Background Check Procedures to Keep Your Workplace Safe

Many of us spent eight hours a day or more at our jobs. With over 1/3 of our day spent in the office or on the job, we all deserve to feel safe while we are there. Making the wrong decision on a new hire can not only reduce your company’s productivity and profits, it can also put your current employees in danger. A hire with a felony record can potentially be capable of theft, vandalizing your office, or causing harm to your employees and clients. And per federal laws, you can be held equally as responsible for their wrong-doing. Running a proper background check can help to ensure the safety and security of your workplace.

Background Check Safety Procedures

Running a proper background check can help to ensure the safety and security of your workplace.

What Background Check Procedures Keep My Employees Safe?

  • Criminal record checks

Your applicant’s past is usually a good indicator of his present, with some exceptions. Remember that it is against the law to discriminate against those applicants with misdemeanor charges in many states, unless you believe that their crime will have some effect on their work duties. Criminal record checks can bring up past accounts of law-breaking, including crimes like robbery, drug charges, arson, and fraud.

  • Drug testing

You may not want to hire someone under the influence of drugs for a variety of reasons. Not only do alcoholism and drug abuse in the workplace affect your employee’s productivity, but they also pose safety risks. An employee under the influence of drugs has the potential to cause accidents and ignore safety protocols. They may be prone to absenteeism as well. The last thing you need is an accident at work when your employee failed to operate equipment properly because they were under the influence of drugs. Drug testing is a good way to ensure your employees’ safety.


AIR Pre-Hire in Reisterstown, MD, conducts accurate and verified universal background screening, so you will have thorough background checks on your employees. Here at AIR Pre-Hire we don’t simply check the basic information, we dig deep to identify inconsistencies and make sure your potential employees (as well as existing employees) are acceptable for hire. This is the human element of our custom pre-screening service. You can count on us for timely, verified pre-screening and employee re-screening.

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