Author: Nicole Jupe

Reasons for Testing

Random drug testing benefits employers

January 12, 2021 By

As drug use continues to rise, it is more important than ever to combine pre-employment testing with a random drug testing program.

Drug Testing

Why choose Quest Diagnostics

January 5, 2021 By

Quest Diagnostics is the only SAMHSA-certified and CAP-FDT-accredited laboratory to offer in-house testing for all three of the most popular drug test types: urine, oral fluid, and hair.

Alcohol

Keep alcohol off the roads

December 29, 2020 By

December is National Impaired Driving Prevention Month, bringing awareness to the consequences of impaired driving, and driving under the influence and preventing motor vehicle fatalities caused by alcohol consumption.

Drug Testing

New insights from the National Survey on Drug Use and Health

December 8, 2020 By

It is important for employers to examine trends and data, such as NSDUH, that helps to inform a workforce drug testing program.

Hair testing

Proposed guidelines for hair drug testing

November 24, 2020 By

SAMHSA has proposed scientific and technical guidelines for the inclusion of hair in Federal drug testing programs. Note: These are only proposed Guidelines and hair testing is not approved for any Federally mandated drug (eg, DOT) testing. Read all public comments online including those from Quest.

Marijuana

Marijuana positivity in America’s workplace

September 15, 2020 By

Data shows increases in marijuana positivity rates across workforce categories, drug test specimen types, and regions in the United States.

News

Drug use rises again in the American workforce

August 25, 2020 By

Drug positivity in 2019 hit a 16-year high in the US workforce, according to the latest Quest Diagnostics Drug Testing Index.

Drugs & Alcohol

Opioid crisis persists during pandemic

June 30, 2020 By

The disruption of the SARS-CoV-2 coronavirus extends to all areas of life – including the opioid epidemic. Stress during an outbreak can include increased drug and alcohol use and impacts for those struggling with substance use disorders and addiction.

News

Spread the message of workplace safety

June 1, 2020 By

June is National Safety Month. Take this opportunity to spread the word about the importance of workplace safety to help prevent injuries and fatalities.

Ask the Experts

Webinar: COVID-19 and the Workplace

May 5, 2020 By

Scientists from Quest Diagnostics presented a webinar called, “Ask the experts: COVID-19 and the Workplace." Watch a recording on-demand.