In the last 5 years, there has been a 60% increase in the number of employees getting high at work – according to an EHS Today article, High Reliability Organizations anticipate and respond to avoid catastrophic safety risk.
Since founding Hound Labs, Inc. in 2014, I worked with our team to prioritize “R&D” (research and development). A critical part of the research necessary to build a cannabis breathalyzer requires more than just lab simulations. To truly understand the effectiveness of our technology, we must continually test people – not lab rats.
Not many people will deny road safety is critical and that cannabis drug testing is part of that safety equation; however, many people are now rightly questioning the use of urine and oral fluid tests for this application.
The unique characteristics of breath have fascinated the medical and scientific communities for years but building a deep understanding of breath requires advanced ultra-sensitive technology.
It’s no secret that cannabis legalization has become more and more commonplace in recent years – not only where you might expect it.
With increased legalization and acceptable use of marijuana, positive oral fluid, urine, and hair test results no longer provide as much value.
What should employers do now that marijuana legalization has disrupted workplace drug testing that hasn’t really changed in 30 years?
Hound Labs’ solution is a key method to help both employees and companies maintain safety in all areas of the supply chain. Companies now have an accurate way to determine whether or not employees recently used marijuana prior to coming to the job site.