Category Archives for L.I.D.

The Muddy Waters of Marijuana and Workplace Safety

Here’s what Fortune 500 companies are doing to get out in front of the marijuana challenge. As you hear in the news almost weekly, the use of marijuana is no longer taboo.   There are many claims

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Its (Mostly) Legal… Why Bother With Occupational Marijuana Testing?

(Also seen on PennEnergy.com!) So, as of this writing, 24 states in the US have legalized marijuana for medical or recreational use.  If my math is right, that’s about HALF the country. That means you

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Is Your Toilet Water The Right Color?

(This Post is Also Featured On PennEnergy.com!) Collecting urine isn’t as easy as it looks. Seriously… If your collection site is sloppy during the collection process you could end up testing an adulterated

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10 Signs Your Company Has a Great Safety Culture

(Also Seen On PennEnergy.com!) The common denominator for safe work sites in high risk environments is, hands down, is a great safety culture. This also seems to be a big buzz phrase that might be a bit

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Consistency Is Key for Occupational Drug Testing

(Also Featured On PennEnergy.com!) There are a few scenarios in occupational drug testing that require us to look deeper into a company policy on how to proceed.  Here are some examples: If a test comes

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How to Save Big Money When Drug Testing

(Also Featured on PennEnergy.com!) We are all looking for ways to wisely reduce our operating expenses. If drug testing is a necessity in your business, here are a few ways you can cut costs in your drug

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I’m For The Little Guys!

Oil and Gas Drug and Alcohol Testing Compliance I’m wrapping up a long week of working with a client to get their NCMS (National Compliance Management Service) in order.  All this drug and alcohol testing

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5 Biggest Mistakes Employers Make After An Employee Tests Positive (And How To Fix Those Mistakes)

One of your key employees (that you really don’t want to fire) has just tested positive on a drug test. Have you run into this dilemma? If you have a drug free workplace plan and you do drug testing

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Rocky Mountain High?

As I’m sure you’ve all heard, marijuana is now legal for recreational use in the state of Colorado.  If you haven’t already, I strongly urge you to have this discussion with your HR and safety team

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3 Huge Mistakes When Spotting Workplace Alcohol Abuse…And How To Avoid Them

Did you know that 47% of all industrial workplace accidents are alcohol related?  That’s what Occupational Safety and Health Magazine says…. We regularly hold supervisor training classes that

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