Summary Overview about the Role of a DER

Last updated on May 6th, 2021 at 04:05 pmWhat is a DER? We get asked this question often. The acronym DER stands for designated employer representative. A DER is the person in charge of an employer’s drug and alcohol testing program and is often also called the drug and alcohol testing program manager. If you […]

Marijuana and Employer Concerns—Update May 1, 2021

Last updated on May 13th, 2021 at 11:19 amEmployers throughout the United States remain concerned about rapidly changing marijuana laws. Marijuana is the most used illicit drug in the country, and California recently tried to pass legislation to ban workplace marijuana testing. Marijuana remains a Schedule I drug under the federal Controlled Substances Act, but […]

Top 10 Pre-Employment Screening Companies—2021

Last updated on May 10th, 2021 at 03:54 pmPrint and digital magazine HR Tech Outlook has announced the Top 10 Pre-Employment Screening Consulting/Service Companies for 2021. National Drug Screening, Inc (NDS) was honored to be selected for 2021. Click Here to view the article in HR Tech Outlook. Most of the companies on the Top […]

Laboratory Drug Testing – Urine

Laboratory Drug Testing – Urine

Last updated on February 26th, 2021 at 09:56 amMost drug testing in the United States involves a laboratory receiving and testing urine, oral fluid, hair, or blood specimens. In this blog post we will talk about laboratory drug testing with a urine specimen and answer the question of what happens when a urine specimen goes […]

Employers and Legal Marijuana

Employers and Legal Marijuana

Last updated on March 22nd, 2021 at 08:44 amMedical or recreational marijuana is already legal in most states, and it’s possible that the federal government will legalize marijuana soon. Many employers are asking what they should do under these inconsistent legal circumstances. For one, employers should be talking about the growing tendency toward legalizing marijuana […]

What Drug Tests are Individuals and Employers Ordering?

Lab Drug Testing

Last updated on February 13th, 2021 at 02:40 pmEvery day at National Drug Screening we process over sixty orders for individual drug testing including employers ordering preemployment drug tests. These are tests done without a direct account with laboratories, such as Quest Diagnostics or LabCorp. Looking at our data for last year (2020), most of […]

National Drug Screening, Inc. – 2021 Live Training Webinar Schedule

Last updated on March 4th, 2021 at 11:42 amNational Drug Screening has announced a webinar training schedule for 2021. Our various live training webinars on topics related to a drug-free workplace will each be held three times during 2021. Topics include these: Designated Employer Training (DER) Third-Party Administrator  (TPA) and Random Program Management Training Department […]

DATIA – The Drug & Alcohol Testing Industry Association

NDS Receives NAADATP Accreditation

Last updated on February 26th, 2021 at 02:51 pmNational Drug Screening, Inc (NDS) is a member the Drug and Alcohol Testing Industry Association (DATIA). Since 2015, NDS has maintained status Nationally Accredited for Administration of Drug and Alcohol Testing Programs (NAADATP). We are proud to be 1 of 39 TPA’s in the nation to be […]

Why Workplace Drug Testing is Essential in 2021

Drug Use on the Rise

Last updated on February 26th, 2021 at 01:16 pmThroughout 2020, workplace drug testing has been a hot topic and it will only get hotter as we move into 2021 especially with more legislation to legalize the use of marijuana and other drugs.  We have seen an increase in positive results in the private sector especially […]

Hair Testing for Drugs

Hair Drug Test

Last updated on February 26th, 2021 at 12:33 pm There is a lot of talk about hair testing for drugs of abuse lately. For non-regulated employers, court orders and personal hair drug testing we see a big increase in orders coming to us over the phone at 866-843-4545 or online at Order a Hair Drug Test. […]