Employment Drug Testing
Drug testing is a useful way to ensure the safety of the workplace and the health of employees. It can lessen the impact of drug abuse in the workplace, including tardiness, absenteeism, turnover, attitude problems, theft, decreased productivity, crime and violence.
An employment drug testing program should not be implemented without first establishing policies and procedures. The most common type of testing is pre-employment, but other types of tests include random, post-accident and reasonable suspicion. For employers, deciding to implement a drug abuse testing program is only the first step in a process that requires planning and forethought. To be successful, many decisions must be made to ensure that the program truly meets your goals. These decisions include determining what type of tests to conduct, what positions require testing, which drugs to test for and what education/treatment options should be available for supervisors and employees.
Employment drug tests can be done in a wide variety of combinations, but most employers utilize a standard 5-panel drug test for “street drugs,” consisting of Marijuana (THC), Cocaine, PCP, Opiates (such as codeine and morphine) and Amphetamines (including methamphetamine). Some employers use a 9- or 10-panel drug test, which includes prescription drugs that are legal to possess and use. Employers can also test for other drugs, as well as alcohol.
Justifacts’ Drug Testing OptionsJustifacts provides the drug testing options that best suit our clients screening needs. Our services are comprised of all types of testing (e.g. pre-employment, random, DOT, etc.) and include the standard 5-, 9- and 10-panel drug tests. Additionally, Justifacts offers tests for any combination of drugs based on the specific needs of the employer. While the most common form of testing is a urine sample collected at a convenient collection site, Justifacts also offers hair tests and lab-based oral tests, with the specimen collected onsite and then sent to the lab for testing.
Our Nationwide Network of Collection SitesJustifacts utilizes a nationwide network of qualified collection sites. Our expansive network of collection sites ensures that our clients have the coverage they need—no matter where their applicants/employees are located. All tests are performed to SAMSHA standards and include a review by a Medical Review Officer (MRO).
Our Easy, Paperless ProcessIn order to streamline the testing process, Justifacts offers a paperless, electronic Chain of Custody (COC) form and an online scheduling system that is available for users to schedule tests, choose collection sites and set customized parameters that determine cutoff times, as well as immediately email/text the COC to the applicant. Once test results are completed, they are seamlessly incorporated into the background report, keeping all of the information pertaining to your applicants in one easy-to-read report.
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