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Creating A Workplace Drug Testing Program

Is your company in search of a workplace drug testing program or do you need help developing one? National Drug Screening offers drug testing policy development and consulting services for small and large companies across the United States. Our drug and alcohol 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 with drug testing program and policy development. 866-843-4545

Drug & Alcohol Testing Solutions from National Drug Screening

At National Drug Screening, we offer any and all solutions your company may need for a drug free workplace. We have facilities nationwide that offer the following drug and alcohol tests:

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.

What Drugs do we Test For?

We offer thorough andn 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
  • Cocaine
  • Opiates: Codeine, Morphine, Heroin
  • Expanded Opiates: Hydromorphone, Oxycodone, Oxymorphone
  • Phencyclidine
  • Marijuana Metabolite
  • Barbiturates
  • Benzodiazepines
  • Methadone
  • Propoxyphene
  • Methaqualone
  • Alcohol - EtG/EtS
  • Breath Alcohol Testing (BAT)
  • Ketamine
  • Buprenorphine
  • Tramadol and/or Metabolites such as Ultram
  • Fentanyl such as Actiq, Duragesic, and Sublimaze
  • Meperidine and/or Metabolites such as Demerol
  • Antidepressants
  • Antihistamines and Stimulants

Testing For Additional Drug Panels Are Available On Request

Healthcare professional panels are available for testing needs of medical professional employees for hospitals long-term care facilities pharmacies and other licensed professional organizations. The healthcare professional profiles are specifically designed to test healthcare workers for highly addictive and readily available prescription drugs.

Employer Drug Testing Programs

Our sound advice is to implement a comprehensive drug free workplace program and policy. This protects you the employer from liability situations in the drug testing program. Employee drug testing is legal in all States, but you have to follow Federal and State laws and you have to do it right.

Why Drug Test?

  • Why Not?
  • Save Money
  • Avoid legal liability
  • Hire employees that are drug free?
  • Maintain more productive employees
  • Reduce absenteeism and turnover
  • Reduce employee theft and workplace violence
  • SAFETY – reduce accidents
  • Reduce workers compensation costs
  • Peace of mind

What is a Drug Free Workplace Program?

  • Policy
  • Employee education
  • Supervisor Training
  • Employee Assistance Program
  • Drug and alcohol testing

All five components of the Drug Free Workplace Program are available from National Drug Screening 866-843-4545

More Benefits to Implementing a Drug Free Program in the Workplace

So if it's not usually required, why do employers drug test? Here are a few more good reasons:

  • Workers' compensation discounts. Many states offer employers a discount on their workers' compensation insurance premiums if they take certain steps to maintain a drug-free workplace, which may include testing job applicants. Even if your state does not offer a workers' compensation discount, National Drug Screening can still show you how to save money on workers' compensation insurance.
  • Avoid legal liability. Employees under the influence of drugs can cause accidents and damage to property. If an intoxicated employee harms someone on the job, the employer could be legally liable for those injuries. Workplace drug and alcohol use may also violate OSHA and state occupational safety laws.
  • Maintain productivity and save money. Folks using drugs cost you money. National Drug Screening can show you the ROI on a drug testing program. According to the federal government, drug and alcohol use takes a toll on the American workplace. Problems relating to drug and alcohol abuse cost $80 billion in lost productivity in a single year. Employees who use drugs are three times more likely to be late to work, more than three-and-a-half times more likely to be involved in a workplace accident, and five times more likely to file a workers' compensation claim.
  • SAFETY – it cannot be overemphasized, your workplace is a safer workplace with a drug free workplace.

National Drug Screening has affiliations with HSS SAMHSA certified laboratories for high quality lab based testing, we work with many laboratories including: LabCorp, Quest Diagnostics, Alere Toxicology, Clinical Reference Laboratory (CRL) and Medtox. As an employer if you prefer a particular laboratory – we honor that request and utilize the lab of your preference.

Need more information about drug testing, give us a call for a no obligation free consultative discussion. Ask for Joe Reilly a national expert on drug testing programs. Joe Reilly will give you a free consultative session on drug testing and drug free workplace and how to get your business started as drug free.