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Our top hair testing blogs of 2018

Posted by John Wicks on Dec 14, 2018

Our top hair testing blogs of 2018-1

To (mis) quote John Lennon: hair testing moves pretty fast, if you don’t stop and look around once in a while you could miss it.

So, just in case you’ve missed any of our blogs over the last 12 months, here’s a gift-wrapped bundle featuring our top hair testing blogs of 2018…

1. Drug testing for pilots: the rules around the world

Our blog takes an in-depth look at drug-testing for pilots. With no one-size-fits-all global regulation on drug testing, find out how each country’s policies and methods vary.

2. Guide: How to read your Cansford test results

If you need help with reading your Cansford test results, this is the blog for you. A clear, comprehensive step-by-step guide, we take you through everything from the title page to the experts’ declaration.

3. The hair testing collections process - everything you need to know

This one does exactly what it says on the tin. We look at what will happen, why it will happen and, also, what won’t happen, during the collections process.

4. The differences between hair and fingernail drug testing

When should you use fingernail testing instead of hair testing - and why? Our blog has all the answers.

5. Workplace testing and the global workforce: where you can and can’t do drug and alcohol testing

Our comprehensive guide looks at workplace testing around the world, including which types of tests are permitted in each region, when you can test, and what you can test for.

6. Xanax misuse in the workplace: why it matters, how to spot it, and what to do about it

With Xanax misuse on the rise in the UK, we take an in-depth look at why it’s becoming more popular, how to spot the symptoms of misuse, and crucially, what you can do to combat it.

7. Can hair testing play a role in reducing parental alienation?

How does substance abuse affect parental break-ups? What is parental alienation? And how can hair testing help children and give them a better future? Our blog tells you everything you need to know.

8. [Cansford says) The hairy problem with drug testing

All hair may be equal but it’s not all the same. With some drugs binding well with eumelanin (a compound found in higher quantities in black hair), is hair testing biased against ethnic groups who are more likely to have black hair?

9. 10 ways family lawyers are driving more value from their hair tests

From using an accredited lab to requesting a witness statement, we look at the best practices and processes to ensure family lawyers get the most value from their hair tests.

10. 5 common mistakes to avoid when setting your workplace drug policy

When it comes to setting workplace drug policies, mistakes are far too easy to make. Our post takes a look at five of the most common ones - and how to avoid them.

So there you have it - everything you need to catch up on our top hair testing blogs of the year in one handy place. Happy reading…

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