Why Pre-employment Physicals are Important for Workplaces

Why Pre-employment Physicals? Most employers screen new applicants with background checks and drug screens. After all, this is a necessity in the modern workplace to enforce high workplace standards. But if employers knew that there was another way to ensure cost savings and quality employees, wouldn’t they do it? In short: further employee screening does…

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Hiring In This Economy?

Hiring In This Economy? Don’t Skip The Drug Test & Background Check!   As the local, regional and national economy continues to grow, unemployment rates are at an all time low causing problems for some businesses. Getting applications to fill open positions is not the problem – there are plenty of people looking for jobs…

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DRUG TESTING AND THE AMERICANS WITH DISABILITIES ACT (ADA)

DRUG TESTING AND THE AMERICANS WITH DISABILITIES ACT (ADA) One law that often comes into play when an employer’s drug screening practices are challenged is the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA). There are two recent developments in ADA case law that employers should be aware of: Drug screening is likely not a prohibited pre-offer medical inquiry…

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Construction Workers Getting Higher

CONSTRUCTION COMPANIES ON THE RISE – SO IS SUBSTANCE ABUSE Construction and building is booming in the United States for the most part. This is true in one of the fastest growing areas of our country – Myrtle Beach, SC. Population growth is exploding in South Carolina and much of it is happening in the…

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Time Is Money – A Case Study

The old adage, “time is money” has never been more true. It didn’t take long for the management team of a small asphalt company in South Carolina to realize how much money was literally waiting for them when they evaluated their current drug testing service provider. Having used a local urgent care clinic for their…

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Is A Good Economy Hazardous To Your Business?

Can You Find Good Help? As the economy continues to strengthen and grow and the memories of the Great Recession fade, challenges for growing businesses continue to mount. With unemployment rates steadily decreasing, the pool of good quality available workers also decreases. The most reliable applicants who are drug free with clean backgrounds are likely…

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Medical Review Officer | What is a MRO?

What is a MRO – Medical Review Officer? MRO in the world of drug testing stands for Medical Review Officer. A MRO is a licensed physician who receives and reviews laboratory drug test results and evaluates those results while taking into consideration the donor’s medical history and prescription usage. These physicians are specially trained in…

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#1 Abused Substance On The Job

The most widely used and abused “drug” in American workplaces today might surprise you. A common definition of the word “drug” is “a habit-forming medicinal or illicit substance, especially a narcotic.” The only problem is that this “drug” or substance is 100% legal in the United States. In fact, the government makes money from the…

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Post Accident Positive Drug Tests On The Rise

Post-Accident Positive Drug Test Results Increase Among American Workers   Scientific experts at Quest Diagnostics have analyzed and published annual workplace drug testing data and insights since 1988 in the Quest Diagnostics Drug Testing Index™ (DTI). When drug testing programs were started by employers in the 1980s, evidence of drug use in the workplace began to decline.…

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Is Drug Testing Right For Your Company?

The Rules & Your Rights As An Employer Most private employers are not required to conduct applicant drug testing, but many do – and for good reason. If you are currently conducting pre-employment drug testing – or your company is considering a drug testing program – you need to know the rules. Even if drug testing…

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