The Difference Between Cleaning and Disinfecting (And Why It Matters)

Since the COVID-19 Pandemic hit our shores earlier this year, we have all been trying to avoid catching the virus. Masks, gloves, social distancing; these are all excellent tools in preventing the spread of COVID-19. As the lockdowns began stores were also suddenly overwhelmed by consumers’ demand for cleaning wipes and disinfectant. We all wanted … Continued

How drug testing has changed because of COVID-19

Workplace drug testing requires new procedures during the COVID-19 outbreak, but must continue. David Bell, writing in HR Morning, tells of an incident where a test subject refused to take a drug test, fearing exposure to the COVID-19 virus: A test subject, while waiting to take a drug test, realized that a co-worker was coughing … Continued

STAYING SAFE: Workplace Substance Abuse & Testing During Times of Crisis

INTRODUCTION As the COVID-19 crisis continues across the world, it’s important to remember that the drug testing industry still has a large role to play in the safety of employees and the industries they serve. Safety experts have found that substance abuse increases during times of national crisis. For example, after the 9/11 terrorist attacks … Continued

Teen drinking, drug use tied to other risky behaviours

Two new studies suggest that teens who binge drink or abuse prescription opioids may also be more likely to engage in other risky behaviours such as driving drunk or riding with drivers who are also under the influence. They are also more apt to become extreme binge drinkers who experience blackouts, one of the studies … Continued