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Investing in wellness pays off

If you’re an executive ready to slash your employee health care costs, implementing a corporate health and wellness program is one of the best ways to achieve the goal.

Read the full article at csbj.com.

By |September 20th, 2017|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Increases in Illicit Drugs, Including Cocaine, Drive Workforce Drug Positivity to Highest Rate in 12 Years

According to Quest Diagnostics, “Drug use in the American workforce, fueled by illicit drugs, reached the highest positivity rate in 12 years.”

Findings came from the Quest Diagnostics Drug Testing Index that reviews over 10 million workforce drug test results.

In concerns to their findings, Barry Sample, PhD, senior director, science and technology, Quest Diagnostics Employer Solutions […]

By |July 13th, 2017|Drugs|0 Comments

Ways to Make Talking About Safety Easy

In a recent publication written by the Safety + Health Magazine, the author asserts that “safety should be easy to talk about. Given that it’s in everyone’s best interest, as a topic of conversation it should be no more controversial than discussing the weather.”

However, the author professes that discussions about safety oftentimes fall on deaf […]

By |July 12th, 2017|Healthy Workplace|0 Comments

The Price of Substance Abuse on Employers

Have you ever wondered how much substance abuse costs your company directly? Well now you can find out!

The National Safety Council in collaboration with Shatterproof and the National Opinion Research Center have created the first ever Substance Use Cost Calculator for Employers to help employers find out how much substance use is costing them directly.

According […]

By |July 10th, 2017|Drugs, Healthy Workplace|0 Comments

Hazard Alert: Protect Yourself When Working in the Heat of Summer

The Center for Construction Research and Training – also known as CPWR— has issued a Hazard Alert for working in Hot Weather. According to CPWR, 17 occupational-related heat stroke deaths occurred in 2015. The alert suggests that employers:

Have a heat illness prevention program and emergency plan.
Provide training on heat hazards and steps to […]

By |July 7th, 2017|Healthy Workplace, Wellness|0 Comments

National Institute of Standards and Technology Gains Ground on Creating Marijuana Breathalyzer Standards

Companies across the United States have been trying to manufacture a marijuana breathalyzer device similar to breath alcohol devices used to determine alcohol intoxication in order to provide a testing tool that is less invasive than urine and blood collection, the two most common methods for testing marijuana use. This type of testing device would be useful to law enforcement, […]

By |July 6th, 2017|Drugs|0 Comments

DOT Fit and the Importance of Implementing a Driver Wellness Program

According to the University of Utah School of Medicine, in which 797 long-haul truck drivers were surveyed, nearly 24% of drivers surveyed were determined to have high blood pressure that was not being treated and was not formerly diagnosed. The researchers also found that around 67% of drivers surveyed were obese. Both of these poor […]

By |April 10th, 2017|Uncategorized|0 Comments

What Do the New OSHA Post-Accident Drug Testing Requirements Mean for Your Company?

As of December 1, 2016 the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) put into effect new regulations regarding Recording and Reporting Occupational Injuries and Illnesses. Part of this provision was a new caveat on post-accident testing in which non-regulated industries were told they could not use post-accident testing as a retaliatory practice, rather, post-accident testing […]

By |April 8th, 2017|Healthy Workplace|0 Comments

Escalating Drug Use in the U.S. Workforce

According to Dr. Barry Sample, the Senior Director of Science and Technology for Quest Diagnostics, there has been a steady increase of drug use positivity in workplace drug testing trends since 2012, having reached a 10-year high in the latest data. Dr. Sample reviews the Quest Diagnostics Drug Testing Index in coordination with the National […]

By |April 6th, 2017|drug in the workplace|0 Comments

21% of Drivers Leave the Trucking Industry Due to Health Issues

HireRight, one of the world’s largest employment screening services, has been following the trends of recruiting and retaining truck drivers through providing a Transportation Spotlight survey. Recently, their 2016 Transportation Spotlight report found that of drivers leaving the trucking industry, 21% were choosing to do so due to health related issues.
This is a trend that […]

By |May 17th, 2016|Uncategorized|0 Comments