Impacts on Workplace Drug Testing: Marijuana, Opioids, & COVID — OH MY!

As of today, all but one of the states in our country authorized either the personal and/or medical use of marijuana or cannabidiol (CBD).  Recent marijuana laws have included legal language that limits what employers can do with workplace drug testing.  This is a trend that we see continuing at a rapid pace.
Overdose deaths from opioids continue to climb. Drug testing positivity rates have hit an all-time high while marijuana and alcohol sales skyrocket during the pandemic. Just about every employer is potentially impacted by these rapid changes. What can employers do to ensure a safe workplace? Join us as we review the top concerns for the workplace along with tools and recommendations for employers and safety professionals to stay ahead of these fast-changing rules.

  • Update on states with medical and legal marijuana laws
  • Review of states (and cities) that limit testing or employer actions
  • Recent data on drug use trends
  • The challenges of pandemic self-medicating & remote workforces
  • Recommendations on how employers can adjust to these new laws and still provide a safe workplace
  • Importance of post-employment testing and reasonable suspicion training

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: September 30, 2021
: 2:00PM ET- 1:00PM CT - 11:00AM PT


William J. Judge JD, LL.M. is an attorney with over 35 years of experience in the workplace drug and alcohol testing industry. He is the Co-Founder & Chief Research Director of the Drug Screening Compliance Institute (DSCI), focusing on state, federal, and subject-specific compliance research, policy development, and review, training, education, litigation support, and consulting.
Bill is a past Co-Chairman of the Illinois State Chamber of Commerce Drug-Free Workplace Program, a 10-year member of the American College of Occupational and Environmental Medicine (ACOEM) MRO Faculty, a past advisor to the American Society of Addiction Medicine (ASAM) MRO Committee, a 5-year participant in the White House Office of National Drug Control Policy (ONDCP) Regional Student Drug Testing Summits, and a participant in the 1988 White House Conference for a Drug-Free America.
Bill has been involved in many workplace drug testing court cases at all levels, including the 1989 United States Supreme Court ‘Skinner’ decision, where drug testing all started. Bill has written and edited numerous articles and publications and regularly shares his industry expertise & thought leadership at local, regional, and national speaking events.

Nick Hartman (C-DER) has been involved with workplace substance abuse screening programs for more than 15 years. Nick is the Co-Founder & Managing Partner of the Drug Screening Compliance Institute (DSCI), focusing on state, federal, and subject-specific compliance research, policy, training, education, litigation support, research, and consulting. Certified as a Designated Employer Representative (DER), Nick is a drug screening industry advisor, a thought leader, and a recognized industry subject matter expert. Nick played a lead role in building an end-to-end occupational health product & services division from scratch with a SaaS/background screening company that emerged from a startup into a national award-winning industry leader. Nick has consulted, designed, implemented, and managed drug-free workplace programs for thousands of employers across the US and around the globe.


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OraSure Technologies offers testing products for drugs of abuse, cotinine and alcohol. The Intercept® Oral Fluid Drug Test is an FDA-cleared laboratory-based oral fluid drug testing system that enables accurate testing for drugs of abuse including marijuana, cocaine, PCP, amphetamines and opiates. With a fast and easy-to-administer collection process, the collected specimen is placed into a vial for transport to the laboratory for processing. Intercept® is ideal for workplace, criminal justice, and drug treatment centers, among others.

Physical Capacity Profile
The Physical Capacity Profile® (PCP) testing system is a 20-minute comprehensive exam used by employers for post-offer physical exams, fit for duty, and functional capacity evaluations (FCE’s). Through computerized software, a comprehensive collection of 28 maximum strength measurements are collected and results are available in seconds for both the medical team and employer.  The PCP test gives employers and employees the quantitative results to ensure everyone is capable of performing their job’s duties at the highest level.


Duration: 1 Hour

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