Workplace Drug Testing
Drug testing is one action an employer can take to determine if employees or job applicants are using drugs. It can identify evidence of recent use of alcohol, prescription drugs and illicit drugs. Currently, drug testing does not test for impairment or whether a person’s behavior is, or was, impacted by drugs. Drug testing works best when implemented based on a clear, written policy that is shared with all employees, along with employee education about the dangers of alcohol and drug abuse, supervisor training on the signs and symptoms of alcohol and drug abuse, and an Employee Assistance Program (EAP) to provide help for employees who may have an alcohol or drug problem.
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Employers have chosen to be drug-free workplaces to protect their organizations from the negative impact of drug abuse. Drug testing can help to improve employee morale and productivity while decreasing absenteeism, accidents, downtime, turnover and theft. Because every business and workforce is unique, every employer should make a careful determination about the drug testing program elements that are most beneficial for their workplace.
We offer pre-employment drug screening for common illegal and/or prescription drugs through proven COLA accredited scientific testing methods:
Your latest applicant may not fit the stereotype of a drug user, but how do you know for sure? According to the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Administration (SAMHSA), most of the nation’s estimated 16.4 million illicit drug users and 15 million heavy alcohol users hold full time jobs in the U.S.
With these numbers, chances are good that your organization will, at some point in time, employ or be solicited for employment by an individual with a substance abuse problem. Considering the irreparable damage that can be caused by a single incident involving substance abuse and knowing that individuals with substance abuse problems typically function at only 65% of their potential, pre-employment drug testing should play an important role in the employment screening process.