Article on “Addiction in the Workplace” published on Irrigation & Green Industry Network

With workplace addiction at an all-time high, many landscape contractors are choosing more proactive steps to ensure that their workforce is safe, healthy and productive. When it comes to substance abuse in the workplace, unfortunately, an accident is often the first clue that a problem exists. And, more often than not, the injured party is [...]

By | 2017-11-10T14:19:03+00:00 November 10th, 2017|Alcohol, Drugs, Press|0 Comments

In a Rapidly Changing World, a 5 Panel Drug Test May Not Be Enough.

In 1988, a new industry was born. Since the Federal Drug-free Workplace Act was implemented, more and more companies implement drug testing programs every year. A 2010 SHRM survey revealed that 57% of employers drug test new hires. That number has been on the rise since 2010. Why your company should test more than truck drivers. [...]

By | 2017-11-01T16:42:39+00:00 October 30th, 2017|Drugs|0 Comments

What is National Drug Free Work Week?

Celebrated the third week of October (October 16-21, 2017), it is one of 52 weeks of the year when workplaces should be drug-free! According to the National Drug Free Workplace Alliance: National Drug-Free Work Week was initiated by the U.S. Department of Labor as a cooperative agreement focused on improving safety and health in the [...]

By | 2017-10-24T09:09:29+00:00 October 12th, 2017|Drugs|0 Comments

Thoelecke Completes Goldman Sachs 10,000 Small Businesses Entrepreneurship Program

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE August 28, 2017 CONTACT Tim Thoelecke InOut Labs 847-657-7900 media@inoutlabs.com PDF Version InOut Labs President Completes Goldman Sachs 10,000 Small Businesses Entrepreneurship Program Tim Thoelecke Jr. welcomed into elite alumni group of the Goldman Sachs’ 10,000 Small Business program. Chicago, Illinois— August 28, 2017 – InOut Labs , a national provider of [...]

By | 2017-09-15T15:31:22+00:00 August 28th, 2017|Press|0 Comments

Addiction in the Workplace is at an All-Time High

With workplace addiction at an all-time high, many businesses are choosing more proactive steps to ensure that their workforce is healthy and productive. Unfortunately, an accident is often the first clue that a problem exists. American businesses lose 81 billion dollars per year due to drug use – most of which is incurred before the [...]

By | 2017-08-10T19:26:09+00:00 August 10th, 2017|Alcohol, Blog, Drugs|0 Comments

Zero Tolerance for a Failed Drug Test?

The question of a Zero Tolerance Policy versus a Second Chance Agreement (also called a “Last Chance Agreement”) is a very important consideration when creating your drug-free workplace policy. When someone has a positive drug test you can certainly terminate and move on. Plenty of businesses institute a Zero Tolerance rule. Ideally it would screen [...]

By | 2017-08-10T10:09:11+00:00 July 27th, 2017|Drugs|0 Comments

How long are drugs detectable in a drug test?

We get this question a lot. From parents, donors, employers and even from panicked potential employees on our after hours line. The answer? “It depends.” It depends on the drug, the drug test method, the user’s body and frequency of use. It also depends on something called a “cut-off level.” The urine drug test is [...]

By | 2017-10-22T23:49:34+00:00 June 20th, 2017|Drugs|0 Comments

Do You Really Need a Medical Review Officer (MRO)?

Yes. A BIG FAT yes. Some companies mistakenly think that getting drug test results directly from a lab or from an in-house-administered instant test is good enough. And after reading this, they may still consider it worth the risk. But make no mistake. There are risks. Ultimately, you are responsible for ensuring a fair, reliable [...]

By | 2017-10-07T18:32:21+00:00 May 25th, 2017|Alcohol, Blog, Drugs|5 Comments