After a data and insights-rich panel discussion, three VP’s of Safety answer questions about their drug testing programs and why they have added hair to required urine drug testing. The financial benefits of Psychemedics hair testing are also explained in this session.
Now! FDA-cleared hair test for nicotine plus a vaping test panel. Two new tests from Psychemedics give educators a powerful new tool to help students avoid the risks associated with nicotine use and vaping. These new tests, like all Psychemedics tests, detect substance usage over a 90-day window, enabling you to identify students who are ... Read more
COVID-19 May Be The Trigger That Turns Some Teens To Drugs. Teens have been taken out of familiar routines, isolated from friends, away from the structure of campus life and under the stress that prolonged uncertainty brings. Most educators recognize that the summer months are when teens can experiment and develop bad behaviors. Certainly with ... Read more
To stop drug abuse is the Best Defense a Great Offense? In the first two installments of our Rebuilding A Workplace series, we looked at the impacts of prolonged periods of stress on substance abuse, and some of the drug trends to watch as we return to work. We shared data highlighting the changing threat ... Read more
What drugs may deliver the highest workplace threat after COVID-19? Why 70% is a number to remember. As we pointed out in the first of this three part series, "Stress, Self-Medication, and What History Teaches Us", 9/11 and Hurricane Katrina deliver powerful evidence that workers may return to work with new or exacerbated chemical dependencies. ... Read more
In Which States Does Drug Testing Carry A Financial Benefit? 13 states offer Worker Comp Insurance incentives For businesses in 13 states, drug testing can accrue more than the usual benefits of reducing workplace accident risks or trimming the costs of drug-related absenteeism or turnover. In these states, workers compensation insurance is discounted in exchange ... Read more
Safe Hair Testing Collection Practices During COVID-19 Safeguard students and staff with these simple guidelines During COVID-19 we have all learned the value in taking precautions to keep ourselves and those around us safe and healthy. Many of you have asked for some best practices when collecting a hair sample for drug testing, and we ... Read more
How To Do Safe Collections During COVID-19 IMPORTANT NOTICE From Your Collection Network Team Safety for you and your facility's visitors is our shared priority. To our collection partners: In this time of uncertainty, we are taking steps to continue delivering the superior levels of service for which Psychemedics, as the leader for hair testing, ... Read more
2020 Teen Drug Trends To Watch Partners in protecting students' futures. For generations, substance abuse reflects the darker side of the teen experience. And like you, we believe that keeping young people drug-free is critical to protecting their futures. The first step is being educated on what the threats are. And the second is to ... Read more
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