Fentanyl Sacramento

Fentanyl Abuse: An Emerging Deadly Threat

By Jeff Hastings | Oct 11, 2017

You need to know about Fentanyl abuse, an emerging deadly threat. Fentanyl is a growing menace in America’s burgeoning prescription drug overdose epidemic.

Chasing The Dragon

What You Should Know About America’s Opioid Addiction Epidemic

By Jeff Hastings | Aug 1, 2017

Drug abuse and related deaths continue to rise in The United States.  That’s why the FBI and the DEA joined forces to create a film to show what you should know about America’s Opioid addiction epidemic.  So, check out the 40-minute documentary below, titled “Chasing The Dragon”. It is an epidemic because prescription drug overdose deaths […]

Employee Protection

New Workplace Marijuana Rights

By Jeff Hastings | Jul 14, 2017

Employers need to know about changing marijuana laws and how they affect the workplace. Do you need to accommodate weed users?

Bureaucrat

New OSHA Post-Accident Drug Test Rule

By Jeff Hastings | Mar 17, 2017

Confusing New OSHA Rule On May 12, 2016, OSHA passed a new Post-Accident drug test rule. Unfortunately, it left employers wondering how they could comply with the new rule and still maintain a safe, Drug free Workplace. You can see the ruling here: OSHA’s Final Rule on Post-Accident Drug Testing Lawsuits were filed. Motions were made. Attorneys bought new vacation […]

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Employers Struggle Finding Drug-Free Applicants

By Jeff Hastings | Dec 26, 2016

As drugs become decriminalized and abuse expands, employers struggle finding drug-free applicants.  To illustrate, a recent article from the Korn Ferry Institute told of a Texas employer.  They needed to hire a large group of employees.  So, plenty of candidates applied.  However, they were disappointed when fewer than half the applicants could pass a drug test. […]

DEA

Fentanyl Update From The DEA

By Jeff Hastings | Dec 20, 2016

The DEA (Drug Enforcement Agency) just released its annual Drug Threat Assessment for 2016.  There is disconcerting news in the Fentanyl update from the DEA. Opioid Epidemic: The opioid epidemic is fueling a growing population of heroin users in the United States. Which, in turn, results in more overdoses and deaths.  In 2014, about 129 […]

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Opiates And Benzos Mix Lethal

By Jeff Hastings | Dec 18, 2016

Everybody knows that combining drugs can be risky business.  Unfortunately, some are finding the Opiates and Benzos mix lethal.  In fact, the State of Ohio switched to an Opiate / Benzo cocktail when they had supply problems obtaining the drugs they normally use for execution.  Gruesome. Opiates: Traditionally, we thought of opiates as Morphine, Codeine, […]

Surgeon General

Surgeon General Reports Substance Abuse America’s #1 Threat

By Jeff Hastings | Nov 17, 2016

November 17, 2016, just released, The Surgeon General reports substance abuse America’s #1 threat.  https://addiction.surgeongeneral.gov.  Notably, the Surgeon General  focused upon substance abuse and addiction for the first time in today’s report. That’s most likely because our country’s addiction epidemic is now the number one cause of accidental death.  So, the time has come to […]

Proposition 64 How Will Legalized Marijuana Affect California Workplaces

Employers And Legalized Marijuana

By Jeff Hastings | Nov 13, 2016

Thankfully, the contentious 2016 election is finally behind us.  However, many questions remain. Among them are issues regarding employers and legalized marijuana. For example, Proposition 64, the newly ratified law in California.   CBS News affiliate KOVR interviewed JumpStart Security’s President, Jeff Hastings, about employers and legalized marijuana on Friday, November 11, 2016.   “Medical” Marijuana: California […]

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Legalize Marijuana? Lessons From Colorado. No on Prop 64.

By Jeff Hastings | Oct 31, 2016

This election, many states will be voting on de-criminalizing marijuana.  Some may allow so-called “medical” marijuana.  Further, others may vote to make it an altogether legal product.  So, before you vote to legalize marijuana, take a look at lessons we have learned from Colorado.  The State has the longest record of legalized pot and results may […]