13 Ways to Detect Substance Abuse in the Workplace: A guest post

Alcohol and drug use in the workplace isn’t something to take lightly. Serious harm can occur to your property and staff if an affected employee causes an argument or accident. Promises, a treatment center for drug and alcohol addiction, states that over 70% of all substance abusers in the United States have at least one …

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Are drug companies and safety experts shaking in their boots?

I was having a conversation with a friend the other day about drug testing. I mentioned attitudes toward drug testing were changing as a result of the legalization of marijuana in a number of states and jurisdictions. He told me his company was considering such a move because they are in a number of locations …

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Gee Whiz! NLRB says union representative required for urine test.

The NLRB recently ruled that an employee who was asked to take a urine test due to his erratic behavior was entitled to have a union representative present under the Weingarten Rule. What is Weingarten? The Weingarten rule was instituted in 1975 as the result of a Supreme Court ruling on a case (surprisingly called …

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Being Mauled by a Bear While “High” Does Not Eliminate Workers’ Comp

This one goes under the label of “You Can’t Make This Stuff Up!” It is not often that being mauled by a bear appears on a Workers’ Comp statement, let alone when the report also says the employee was under the influence of marijuana. Here is the story. It seems that in Montana there is …

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