Workplace Drug Testing Programs & Services
Is your company in search of a workplace drug testing program or do you need help developing one? National Drug Screening offers employer programs for drug and alcohol testing, drug-free workplace policy development and consulting services for small and large companies across the United States. Our employer drug testing programs are designed to be in compliance with Federal and State laws and to reduce the employer’s exposure to liability.
Substance abuse in the workplace is not only unsafe, it can cost your company a lot of money, whether it be from workman comp claims, excessive absenteeism or increased health care costs. By implementing a drug free workplace policy, you are protecting your employees and your business.
Contact National Drug Screening to learn more about how we can help you create a comprehensive workplace drug testing program.
Drug and Alcohol Testing Solutions for Employers
At National Drug Screening, we offer any and all services your company may need for workplace drug and alcohol testing. We have facilities nationwide that offer the following drug and alcohol tests:
- Instant Testing
- Point of Collection Testing (POCT)
- Onsite Testing
- K-2 Spice Testing
- Bath Salts Testing
- Breath Alcohol Testing
- Mobile Drug Testing
- Job Fair Drug Testing
- Urine Drug Testing
- Oral Fluid Drug Testing
- Hair Drug Testing
- Alcohol Testing – EtG/EtS
- DOT Testing
- US Coast Guard Required Testing
- Random Drug Testing
- After hours and 24/7 Testing
All testing includes initial screening and confirmation with GC/MS confirmation by a SAMHSA-certified laboratory and a test review by a Medical Review Officer.
Fast results – 93% of our negative drug test results are reported next business day.
Why is Drug Testing so Effective?
Oral fluid, urine and hair sample drug tests have the convenience of being configurable. This means that the tests can be adjusted to detect a specific set of drugs that the workplace is most concerned about. These tests are conducted in “panels” of 5-10 or more, depending on the needs of the business. If prescription drugs are the concern, these can be configured, and if illegal substances like marijuana or cocaine are higher priority, these can also be included.
Attempting to cheat on the urine drug has become popular among drug uses. However, it is very difficult to “cheat” these tests, unless employees have sufficient warning in advance to clear their systems. In the case of urine samples, the majority of drugs will remain in the system, creating a detectable substance called metabolites that can be screened up to week after use. With hair sample testing, the metabolites are so highly concentrated in hair fibers that drug use can be detected up to 90 days after use, and can testers can even report how many times during a 90-day period drugs were used as each session is a separate “layer” of metabolites embedded in hair. Oral fluid testing will detect drugs used the same day or up to three days. It is very difficult to cheat on hair or oral fluid drug testing.
The Benefits of Implementing a Drug Testing Program
Implementing drug testing program in the workplace has a number a quality-of-life benefits for any company or business. While drug use is not the only reason for reduced worker efficiency, when it is present, it can have a dramatic impact on everything from the quality of work to the ability to make clear, sensible decisions without impaired judgment.
For workers, it significantly increases the safety of a workplace. Many accidents in the workplace can be traced to substance abuse, either as a result of drug use during work, or the effects of impaired working or thinking ability that come afterwards. This also has the added side effect of creating more trust and a higher sense of morale. Staff know that the people around them are unimpaired, and that everyone is working at or near their full capability.
If a workplace drug testing policy is widely known and announced, it also acts a preventive measure. New incoming employees will be of a more reliable, higher caliber, simply because the ones that do use drugs simply won’t apply for a job if they know ahead of time about the drug free workplace policy.
National Drug Screening has seen how much good a drug testing policy can do for a workplace. Give us a call and see how we can do the same for you.
Studies have indicated that implementing a successful drug free workplace program involves five key components:
- A written policy
- Employee education
- Supervisor training
- An employee assistance program
- Drug testing
Your business can implement the key components of a drug free workplace easily with a turnkey program offered by National Drug Screening. We help companies throughout the United States put together a program that is compliant with Federal and State laws and customized for your business needs. Contact us to learn more about how we can help you.
What Drugs do we Test For?
We offer thorough and complete drug testing services. Depending on the type of business you have and necessary compliance with Federal and State laws, we can test for the following:
- Amphetamines & Methamphetamine
- Opiates: Codeine, Morphine, Heroin
- Expanded Opiates: Hydromorphone, Oxycodone, Oxymorphone
- Marijuana Metabolite
- Alcohol - EtG/EtS
- Breath Alcohol Testing (BAT)
- Tramadol and/or Metabolites such as Ultram
- Fentanyl such as Actiq, Duragesic, and Sublimaze
- Meperidine and/or Metabolites such as Demerol
- Antihistamines and Stimulants
Testing For Additional Drug Panels Are Available On Request
Drug Testing Services for Healthcare and Medical Professionals
National Drug Screening provides drug and alcohol testing services for healthcare and medical professionals nationwide. Hospitals, long-term care facilities, pharmacies and other licensed professional organizations require certain drug testing for employees. Our healthcare professional profiles are specifically designed to test healthcare workers for highly addictive and readily available prescription drugs.
The healthcare professional panels we offer include a variety of expanded drugs for testing. We work with several partners to match the Healthcare Professional Panel (HPP) or Medical Professional Panels (MedPro) required by the employer. Learn more about drug test panels for healthcare employees.
Understanding the Importance of a Drug Free Workplace Policy
Drug abuse is unhealthy. It can diminish workers’ ability to cooperate and work well. It can reduce long-term productivity and profits. It can reduce quality of life, both in the workplace and elsewhere, for those who are using illicit drugs or using alcohol in an unhealthy manner. Drug use is illegal!
Why should your company implement a drug free workplace policy?
- To comply with laws, regulations contractual requirements
- To qualify for insurance discounts, rebates, and other incentives
- To prevent associated problems (e.g., absenteeism, accidents, injuries, productivity loss)
- To respond to an incident or pattern of substance abuse
- To express support for the majority of employees who do not abuse alcohol or other drugs
- To invest in worker health, safety, and productivity
- For many Rationale (e.g., laws, regulations, organizational goals)
- Expectations for compliance (e.g., who, what, when, where)
- Options offered for assistance (e.g., an EAP, community resources)
- Consequences for violating the policy (e.g., discipline, referral for assistance, termination) employers, one serious accident, one major financial problem, one breach of confidentiality or one troubled employee can cost hundreds of thousands of dollars and even jeopardize a company's financial future.