their mission, as always, is to help keep Colorado’s Read more »