Category: Safety

4 Benefits of Onsite Workplace Testing

4 Benefits of Onsite Workplace Testing Drug testing is essential to ensuring a drug-free workplace. While you know how important it is to keep your operations drug-free, drug abuse is a real problem that can wreak havoc quickly. A drug-testing policy is a great way to deter employees from using illicit drugs on the job.  Drug testing is a critical part of keeping your workplace productive and safe, but you want to make sure your employees can maximize their time at work. How can you get excellent drug testing without spending your employee’s time away from work and risking an ... Read more

CSAPA Recertification of Account Manager John Throckmorton

Tomo is happy to announce the recent recertification – Tomo Account Manager John Throckmorton was approved by the Commission for Drug and Alcohol Program Professionals for recertification of CSAPA – Certified Substance Abuse Program Administrator. Visit our leadership and management directory to learn more about him. Congratulations John! #tomotalks #tomotraining #thetomodifference

Elements of an Effective Drug Testing Policy

Drug testing programs vary dramatically in content and efficacy. Some are immensely successful at deterring and handling substance abuse in the workplace, while others fail to adequately address the problem. Behind every successful drug testing program is a policy that guides and dictates prevention, identification and response to drugs and alcohol in the workplace. To start creating or updating your own substance abuse program, first review the elements of an effective drug testing policy. Elements of an Effective Drug Testing Policy For the second consecutive year, the percentage of American workers who tested positive for illicit drugs has increased (source). ... Read more

Components of an Efficient Drug Testing Program

Wondering what to look for in a drug testing program? To ensure that your program is fair, focused, and effective, you will need to spend some time carefully planning the protocol. Who will you test? Will you test before offers of employment, randomly, upon suspicion, or under other circumstances? How will you put your drug testing program into action? If you’re new to the world of workplace drug testing, use the tips below to iron out the kinks of your new program. Components of an Efficient Drug Testing Program Clear and Thorough Policy A clear policy is at the core of every ... Read more

Benefits of Random Drug Testing in the Workplace

Pre-employment drug screening is a good way to separate those who use drugs from nonusers initially, but the best way to eliminate drug use amongst your workers (or work towards it) is random drug testing. Random drug testing discourages use during employment, rather than just before an employee is hired. If creating a Drug Free Workplace sounds like something you might want to do, read up on the benefits of random drug testing in the workplace. Benefits of Random Drug Testing in the Workplace Create a safer workplace. If your work environment includes any tools or equipment that could be dangerous, an ... Read more

Why Drug Testing Is Important

Although many aspects of society are harmed by illicit drug use and abuse, it is especially detrimental in the workplace. Not only can it lower the productivity and revenue of a business, but it can also place employees at risk. In fact, depending on the line of work, the drug abuse of an employee could have fatal consequences. Luckily, employers these days are able to test for illicit drug use and implement strategies to pursue drug-free workplaces. Today we’re discussing why drug testing is important and how to employ it effectively. Why Drug Testing Is Important Safety. Drug use can impair a person’s judgment ... Read more

Three Questions to Ask if You’re Considering Employee Drug Testing:

When should we test? Are you trying to screen out drug users before hiring? Then you may be interested in Pre-employment testing. Are you seeking to eliminate or deter drug use among your employees? A Random drug testing program may work well for your company! Do you want to test employees you suspect are using in the workplace? With reasonable suspicion training, you can be trained to identify and test on the job. Do you want to evaluate whether drug use contributes to injuries and accidents during work? Post-injury testing is a way to identify and reduce injuries on the job. How should we test? ... Read more

The Infamous 4th of July

Upon the eve of one of the nation’s most well-celebrated holidays, it is important to realize its significance in another light. The Fourth of July ranks as one of the deadliest holidays according to the National Safety Council, due to the combination of alcohol, fireworks and driving. For example, on the 4th in 2012, one person was killed every 51 minutes in a drunk driving accident. Even one drink can affect one’s ability to function. For an average male of 170 lbs, each drink consumed within an hour will increase his blood alcohol concentration by an average of 0.01-0.02. The ... Read more