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Dr. Marc Siegel on Fox News

Health Risks of More People Smoking Pot

In a nationally-televised interview, renown physician, Dr. Marc Siegel, expressed his concerns about health risks of more people smoking pot.  That’s because marijuana usage has skyrocketed as now 29 states allow so-called “medical” marijuana and 7 permit “recreational” use. Recent research and experience in Colorado has cast doubt on the wisdom of states rushing to …

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Chasing The Dragon

What You Should Know About America’s Opioid Addiction Epidemic

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 …

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New OSHA Post-Accident Drug Test Rule

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

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. …

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Proposition 64 How Will Legalized Marijuana Affect California Workplaces

Employers And Legalized Marijuana

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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Workplace Violence Warning Signs

Workplace violence affects society as a whole.  Hence, economic costs are substantial.  Also, there are intangible costs.  Specifically, workplace violence damages trust, community, and the sense of security that every worker deserves.  Therefore, it is important to recognize workplace violence warning signs. Employers have a legal and ethical obligation to promote a work environment free from …

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Who’s At Risk For Workplace Violence?

The news stories air every day.  More and more violence is visited upon us while we are working. Which begs the question, who’s at risk for workplace violence?  Workplace violence is any act or threat of physical violence, harassment, intimidation, or other threatening disruptive behavior that occurs at the work site. It ranges from threats …

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