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  • Troubleshooting 101 – Tips for Success

    (July 9, 2021)

    (July 2021) Real-Life Incidents: Working Partners® Consortium members receive unlimited phone support and consultation about drug-free workplace (DFWP) issues — a benefit we term “troubleshooting.”  Here is a brief description of a troubleshoot call and our response/suggestions. Question/Situation You’re responsible for overseeing your organization’s DFWP program.  And as the program administrator (PA), you learn about an […]

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  • 2021 Workplace Drug Testing Trends Released for Marijuana and Other Substances

    (June 9, 2021)

    (June 2020) Each year Quest Diagnostics, the world’s leading provider of diagnostic information, releases their Drug Testing Index™.  This report examines drug test results from both the general workforce and federally mandated, safety-sensitive workforce (e.g., commercial drivers and airline pilots regulated by the U.S. Department of Transportation) to identify drug use trends. The 2021 report, […]

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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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