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Comprehensive Drug Tests for a Safer Work Environment

Joseph Coupal - Thursday, January 11, 2018
CLS Diagnostics Comprehensive drug tests in Franklin, MA

Drug use in United States has become a big problem. Unfortunately, this issue permeates into the workplace. Regular comprehensive drug tests ensure employers and employees a work environment that is safe from the adverse effects of substance abuse. Both employers and employees know that the abuse and misuse of drugs can create problems in the workplace. Drug abuse can interfere with workers’ job performance, making them ineffective and unproductive at work. This can lead to increased mistakes, carelessness, inconsistent work quality, absenteeism, and extended tardiness.

Nowadays, many companies conduct drug screening and require new applicants to take the drug test for pre-employment purposes as well as for post-accident, return-to-duty, and post rehabilitation. The drug testing program in Franklin, MA is conducted professionally by toxicologists to make sure that all drug test results are correct and true. Studies show that after implementing drug testing, accident rates of companies have decreased.

Employees and employers want a working environment that is safe from accidents. This is why drug testing programs are beneficial and should be done on a regular basis. Every company wants a workplace where all employees can perform their job safely and competently.

To find out more about the benefits of comprehensive drug tests, contact CLS-Diagnostics.

Comprehensive Drug Testing Promotes Optimum Company Performance

Joseph Coupal - Thursday, December 21, 2017
CLS Diagnostics Comprehensive drug tests in Franklin, MA

Employers and their employees have a common goal where safety and success are concerned. Both understand that drug abuse can pose a threat to the company's overall performance. Employees who use drugs are ineffective and suffer from loss of focus and unreliability which can affect overall operations. Therefore, having employees partake in comprehensive drug testing programs in Franklin, MA can be beneficial for protecting the company's interest.

Today, pre-employment drug screening has become protocol for many companies. Employers require new applicants to submit to drug testing in order to filter out those who are drug-dependent and unfit to work. However, a pre-employment screening cannot guarantee 100% assurance that employees are not involved with drugs. The number of drug users is escalating each year. Existing employees may not be users but, unfortunately, there is always the possibility. Additionally, people are often aware of this procedure in the hiring process. There are ways candidates can prepare to ensure a negative result. Therefore, it is highly recommended that comprehensive drug tests are performed annually and randomly.

Employers can't afford drug-dependent employees who can put the company and other employees at risk. Comprehensive Drug Testing Programs can be the solution to address this predicament. If you are looking for a reliable drug testing institution, contact CLS diagnostics.

Give A Free Holiday Gift in 30-Seconds or Less

Joseph Coupal - Wednesday, December 20, 2017
CLS Diagnostics - Give A Free Holiday Gift in 30-Seconds or Less

If a friend, relative, or valued service provider has a website, give them the gift of a business Facebook “like” this Holiday season. This act is free and will literally take you 30 seconds or less. By doing so, you help your friend or relative further establish business credibility and trust from an online standpoint.

Why do this? The reason is simple. Facebook “likes” is something that business owners can refer to promote their business popularity and interaction with their clients. It is also a widely accepted conclusion that Facebook “likes” play some role in how a website converts visitors into customers.

So if you know anyone with a website and wish them well in business, take 30-seconds and “like” their business Facebook page. Look for the Facebook logo usually located at the top or bottom of the website’s home page. Then shoot them a quick note saying, “Happy Holidays. I recently “liked” your business Facebook page and wish you continued business success in 2018 and beyond”. It would be a kind gesture and one that cost you nothing other than 30 seconds of your time.

To all our regular readers of this blog, we wish you all Happy Holidays and only the best for 2018 and beyond.

Importance of Timing and Accuracy of Comprehensive Drug Test Programs

Joseph Coupal - Thursday, December 07, 2017
CLS Diagnostics Comprehensive drug tests in Franklin, MA

Modern drug testing has evolved over the years with the latest technology now capable of screening for hundreds of illegal substances quickly. CLS Diagnostics use the LC-MS-MS, short for Liquid Chromatography-Mass Spectrometry (Tandem) method for its Comprehensive Drug Testing Program in Franklin, MA. It is the most accurate drug testing method known.

