As a business owner, you not only want your staff to be healthy and productive, but you want your company to be free of any problems stemming from employee substance abuse. That is the reason most companies now require alcohol and drug testing of potential new hires and, in certain cases, [Read More]
What Do These Results Mean? Drug Testing Results Explanations
Drug testing is a common pre-employment requirement across the country, with many states making it mandatory for a wide variety of jobs—both professional and blue-collar. Since their inception during the Reagan administration, workplace drug tests have numbered in the tens of millions. The [Read More]
Why Drug and Alcohol Testing Is Becoming More Common Among Employers
Over the years, WorkPartners Occupational Health specialists have seen firsthand an uptick in the number of drug and alcohol tests requested by employers. Substance abuse is becoming more common in our society, and because of the direct and indirect harm it does to employers, employees, and [Read More]
What do DOT drug tests check for?
The Department of Transportation (DOT) is cognizant of how Illicit drug use by people operating commercial vehicles is especially detrimental to the transportation industry as well as to the traveling public. This is why it requires companies in the transportation industry to have their employees in [Read More]
Drug Testing During the Pandemic
You may be asked to undergo a drug test for a variety of reasons, including employment. However, with the ongoing COVID-19 (Coronavirus Disease 2019) pandemic, the procedure has become a challenge for healthcare providers and patients alike. Adjusted protocols are created to guide clinicians on when [Read More]
Why Do Employers Drug Test?
For years, drug testing has been the practice of many companies and businesses. Employers can require and conduct such tests depending on state laws. One of the misconceptions regarding drug testing is that employers do it due to the lack of trust in the workforce. Drug testing is not just for the [Read More]
Drug Testing vs. Drug Screening
Despite being used interchangeably, drug testing and drug screening are two very different terms. A drug test is often more reliable and provides an accurate analysis of an individual’s substance use. Major corporations typically prefer testing over screening. On the other hand, drug screening is [Read More]