Drug Testing in the Workplace
Statistically speaking, there is a good chance your company or organization has employed a drug user. According to statistics in the 2006 National Survey on Drug Use and Health compiled by the U.S. Department of Health & Human Services, 74.9 percent of all adult illicit drug users are employed full or part time. Most binge and heavy alcohol users are also employed full or part time. A well-designed, well-implemented drug-free workplace policy increases employee well being, safety and morale. In turn, it improves your company’s overall productivity and the bottom line.
Need to provide testing services for your employees?
The Rationale for Employee Drug Testing
- Have higher turnover rates
- File more workers’ compensation claims and have higher insurance premiums
- Are late or absent more frequently during the work-week
- Are more likely to be involved in an accident or injured on the job
- Contribute more to losses in efficiency and productivity
Employees are the most valuable resource of any organization, and the health and safety of those employees is a serious concern. Employees who abuse alcohol or drugs are a danger to themselves and their coworkers. Take the necessary steps you need to prevent the adverse impact of drugs, controlled substances and alcohol abuse in your workplace with a comprehensive policy and ARCpoint Labs of Austin South.
Company Evaluation & Needs Assessment
Drug-free workplace policies are not one-size fits all. Each organization has different objectives and needs . . .
Once you’ve designed and adopted your drug-free workplace policy, you will need well-trained managers and supervisors to implement it most effectively . . .
Random Drug Testing
Random drug testing must be done by a strict protocol for proper compliance. Let ARCpoint Labs of Austin South help take the guesswork out . . .
Drug Policy Creation & Review
Think of the establishment of a drug-free workplace policy as sort of an insurance policy against future problems . . .
Post-Accident Drug & Alcohol Testing
When an accident occurs on the job, a well-trained and decisive response is required to minimize negative results . . .
Reasonable Suspicion Drug Screening
Reasonable suspicion has a very specific meaning when using it as a trigger for workplace drug testing. Make sure your supervisors know it . . .
Drug Policy Implementation
The best crafted workplace drug testing policy is only worth as much as what happens when you put it into action . . .
Pre-Employment Drug Testing
Statistically speaking, your company or organization has probably employed an active drug or alcohol abuser . . .
TPA Drug Collection
Using a third party administrator (TPA) to set up and manage all aspects of your drug-free workplace policy is just smart business . . .
Drug and Alcohol Testing Workplace Solutions
The Institute for a Drug-Free Workplace, an independent, self-sustaining coalition of businesses, business organizations, and individuals dedicated to preserving the rights of employers and employees in substance-abuse prevention programs recommends that every US business adopt a well-designed employee drug testing policy, tailored to their particular circumstances.
A well-designed policy spells out specifically who will be tested and under what circumstances. The Institute for a Drug-Free Workplace lists all of the following as possible populations and circumstances under which you may consider testing your employees:
- Safety- or security-sensitive;
- During rehabilitation;
- Post-rehabilitation or as part of the return-to-work process;
- “For cause”;
- Periodic-announced or periodic-unannounced; or,
- Universal random; and/or
To reduce absenteeism and minimize workplace accidents, consider implementing a drug and alcohol testing program.
Contact us to learn about the various workplace drug testing solutions offered by ARCpoint Labs of Austin South.