Almost half of manufacturing companies in Ohio have turned down an applicant for an hourly position due to a failed drug test last year, as revealed in the survey conducted by Employers Resource Council for the Alcohol, Drug Addiction and Mental Health Services Board of Cuyahoga County.
Across all industries, 25.5 percent of [...]
Vermilion High School is planning on implementing a student drug testing policy to prevent drug experimentation among students.
Superintendent Phil Pempin, guidance counselor Tim Lamb, board member Sid Jordan and other members of the school board met with students and parents to discuss the plan and gauge community support. The reactions were mixed, [...]
A White House study of arrest data from 10 large cities in the United States revealed that more than 60 percent of males arrested last year for crimes tested positive for drug use.
The 2011 Arrestee Drug Abuse Monitoring (ADAM) II program, an Office of National Drug Control Policy (ONDCP) initiative, covered the [...]
Probably one of the most established success stories on implementing a drug-free workplace policy is that of the food distribution company Butterfield & Vallis.
Butterfield & Vallis, which has made it to The Bottom Lines’s Top 10 Employers in Bermuda several times and was hailed No. 1 Employer of the Year in 2010, [...]
The Ohio Senate has passed Gov. John Kasich’s budget bill — but did not include a controversial plan to drug test welfare recipients.
The plan involved a two-year, three-county pilot program to test participants in the Ohio Works First, the financial assistance portion of Ohio’s Temporary Assistance to Needy Families.
State Sen. Tim [...]
For a high school in North Carolina, implementing a drug testing policy for its students is not exactly a necessity at this time; it does not have a drug abuse problem yet. They, however, would like to ensure that it stays that way.
Central Davidson High School in Davidson County, North Carolina, is looking at [...]
The United States Navy will conduct yet another round of testing this summer, before it implements a mandatory breath testing program fleet-wide. Through mandatory breath testing, the Navy hopes to stem alcohol abuse. The program was announced in February.
Juan M. Garcia, assistant secretary of the Navy for personnel, shared: “The [...]
Senate Republicans have added a pilot welfare drug testing program to the midterm budget, and the full Senate is expected to vote on the plan.
The proposal covers a two-year, three-county pilot program that will test participants in the Ohio Works First program, which provides cash benefits to Ohio residents who earn no [...]
A bill that will make it mandatory for welfare recipients in Louisiana to undergo drug testing has been passed by the House Health and Welfare Committee, amid criticism over moral issues. The committee passed the bill 11-5, sending it on to the full House for debate.
This represents a small victory for those [...]
The Oklahoma House has voted to pass House Bill 2388, which would prevent recipients of Temporary Assistance to Needy Families who test positive for drugs from receiving payments, 86-6 on Thursday. The measure is now headed for the governor.
HB 2388 will withhold federal assistance from any applicant who tests positive for illegal drug [...]
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