Many employers in the United States are struggling to respond to an ever-changing legal framework surrounding marijuana use.
As more state populations and legislatures consider and approve the medical—and, in the case of Colorado and Washington, the recreational—use of marijuana, the fundamental question for many organizations is: do we need to accommodate our [...]
At a recent Federal Transportation Administration (FTA) annual drug and alcohol screening conference, Jim Keenan,an industry expert and former program administrator for the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) provided an interesting interpretation of the current rules of the FMCSA as they pertain to the use of prescription drugs by drivers.
Currently, many [...]
Drug and alcohol testing continue to be a critical part of the hiring process for most employers, as found by HireRight’s recently released 2013 Employment Screening Benchmarking Report.
For the second year in a row, 78% of the organizations surveyed reported performing drug and alcohol tests on their workforce, an impressive increase from just [...]
In recent years, the bus industry has experienced rapid growth as travelers seek cheaper and less burdensome alternatives to auto and air travel. Accompanying this fast rate of growth is a promise from federal agencies to exact more oversight and punish or even close those operators who [...]
According to the 2012 HireRight Employment Screening Benchmarking Report, 78 percent of respondents currently conduct drug testing on some portion of their workforce.
In addition, to regulatory requirements, many employers adopt drug screening programs to mitigate the risk of hiring substance users and abusers who pose a risk to their organizations in [...]
According to the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration, more than 75 percent of substance abusers are employed. This prevalence of substance abusers in the workplace presents many risks to employers.
In addition to safety, legal and regulatory risks, employee substance abuse can decrease productivity and, according to the U.S. Department of [...]
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