FAQs About Workplace Drug Testing

184318232Regular drug testing is an effective way to promote a safe and drug-free workplace. Drug testing can be tailored to meet your business’ needs, as well as ensure compliance with any company, state, or federal regulations. Keep reading for the answers to some of the most common questions that businesses ask about workplace drug testing in Arizona.

Do We Test Everyone At Once?

After implementing a new drug or alcohol policy, companies often wonder whether all employees should be tested at once. The ultimate choice is up to you—if your company is small, it may be easy to test all employees at once; alternatively, you may wish to rotate testing or select employees randomly for testing at given intervals. Establishing a baseline for each employee can be useful, but is not necessary for a successful drug testing program.

Who Should We Test?

The choice of which employees to test, as well as whether you wish to require pre-employment drug testing, is generally up to your business and the policy you want to enforce. In some cases, federal regulations stipulate which employees must be tested, such as employees of the Department of Transportation that are directly responsible for crew, passenger, and general public welfare.

Which Drugs Are Identified?

The five most common drugs tested for in American workplaces are marijuana, amphetamines, cocaine, opiates, and phencyclidine. In most cases, testing for these five drugs and alcohol is sufficient, including companies that must comply with Department of Transportation requirements. You may opt to test for additional substances, depending on your specific workplace concerns and the services offered by your drug testing service.

Whether you are looking to implement a new drug policy or require up-to-date drug testing results for your employees, Oschmann Employee Screening Services can provide the solution you need. We offer convenient on-site drug and alcohol testing, and well as employee training and DOT compliance qualification. You can reach us by phone at (520) 745-1029 or toll-free at (800) 224-8532, or click through our website for additional information.

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