The LC-MS-MS method analyzes urine samples from employees/applicants then releases results within 48-72 hours of testing. Urine is commonly used because it is by far the most flexible and customizable specimen with hundreds of combinations of detectable drugs and cut-off levels. The cut off level is a Federal mandated minimum level of concentration of drugs in a specimen before labs will report it as positive. The detection window for urine using LC-MS-MS method is 1-7 days of recent drug use which varies depending on the type of drug. Most drugs stay in the bloodstream for only 24-72 hours after intake.

Accuracy and timing are therefore two essential points when conducting foolproof comprehensive drug testing programs. There are also methods available with larger time windows for detection. Conducting surprise, random, and on-site drug testing once an employee is suspected of illegal drug-use is also helpful in curbing drug addiction within the company. For more information on comprehensive drug testing programs, contact CLS-Diagnostics.

Comprehensive Drug Testing is Key to Business Occupational Health and Safety

Joseph Coupal - Friday, December 01, 2017
CLS Diagnostics Comprehensive drug tests in Franklin, MA

Companies all over the world conduct drug testing programs as part of their pre-employment process. Applicants undergo these tests along with a series of others along with the interview process to determine whether prospective employees are fit to work. A healthy and drug free work force is fundamental to the company’s safety and performance.

The drug problem has become so pervasive that even those who are already employed can become drug dependent and use these drugs at work. Drug abuse is a result of many factors such individual personality and societal attitudes. At any rate, companies are slowly becoming concerned with the effects of drug dependency in the workplace.

Employee drug addiction is mainly addressed by the businesses occupational safety policies. Chronic abseentism, low productivity, work accidents and other issues related to drugs and substance abuse have caused companies to spend a large amount of money. An increase in this type of expenses will translate to economic loss if not controlled.

Currently as countermeasure for drug dependency in the workplace, many companies implement surprise, annual or periodic comprehensive drug tests. This can alleviate the growing number of drug users at work. By monitoring the drug situation at the company level, we are not only helping workers maintain optimum health, we are as well keeping the company’s operational losses at bay. For more information on comprehensive drug tests, contact CLS Diagnostics.

Happy Thanksgiving From CLS Diagnostics

Joseph Coupal - Thursday, November 23, 2017
Happy Thanksgiving From CLS Diagnostics

It’s Thanksgiving week and a time each year when we reflect upon the blessing within our lives. Today our warmest Thanksgiving wishes go out to all of you, our clients, friends, and neighbors. Along with this note of thanks to you, this week we offer a special Thanksgiving “shout-out” to one of the more unsung Thanksgiving heroes, Sarah Hale. Historians credit Sara Hale as the originator of the Thanksgiving federal holiday.

Sara Hale undertook a 17-year letter writing campaign to make Thanksgiving a national holiday observed in all states. Before Hale, Thanksgiving was not a fixed holiday but rather an informal tradition. Presidents would select a day and make it known that it would be a day of thanksgiving and community. Hale lobbied five separate presidents for a set date until finally her request was granted by president Abraham Lincoln. Lincoln congratulated her tenacity and immortalized the holiday as part of American culture.

So thanks, Sara, for your 17 years of letter writing, for securing our day of Thanks on Thursday, and for your part in creating one of the most warm and celebrated day within our American culture!

Win the War Against Drugs in the Workplace with a Comprehensive Drug Testing Program

Joseph Coupal - Thursday, November 09, 2017
CLS Diagnostics Comprehensive drug tests in Franklin, MA

Illegal drugs can be controlled and prevented at work; in fact, employers play a crucial role in preventing drugs in the workplace. While there are many ways to attack this social issue, companies can start in the workplace by putting in-place a drug testing program for job applicants and existing employees.

The use of illegal drugs in the workplace has negatively impacted companies. This is why more and more employers are finding the need to implement comprehensive drug tests as part of their pre-employment requirements. This is an effective way to screen prospects and ensure a safe and peaceful workplace. Drug testing is an action that employers can take to determine if employees or job applicants are using drugs. These tests can identify evidence of the recent use of alcohol, prescription drugs and illicit drugs. Drug testing works best when implemented with a clear, written policy, employee education about drug and alcohol abuse, and supervisor training on signs and symptoms of an alcohol or drug problem.

