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10/7/2020 - Drugs Don't Work-Bimonthly News Update

Drugs Don't Work - Bimonthly News Update

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Today, October 6th, is Knock Out Opioid Abuse Day in New Jersey. Designated by Governor Murphy, the goal of today is to raise awareness of the opioid crisis impacting so many in our state. You can help be part of the solution to eradicating this epidemic by sharing a prevention and education message with your employees and colleagues. Visit KnockOutDay.DrugFreeNJ.Org to access a digital toolkit of images, resources and information that are easily sharable via email, social media, or on your website. Thank you for helping to Knock Out Opioid Abuse in our state!

Marijuana legalization makes its way to the polls
A drug tied to many euphemisms and pop culture references reaches New Jersey ballots this November, as voters decide the state’s future with marijuana.

Marijuana positivity in America’s workplace
Marijuana use continues to be a complex issue and drug testing provides an objective view into its use in the workforce.

Vote on removing federal marijuana ban postponed as House focuses on new stimulus bill
A planned House vote this month on legislation to eliminate the federal ban on cannabis and tax legal weed to help communities hardest hit by the war on drugs has been put off until later this year.

Stay on course: Drug and alcohol testing during COVID-19
When managing the workplace impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic, the following question is sure to arise: Should employers maintain, limit or discontinue their drug testing program?

Keep Out: How to Stop Drugs and Alcohol from Entering in the Workplace
Despite the COVID-19 pandemic, drugs and alcohol remain a significant occupational safety issue for employers across the country.

Opioid Drug Use and the ADA
The use of drugs in the workplace, whether legally or illegally, is a difficult situation for employers.

Industrial commission must link drug use with termination
A worker for a disability services provider in Ohio who applied for temporary total disability after filing a workers compensation claim following a back sprain in 2015 and who tested positive for marijuana use could still be entitled to benefits, the Supreme Court of Ohio ruled Friday.

What Does Workplace Wellness Look Like When You Work in the Restaurant Industry?
The first time I heard about office nap rooms was seven years ago.