EtG Alcohol Test for Zero Tolerance

What the Heck is EtG test? Ethyl Glucuronide, aka EtG, is a metabolite of ethanol. A metabolite is simply what your body produces in response to the ingestion of ethanol. Two Types Of Tests: Hair follicle EtG alcohol test – Hair is cut at skin level (not actually the follicle) and sent to the [...]

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Do You Really Need a Medical Review Officer (MRO)?

Yes. A BIG FAT yes. Some companies mistakenly think that getting drug test results directly from a lab or from an in-house-administered instant test is good enough. And after reading this, they may still consider it worth the risk. But make no mistake. There are risks. Ultimately, you are responsible for ensuring a fair, reliable [...]

What if that new hire failed a drug or alcohol test at the last job?

If it’s a truck driver, it’s your responsibility to find out. Many employers make an offer of employment contingent upon the results of a criminal background check and drug test. If the candidates pass, they’re hired. Employers regulated by the U.S. Department of Transportation, however, have another important requirement. First, you must ask the new [...]

Deterrence vs. detection. Safety vs. “gotcha.”

In 1988, 13.6% of all workplace drug tests were positive. 1988 is when the Federal Drug-free Workplace Act went into effect, followed by the Omnibus Transportation Employee Testing Act of 1991 three years later. Deterrence makes a difference. Quest Diagnostics' 2013 Drug Testing Index has tracked drug testing statistics for 20 years now. The study separates statistics [...]