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The legalization of marijuana across many states and countries has left safety-sensitive businesses wondering how to manage marijuana use without dismissing current workers or disqualifying hundreds of applicants from employment.
Recently, Amazon announced it is removing marijuana from its pre-employment drug testing policy for non-DOT regulated positions forcing companies in direct competition with Amazon for workers to examine their own policies.
How is legalized marijuana affecting workplaces? How does marijuana affect cognition? How does marijuana affect short-term memory? How does marijuana affect decision-making and judgment? How does marijuana affect reaction time? How does marijuana affect vigilance and attention? Workplace Drug Testing Policy and Legalized Marijuana Marijuana and Pre-Employment Drug Testing Marijuana and Random Drug Testing Marijuana […]
Workplace fatigue awareness has been on the rise ever since fatigue was found to be a contributing factor in incidents like the Exxon Valdez oil spill, the Chernobyl disaster, and the Challenger explosion. Many of today's safety-sensitive workplaces recognize the risk, costs, and dangers associated with workplace fatigue. For example, lost productivity due to fatigue is estimated to cost employers $136 billion a year. (NSC)
Cannabis has been legalized in our state. How do we adjust our drug-testing program to avoid penalizing workers for legal consumption that does not impact their alertness and safety at work?
This article will provide an overview of the state of impairment testing today and will answer the following questions:
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Performance data collected over six months of AlertMeter® use demonstrated its effectiveness in ensuring fitness-for-duty among truck drivers.
AlertMeter® provided company owners a way to test for fitness-for-work while maintaining fairness for employees.
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