Why is Drug Testing Important for Employers?

The importance of drug testing in Baltimore

Why is Drug Testing Important for Employers?

A company that makes an effort to keep its commercial grounds a drug free workplace is a company that consumers believe can be trusted. According to the 2013 Employment Screening Benchmarking Report, drug testing is becoming more critical for the hiring process year after year. It is important for employers to conduct drug test for background screening and re-screening because  workplace drug use and abuse can  come with serious consequences for business owners.

Drug free workplace policies are becoming more necessary to enforce for both job candidates and current employees. In fact, 90% of employees subject job candidates and current employees to drug testing to annually maintain a drug free workplace.

Many companies believe random drug testing is the most effective type of drug screening to enhance workplace safety. The most frequent drug test is urine ( 95% of drug test). Other drug test use urine, saliva, blood, and hair samples. The majority of drug test ( 91%) is conducted at a collection lab, while 24% of drug testing is done on-site.

But how important is workplace drug testing for employers?

Workplace drug testing is very important because it can reduce the likelihood of drug related deaths. For example, an employee managing heavy equipment should not use or abuse drugs. Being high on drugs can put people at risk of work related injuries or a work related fatality.

According to the U.S. Department of Justice, drug abuse can cost business owners in the United States over $140 billion dollars a year ( that includes turnover rate for employees drug abusing).

Some drugs that are a major concern for employees are heroin, cocaine, methamphetamine, ecstasy and non-medical prescription drugs.

Air Pre-Hire is here to discourage drug users/ drug abusers from seeking employment at your company. We can provide you test results within 24 hours after the drug screening has been conducted.

We can offer your organization of 5,8 or 10 panel drug testing onsite, a local lab or an employee’s home. Air Pre-Hire offers both D.O.T and Non-D.O.T. Read up on our Drug Screening Services for more information.

Air Pre-Hire 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.

Learn more by visiting our website www.air-prehire.com or calling us at 1-800-469-4473.

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