Implementing a regular and comprehensive drug testing programs for existing employees is a best practice as well. This can be part of their annual medical check-up or it can be done randomly at work. This will lower liability costs for the business, ensure safety at work, and prevent accidents and other dangerous situations. Through these programs companies can be more productive and create a better work environment.

To find out more about the advantages of comprehensive drug test in the workplace, contact CLS Diagnostics.

Comprehensive Drug Testing for Employees Leads to Better Customer Service

Joseph Coupal - Monday, October 23, 2017
CLS Diagnostics Comprehensive drug tests in Franklin, MA

Customers are vital to your business, they keep companies running. This is why customer service is the lifeblood of any business. One way to ensure excellent customer service is by having customer service attendants that possess a friendly attitude and that are mentally fit to perform the job. One way to ensure this is to instill a comprehensive drug testing program at work.

There are multiple reasons why conducting a comprehensive drug test is critical and important for business. For one, the employees and their ability to deliver a high level of customer service is the front-line of the business. Employees attend to prospects and clients and are the face and first impression of a company. Customer service attendants who are under the influence of drugs will make mistakes and will not have the personality or level-of-care to interact in challenging situations. Moreover, customer service representatives are also company’s first point of contact for customer feedback. They need to be able to handle the situation in a calm, sensitive, and orderly manner.

Companies that make employee drug testing programs part of their culture will ensure that every customer will be happy and satisfied. To find out more about the benefits of comprehensive drug testing for better customer service, contact CLS Diagnostics.

Comprehensive Drug Tests for Commercial Drivers

Joseph Coupal - Thursday, October 12, 2017
CLS Diagnostics Comprehensive Drug Tests for Commercial Drivers

Driving is a skilled profession. Because professional driving needs to be done safely to protect drivers, other drivers and product, companies should ensure that drivers are in the right state of mind at all times. This can be done through a comprehensive drug testing program for all employed drivers.

Comprehensive drug testing plays a vital role in guaranteeing that professional drivers are fit to perform. A drug-free commercial driver can ensure:

  1. Safety of goods. Commercial drivers often drive trucks full of goods that need to be transported safely from warehouse or factory to its destination. Commercial drivers who are not under the influence of drugs can prevent business loss.
  2. Safety of passengers. Some commercial drivers transport passengers. They are responsible for keeping them safe and away from danger.
  3. Safety of community. Commercial drivers pass through multiple towns while on the job. They need to avoid accidents that can threaten the livelihood and people of the community. Those who drive under the influence of drugs have a higher chance of getting involved in accidents. Which is why it is imperative for companies to perform comprehensive drug testing on drivers.

Safety should be the primary concern of commercial drivers at all times. To find out more about the advantages and benefits of comprehensive drug testing for professional commercial drivers, contact CLS Diagnostics.

Promoting a Drug-Free Workplace through Comprehensive Drug Tests

Joseph Coupal - Monday, September 18, 2017
CLS Diagnostics Comprehensive drug tests in Franklin, MA

It is the responsibility of every company to provide employees with an environment that is conducive and safe. This includes ensuring a drug-free workplace. To do this, companies are incorporating drug testing programs as part of their human resource initiatives.

Drug testing in companies is first done as part of the pre-employment requirements. Qualified applicants take a comprehensive drug test as part of the screening process as a requisite for employment. Companies can also perform surprise or annual drug testing on all employees to ensure that they remain drug-free during their tenure with the company.

This testing provides all types of benefits. First and primarily, drug testing helps ensure that the workplace is safe from any threat or accident induced by drugs. Often, employees who under the influence of drugs and who are simultaneously performing work tasks, can damage company property or put co-workers lives at risk. Employee’s safety should be a priority for all business. This is also beneficial for business because it reduces liability, insurance payments, and maintains productivity.

Comprehensive drug tests help companies identify employees who abuse drugs. A healthy workplace translates to happy, safe, and productive employees. And when employees feel secure and valued by their company, they are motivated to stay longer and give their best to their jobs. To find out more about the advantages of comprehensive drug tests in the work place, contact CLS Diagnostics.