Adapting Employee Drug Testing Programs for Remote Workers

Episode 89

Adapting Employee Drug Testing Programs for Remote Workers

In this episode, editor Sydny Shepard discusses the current COVID-19 outlook, how alcohol and substance use has shifted and what employers can be doing to manage all of it.

Screening employees for substances is complicated. Then 2020 brought with it an emergence of COVID-19, remote work and a significant rise in alcohol sales and substance abuse. Let’s just say last year has made drug screening even more complicated for safety professionals and employers.

In this episode, we will take a deep dive into the current outlook of COVID-19 cases, the extension of remote work in the United States, analyze the recent numbers on alcohol sales, substance abuse and overdoses and talk about how you can shift your company’s employee drug testing program so you’re prepared for anything and everything.

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About the Author

Sydny Shepard is the Editor of Occupational Health & Safety.

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