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Info to help you maintain a drug-free work environment.

Education, training
Mon, 2012-04-09

Highlights: Cut your workers' compensation claims liability and costs with an up-to-date drug-free workplace program.

DFBS note: Make sure your DFWP program complies with state regulations, including training requirements, to obtain full protection against a workers' compensation claim when a worker tests positive for drugs.

Sat, 2012-12-01

Highlights: In highly regulated work environments such as the DOT mandated drug and alcohol-testing industry, regulatory mandated training, qualifications and certification present non-trivial challenges to the student, the trainer, and the employer. The costs of compliance are a significant ongoing expense to the business while the cost of non-compliance (such as a PIE) can be insurmountable.

DFBS note: Which why we make our training so cost-effective and easy to use, not to mention engaging (IMHO).
Fri, 2012-04-27

Highlights: The FMCSA has published guidance on this requirement.

Thu, 2012-04-05

Highlights: A new study suggests that supervisors who demonstrate they can identify workplace substance abuse are more likely to have an impact on preventing or putting a stop to this dangerous behavior. It's only when employees think their supervisor knows how to detect substance use and is willing to do something about it that employees' drinking and drug use on the job decreases.

DFBS note: What better argument for providing reasonable suspicion training for your supervisors?

The Partnership at
Fri, 2011-10-21

Highlights: Research points to ineffective and incomplete drug education as a factor in heroin initiation ... Among the parents who were surveyed for the study, nearly 50 percent said they did not know where to go to get accurate drug information.

DFBS notes: A side benefit to educating your employees about drugs: they can then educate their kids.

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