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    Marijuana @ Work: Important Info for Employers

    Posted 01/04/2017 by Martin Murtland, VP of Product Management, Occupational Health Services

    The increase of daily use of marijuana has dramatically impacted the workplace. According to a recent study by the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA), there is currently 22.2 Million marijuana users aged 12 and up. 25 states plus Washington D.C. have enacted laws allowing for the use of marijuana for medical purposes, while 4 states (AK, CO, OR, WA and Washington D.C.) have passed laws legalizing the personal use of this drug. There is legislation legalizing recreational and medical use of marijuana that is up for the vote in 8 more states this November. The legalization of marijuana use for medicinal or recreational purposes in many states across the United States has forced employers to review their workplace drug policies.

  • Is Ban the Box Out of Control?

    Posted 11/10/2016 by Debbie Lamb, Junior Marketing Communications Manager

    When filing out a job application, were you required to check a box asking if you had a criminal record? I have seen these on job applications in the past, but more and more these boxes are being eliminated because of ban the box legislations being passes across the country. While the laws could be reducing discrimination against some people being hired for a job, it can also be quite a challenge for employers.

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    On the Road Again: Sleep Apnea Policy Reviewed For Truck Drivers

    Posted 11/01/2016 by Debbie Lamb, Jr. MarComm Manager

    Every day millions of trucks are on the road transporting everything from livestock to electronics to large industrial pieces. Some drivers are on short day trips while others are long-haul drivers who travel across states. As a child, I was always fascinated by the “big rigs” and how drivers were free to see the wonders of the country. I didn’t realize until I was older how vital these trucks and their drivers are in transporting goods and services in the United States.

  • It’s High Time You Reviewed Your Company’s Drug Policy

    It’s High Time You Reviewed Your Company’s Drug Policy

    Posted 09/23/2016 by Debbie Lamb, Jr. MarComm Manager

    Over the past ten years, there have been changes to laws governing medicinal and recreational marijuana use across the United States. Twenty-three states and Washington D.C. have legalized marijuana in some form. Alaska, Colorado, Oregon, Washington and Washington D.C. have legalized the recreational use of marijuana and 25 million Americans have used marijuana in the past year with 14 million of these using the drug on a regular basis.

  • A New DEA Report Confirms Marijuana Usage is Not Conducive to Workplace Safety

    A New DEA Report Confirms Marijuana Usage is Not Conducive to Workplace Safety

    Posted 09/16/2016 by Debbie Lamb-Jr. MarComm Manager

    The U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) issued a report in August 2016, affirming the Schedule 1 Controlled Substance classification of marijuana defined by the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS). HHS concluded the following about marijuana:

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