Fentanyl and Its Impact on the Workplace

“Fentanyl is the single deadliest drug threat our nation has ever encountered,” according to DEA Administrator Anne Milgram. But what can employers do about fentanyl use among workers? Before we try to tackle that pressing question, let’s take a quick overview of what fentanyl is…and why […]

CBD – Is It Safe or Are You At Risk?

Health, legal, and employment factors to consider before ever trying a CBD product. Over the decades, the Western view of cannabis has changed as the study of the plant’s properties continues to advance. Due to voter demands, many states have taken measures to legalize or […]

Impairment Recognition in the Workplace

The Dos and Don’ts of a Successful Program No matter what line of work you’re in, it’s risky when an employee comes in impaired by drugs, alcohol, or other factors. But in many industries, the impact of such occurrences is potentially disastrous. Impaired employees working […]

Succession Planning for Safety-Sensitive Positions

Prepare for Change “Change is the only constant in life,” noted the Greek philosopher Heraclitus. And though not a businessman, his casual observation encapsulated one of the greatest organizational challenges in the world. Change is inevitable in every organization, with the most common type being personnel […]

OSHA’s View of 2022

The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) oversees and enforces workplace safety policies for nearly every industry in America, except those falling under the domain of other federal agencies, such as the Mine Safety and Health Administration. OSHA collects data related to certain work-related employee […]

THC ~ Delta 8, Delta 9, & Delta 10 ~ What’s the Difference?

Researchers still debate how many species the cannabis plant is divided into. Some claim there’s only one – Cannabis sativa. Others insist Cannabis indica and Cannabis ruderalis are distinct species. Between all three, there are over 700 strains and hybrids on the market today. Strains are named by […]

Are Mining Fatalities Increasing in 2022?

Historically, mining has always been incredibly dangerous. For as long as mining operations have existed, the mining profession has been dogged by frequent worker mishaps occasionally leading to fatalities. Indeed, mining is often cited as one of the most dangerous jobs in the world because […]

Oral Fluid Vs. Urine Drug Testing – Which is Better?

The pros and cons of introducing oral fluid drug testing to the transportation industry. In the world of commercial vehicle operation, drug testing is a vital part of public safety. As Occupational & Environmental Medicine points out, some truckers may rely on drugs to help keep […]