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09/08/2017

Conference will Address Workplace Safety as Positive Drug Tests Increase

RReOur 12th Annual Golf Tournament will be held at Bent Tree Golf Club. This outing brings together industry members to enjoy a beautiful day of golf, contests, cash prizes, a buffet lunch and awards. There will be a chance to win $10,000.00 in our hole-in-one competition. This fun-filled industry event is the Casino Nightperfect opportunity to meet new business contacts, or treat your customers and employees to a fantastic day on the links.ff

Maintaining workplace safety and a drug-free environment continues to be a challenge for companies.

Managers should be on the lookout because in 2016 workplace drug testing yielded the highest positivity rate in a dozen years. The testing positivity rate was 4.2%, which is a 5% increase from 2015.

In instances of oral fluid testing, positive drug tests increased a stunning 75% in 2016. In Colorado and Washington, states where marijuana has been legalized, the positivity rate increase is higher than the national average, with an 11% increase in Colorado and a 9% increase in Washington.

Testing also shows that cocaine positivity is on the rise for the fourth year in a row, and methamphetamine positivity is high with an increase of 64% from 2012 to 2016. The only good news here is that the opiate positivity tests are on the decline, likely due to more control over opiate prescriptions. In order to keep drugs out of the workplace, members should have a drug-free workplace policy in place and be attentive to any signs of impairment.

Adriane Harrison, PIA, will address this very issue at her conference session, the HR Roundtable, scheduled for September 24th at 3 PM.

Register now for the full conference and bring your HR manager to the session at no cost.

Click here for conference registration.


2017 Leadership & Management Conference & Golf Outing

 

Conference

Sunday-Monday, September 24-25

Quest Business Center, Columbus

 

Casino Night, sponsored by Printers 401K

Sunday, September 24th, 6:15 pm

 

Millcraft Grand Ceremony

Monday, September 25th, 6:00 pm

 

Sterling Distribution Golf Tournament

Tuesday, September 26th, 8:00 am

Bent Tree Golf Club 

Click here to read more or register for the 2017 Leadership Conference. 


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