The Bangor Area School Board in eastern Pennsylvania agreed on Monday that all school employees should be subject to random drug testing.
Currently, the school district performs random drug test to all Act 93 employees, such as superintendent, assistant superintendent and other administrators. But now the board wants to include all teachers and [...]
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention describes prescription drug abuse an “epidemic” that affects hundreds of thousands of teenagers and adults across the nation. And as government officials continue to work with community leaders to combat the problem, a growing number of employers struggle on how to spot the problem in the workforce.
If you have been following the news lately, you will notice that some of the country’s lawmakers have been very busy in introducing drug testing proposals for welfare recipients. You will also notice that opposing legislators have been openly expressing their concerns over the amount of money a state would need to drug test every [...]
In the United States, many aviation-related jobs are considered safety-sensitive positions where drug and alcohol testing is required. The aviation industry, after all, is covered by the Omnibus Transportation Employee Testing Act of 1991 which mandates drug testing in pre-employment, reasonable suspicion, post-accident, return to duty, and as follow-up — also referred to as [...]
New hires for Westmoreland County government offices will be subject to drug testing after the county commissioners unanimously voted for the screening policy on April 25.
TribLive reports that the test will cover full-time and part-time workers after a job offer is made. The county will shoulder the expenses of the [...]
Running a business entails a significant amount of investment. Often, a huge share of this investment goes to employees for recruitment, health care, training, compensation, attrition, wellness programs, and so forth. That being the case, it is only logical for employers to hire workers that are skillful, efficient and healthy. And when we say healthy, [...]
On November 6, 2012, Colorado voters approved Amendment 64 which allows people aged 21 and older to possess small amount of marijuana for recreational use. Somehow, the new law has caused confusion among Colorado employers in terms of whether or not they should as well start making changes on their workplace drug testing policy.
While the intention is good, not many people from New Hampshire’s health care industry supports a bill that would impose mandatory drug testing for health care professionals.
Saliva drug testing is another widely accepted and used drug testing method in various situations, such as employment, DUI cases, drug treatment, and criminal justice setting. It owes its popularity to its ability to detect a range of substances at a very minimal procedure, plus it is harder to adulterate because it can be performed [...]
Washington County, Va., implemented a new drug testing policy on all employees, including part time workers.
According to TriCities.com, all county employees will be subject to mandatory random drug testing and stricter guidelines are imposed on employees with commercial driver’s license.
The new policy, approved late last month, states that employees [...]
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