Pre-employment drug testing

Think the Cost of Drug Testing is Too High? Think Again

Posted · Add Comment

According to the 2010 National Survey on Drug Use and Health, 66 percent of substance abusers aged 18 and over are employed. With this knowledge at hand, one would assume that a vast majority of employers use employee drug screening. Surprisingly, more than 40 percent of employers do not conduct pre-employment drug testing, and 64 […]

Drug testing methods

Employers Beware: The Gray Areas in Medical Marijuana Testing

Posted · Add Comment

Medical marijuana has been legalized in more than a dozen states and is being debated in additional state legislatures nationwide. As a result, organizations are becoming exposed to an increasing number of employees and contingent workers that could be under the influence or using medical marijuana while on the job, putting the safety of the […]

DOT Publishes CY 2011 Random Drug & Alcohol Testing Rates

Posted · Add Comment

The Office of Drug & Alcohol Policy & Compliance (ODAPC) has published the random drug and alcohol test rates for calendar year 2011. The chart below outlines the annual minimum drug and alcohol random testing rates established within Department of Transportation (DOT) Agencies and the USCG for 2011.     NOTE: Employers (and C/TPAs) subject […]

Drug testing for employment

Best Practices for a Drug-Free Workplace Program

Posted · Add Comment

Over the past decade, drug testing has become an important safety issue in the workplace. In a recent survey conducted by the American Management Association, 80% of companies indicated they test for drug usage by job candidates and/or current employees as part of the employment screening process. It is not only important that companies have […]

Considering Medical Marijuana in Drug Testing Policies

Posted · Add Comment

The issue of medical marijuana is making headlines and is a hot topic in many company employment screening policy discussions. Because regulations and state initiatives are changing, companies need to have clear policy statements to guide their hiring professionals and their employees. Testing for the use of illegal drugs has grown among company background screening […]