Oklahoma Medical Marijuana “Unity Bill” Takes Effect August 29, 2019

  TULSA, Oklahoma – The Oklahoma Medical Marijuana Patient Protection Act, commonly referred to as the medical marijuana “Unity Bill,” took effect August 29, 2019. This bill provides regulatory clarity to Oklahoma’s existing medical marijuana law, and includes provisions to help Oklahoma employers reduce safety risks in the workplace. As stated in the original medical …

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TEAM Professional Services Awarded Nationally Accredited for Administration of Drug and Alcohol Testing Programs

TEAM Professional Services has been awarded as Nationally Accredited for Administration of Drug and Alcohol Testing Programs (NAADATP) by the Drug & Alcohol Testing Industry Association (DATIA).     This accreditation is the result of TEAM’s continued commitment to its clients with the ultimate mission of creating and fostering a drug-free, safe workplace through experienced consultation, …

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Oklahoma Medical Marijuana and Patient Protect Act Provides Clarity to Oklahoma Employers

Oklahoma Medical Marijuana and Patient Protect Act Provides Clarity to Oklahoma Employers

On March 14, Oklahoma Gov. Kevin Still signed into law the Oklahoma Medical Marijuana and Patient Protect Act. Better known as the medical marijuana “Unity Bill,” the law adds regulatory clarity to the state’s medical marijuana law, specifically as it relates to Oklahoma employers. Oklahoma State Question 788 As you recall, on June 26, 2018, …

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Drug & Alcohol Testing

9 Scenarios for Workplace Drug & Alcohol Testing

Incorporating multiple reasons for drug & alcohol testing programs can prevent employers from hiring drug-using applicants while also minimizing substance abuse among current employees. Employee Drug & Alcohol Testing While it’s necessary to include various reasons for testing in drug and alcohol programs, it’s essential that employers and designated employer representatives (DERs) understand when to …

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What Employers Need to Know About Synthetic Drugs

According to the National Institute on Drug Abuse, there were over 20,000 deaths related to synthetic opioids in 2016. Synthetic overdoses resulted in more deaths than heroin, cocaine, semi-synthetic opioids and methamphetamine overdoses. In an effort to create a safer workplace, the Department of Transportation added four semi-synthetic opioids to its panel in Jan. 2018. …

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TEAM Offers New Training Courses for Clients

An essential part of any drug testing program is education. Both supervisors and employees should be educated on substance abuse in the workplace. TEAM offers clients complete program management services, including education tools for both you and your employees. TEAM partners with Visify to offer clients a convenient, user-friendly solution for employer and employee education. …

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