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  • Newly Released Survey Results Bring Encouragement and Concern Photo

    Newly Released Survey Results Bring Encouragement and Concern

    (September 12, 2019)

    (September 2019) In August, SAMHSA (Substance Abuse & Mental Health Services Administration) released the 2018 National Survey on Drug Use and Health (NSDUH) data findings.  NSDUH is an annual household interview survey that estimates the use of illicit drugs (including the non-medical use of prescription medication), alcohol and tobacco. The survey also provides insight into […]

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  • Temperature out of range: Responding to an invalid drug test

    Responding when an employee cheats a drug test

    (August 8, 2019)

    (August 2019) Real Life Incidents: Working Partners® Consortium members receive phone support and consultation about drug-free workplace (DFWP) issues – a benefit we term “troubleshooting.” Here is a brief description of a troubleshoot and our response/suggestions. Question/Situation A Working Partners® Client Care Consultant received a call from a drug-free workplace Program Administrator (PA) of a […]

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  • Hiring Crunch

    The Hiring Crunch Sheds New Light on Overlooked Populations

    (July 8, 2019)

    (July 2019) With the United States’ unemployment rate at 3.6% and the challenges of a lean employable workforce, some previously overlooked populations are now getting attention, including people in recovery from substance use disorder and people who have previously been incarcerated. Consider the numbers. In the U.S., there are an estimated 23.5 million adults in […]

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  • Three Assumptions Your Employees Are Probably Making About Medical Marijuana

    Three Assumptions Your Employees Are Probably Making About Medical Marijuana.

    (June 11, 2019)

    (June 2019) Medical marijuana is available in Ohio, but that doesn’t automatically mean employees can use the drug without risking their job. Under Ohio House Bill 523 employers are not required but are not prohibited from allowing the lawful use of marijuana as medicine (unless prohibited by an authority like the Department of Transportation. This […]

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  • Why Operate a Blended Workplace?

    Why Operate a Blended Workplace: DOT vs. Non-DOT?

    (May 7, 2019)

    (May 2019) Operating a comprehensive drug-free workplace program can be challenging in a blended workforce with employees who are mandated by the Department of Transportation (DOT) and those who are not.  Employers frequently ask us why they can’t just have one policy/program that covers both their CDL drivers subject to DOT and employees who aren’t […]

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