In years past the medical decision-making for DOT Medical Examiners for drivers who required insulin to control their diabetes was easy. It was one of four absolute disqualifications for driver who wanted medical certification to drive a commercial motor vehicle. Like the loosening of requirements for drivers with vision, hearing, and seizure issues, the Federal […]
Impact of Recreational Marijuana on Workplace Drug and Alcohol Programs
The Cannabis Regulation and Tax Act signed into law in June 2019 left room for some confusion by employers who had drug policies prohibiting marijuana use. Because the Illinois Right To Privacy in the Workplace Act prohibits discrimination in the workplace because of an individual’s use of a “lawful product” off premises of the employer […]
It’s Not Too Late To Get Your Flu Shot
It’s never too late to get vaccinated for influenza, better known as the “flu”. While we ache for the start of Spring (seems like the ground hog was wrong about an early spring this year), we can’t forget that the flu and other seasonal communicable diseases are still lurking around. The flu season can extend […]
How will changing marijuana laws affect your company?
Medical marijuana is legal in 31 states and the District of Columbia. This equates to 62% of the states in the United States. Recreational marijuana is now legal in 10 states plus the District of Columbia as well. The times certainly are changing. Many companies are asking “Should our substance abuse policies be changing too?” […]
Should our company test for CBD and THC?
It’s complicated. The reality is companies don’t test for CBD. They test for THC, and there are some CBD commercial products that contain trace amounts of THC. As if the changing marijuana laws weren’t confusing enough, there are still a lot of questions around CBD. Especially when it comes to legally defensible positions for […]
In Memoriam: SafeWorks Co-Founder Wanda E. Fletcher RN, COHN-S, 1955-2019
SafeWorks Illinois co-founder Wanda Fletcher, RN COHN-S was tragically killed in a car crash in California on September 20, 2019. In 1989, Wanda along with her former husband Dr. David Fletcher started their private occupational health practice with just one clinic in Decatur. Later they expanded their business to clinics in Springfield, Mattoon, Chicago, and […]