Random drug testing is an important part of maintaining an effective and safe workforce. Many large companies outsource drug testing because they believe the requirements are too costly. Let’s break down the requirements for conducting legal random drug testing for your business. Identify Requirements for Legal Random Drug Testing Most large corporations use the Drug Free Workplace Act of 1988 as a starting point for their random drug testing program. It is required that all
Drug use is an issue that every parent fears. With drugs becoming more dangerous it’s important for parents to understand what age kids start using drugs. The Ages Kids Start Using Drugs You should start looking for signs of drug use at the age of 10. Usually kids that start using drugs at or below 10 years of age have an extremely dysfunctional home life and their parents may even give them drugs or force
The most popular and consistent test for adulteration of drug tests is creatinine. Many people confuse this with creatine, but what is creatinine and how does it indicate that a drug test has been tampered with? Creatinine concentration is checked during standard urine drug tests. What is Creatinine? Creatinine is the primary metabolite of creatine that is produced when creatine is broken down in muscles. It is then expelled in the urine. Since creatine is
The most common drug test adulteration technique is drinking water to dilute a urine sample. The variation in water expelled in urine from person to person makes it hard to detect and since the urine still comes from the subject’s body temperature strips and observation witnesses cannot detect water dilution. How much water does it take to dilute a drug test enough to pass though? How Drug Tests Work The first thing you need to
The Pennsylvania Supreme Court ruled that child protection officials may not order drug tests as part of a child abuse investigation on Tuesday, June 16th. The Justices sided with prosecutor David J. Russo who had recently come under fire from CPS agents. Greene county received a confidential tip that David Russo was seen publicly intoxicated while caring for five children and that he had been charged with spousal abuse. The Greene County child protective service
As a business owner it can be hard to decide what drugs to test employees for. Different regions have different drug problems and considerations, but there may be a one size fits all solution. When deciding what drugs to test employees for you should consider these factors: What drugs are popular in the area of operation? Are any drugs popular in your industry? Which drugs have the most potential to negatively affect your business? Which
You were given a drug test recently and when the results came back you were positive for one or more drugs. You may have suspected you would fail, or in rare cases it’s a total surprise. What should you expect and what should you do when your drug test results come back positive? Don’t Freak Out When Your Drug Test Results Come Back Positive A positive drug test is not the end of the world.
Most people are familiar with false positives on drug tests, but are unaware of false negatives. What is a false negative on a drug test, what can you do to prevent them and what should you do if you identify one? What is a False Negative Drug Test? A false negative is any time that under normal circumstances a drug test would be positive for an individual but for some reason results are negative. An