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  • Decoding drug test results

    (April 7, 2021)

    (April 2021) You’ve sent an employee for a drug test, and you’re waiting for the results.  But when you get the results, will you know what they mean? Now, obviously, there are the straightforward results that everyone is familiar with: Positive – indicating the presence of the drugs you were testing for was at or […]

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  • Negative Dilute – Now What?

    (February 10, 2021)

    (February 2021) Negative Dilute – is that a drug test result that has sent you scrambling to the internet to try to interpret and come up with a response?  Well, let’s define the meaning of this test result and examine best practices for taking action as part of your drug-free workplace (DFWP) program. What does […]

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  • Seeing addiction in a new light

    (January 13, 2021)

    (January 2021) When someone is addicted to drugs, we often assume it is their fault, but it may be time to rethink this idea. The stigma that surrounds addiction (also known as substance use disorder) is endless. For many, the word “addiction” correlates to emotions, beliefs, experiences and images with negative connotations. This stigma is […]

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  • Don’t forget about employees’ mental health during pandemic

    (December 9, 2020)

    (December 2020) Employees are the backbone of any organization.  Without them being healthy, knowledgeable and able to perform their jobs, it’s difficult to be successful.  So even as employers are focused on surviving the economic havoc 2020 is wreaking, attention must still be paid to the safety, health and productivity of the workforce. Not only […]

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  • Post-Accident Testing & Those Not-So Obvious Situations

    (November 11, 2020)

    (November 2020) Real Life Incidents: Working Partners® Consortium members receive free 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 We received a call from a new Program Administrator, Tara*, who was looking for clarification about a […]

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