Employee Drug Testing: A Necessary Procedure

Private employers have the right, according to the law, to require drug testing for new hires as well as current employees. These drug tests, frequently urine tests, can give you results in 24 hours. They’ll screen your potential or current employees for 5, 8, or 10 types of drugs, including marijuana, cocaine, phencyclidine, amphetamines and opiates. These tests can be performed either onsite or at the lab most convenient for you and your employee. Employee drug testing is still a relevant practice today that aims to discourage illegal drug users to seek employment within your organization.

Employee Drug Test

Employee drug testing is still a relevant practice today that aims to discourage illegal drug users to seek employment within your organization.

Why Opt for Employee Drug Testing?

Safety

Many employers choose to implement an employee drug testing policy for workplace safety reasons. If your company requires employees to drive, do manual labor, or operate machinery, drug testing is necessary for the safety of everyone involved. Testing is administered for the protection of employees and all those around them.

Regulations

Some state and federal regulations require employees to be drug tested before and during their employment in certain industries. Health care, transportation, and education industries are commonly required to test their employees.

Public relations

You might consider drug testing to show your company’s integrity to the public. Your reputation relies on the professionalism and performance of your employees. Advertising your employee drug testing policy shows the public that your organization is trustworthy and can attract consumers.

Benefits

In some states, employers who comply with employee drug testing regulations receive discounts and addition workers compensation benefits. Drug testing can also significantly reduce the cost of benefit programs provided by employers, as many health insurance providers give discounts for employers who have implemented employee drug testing.

ALL ABOUT AIR PRE-HIRE

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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