Author: Nicole Jupe
Random drug testing benefits employers
As drug use continues to rise, it is more important than ever to combine pre-employment testing with a random drug testing program.
Why choose Quest Diagnostics
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.
Keep alcohol off the roads
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.
New insights from the National Survey on Drug Use and Health
It is important for employers to examine trends and data, such as NSDUH, that helps to inform a workforce drug testing program.
Proposed guidelines for hair drug testing
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 positivity in America’s workplace
Data shows increases in marijuana positivity rates across workforce categories, drug test specimen types, and regions in the United States.
Drug use rises again in the American workforce
Drug positivity in 2019 hit a 16-year high in the US workforce, according to the latest Quest Diagnostics Drug Testing Index.
Opioid crisis persists during pandemic
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.
Spread the message of workplace safety
June is National Safety Month. Take this opportunity to spread the word about the importance of workplace safety to help prevent injuries and fatalities.
Webinar: COVID-19 and the Workplace
Scientists from Quest Diagnostics presented a webinar called, “Ask the experts: COVID-19 and the Workplace." Watch a recording on-demand.