Starting on July 5th, there were 17 reports of heroin overdoses in Akron, Ohio, and one death, according to newsnet5.com. Akron’s Mayor said the city has “moved into a public health crisis.” Akron’s Police Chief said investigators think heroin was laced with fentanyl in some of the 17 overdoses that were reported Tuesday and they’re Read more »
Accidents on the job and Workers’ Compensation claims can be a huge expense for employers. If an employee is intoxicated at the time of the accident, the employer may have some legal defense against claims. Hiring an expert to handle post-accident drug testing is smart for a number of reasons. Post-accident Drug Tests Protect Your Read more »
Earlier this month, Governor John Kasich approved House Bill 523, legalizing marijuana for medical use. Ohio will be the 25th state to approve its use. The bill will go into effect in September, 2016, but it will be a while before the product is available in Ohio. Once it is legal, people who have a Read more »
Drug testing your employees can be seamless when you have the right processes in place, but bringing up the topic may cause some uneasiness due to its stigma. Whether you have to inform an individual that it is time for a test or if you have to tell your employees about a new company policy, Read more »
Establishing a drug-testing program and paying for the screenings may seem like an unnecessary cost for your company. While it’s true that a drug-testing program costs money, have you considered the cost of not implementing a program? It may be higher than you think! A correctly-implemented drug-screening program can actually help save you money in Read more »
Random drug testing is an important component of maintaining workplace safety. It helps encourage employees to avoid drug and alcohol use and to come to work sober. But, what happens when your best employee fails a drug test? Situations like this certainly put you in a difficult position. Here are a few tips to help Read more »
Most companies recognize the value and importance of drug testing, but committing to a traditional drug-testing program can be costly in terms of efficiency. Offsite testing means paying for travel time and losing productivity. A credible mobile drug testing provider brings professional testing right to your facility. Mobile testing offers the same full suite of reliable Read more »
Drug testing has become commonplace in the pre-hire screening process for many companies, big and small. However, hiring a drug testing company to come on-site and administer random drug tests can result in many benefits. Those who are responsible for workplace safety should view drug testing programs as part of their overall safety program.