Author: Dr. Barry Sample
New York State Department of Labor issues Cannabis Testing Guidance
The New York State Department of Labor has issued guidance for employers regarding the permissibility of testing for Cannabis.
Ask the Experts: Drug testing cutoffs
Employers should carefully select a drug test specimen type and cutoff level based on the desired window of detection and regulatory requirements.
Ask the Experts: Hair drug test collections
The amount of hair needed for a hair drug test is approximately 100 milligrams made up of the first 1-½ inches from the root end. The hair is typically cut from the crown of the back of the head in a manner where it will not be as noticeable. Learn more about hair drug test collections.
Thwarting drug test cheaters
There are safeguards to help employers prevent a job applicant or employee who uses drugs from cheating or altering a drug test. Learn more.
Does workforce drug testing work?
There is a wealth of research that shows that workforce drug testing can help to foster a healthy, safe, drug-free environment.
New Federal CCF coming soon
SAMSHA/OMB have requested public comments to revisions of the current Federal CCF for workforce drug testing. However, Quest anticipates a one-year implementation period for continued use of the form and will help prepare clients for the switch.
Ask the experts: Is an oral fluid drug test safe?
During the novel coronavirus health crisis, many employers ask is if an oral fluid drug test is safe in the current circumstances. Under rigorous safety procedures, drug testing continues across the country.
Cold medicines and drug test results
During cold and flu season, questions arise about common cough medicines and their impact on drug test results. Get the facts.
Illinois amends cannabis-related laws
Employers in Illinois should consult with their local legal counsel to determine the impact of the amended act on marijuana and drug testing programs.
DATIA focus: Drug use in America climbs in customer-facing industries
Drug use by the US workforce increased each year - and by double-digits over 2 years - between 2015 and 2017, in 5 of 16 major US industry sectors analyzed.