It is a screening device
One of the best ways to protect your business is to aggressively screen out alcohol or drug abusers before they become employees. Drug tests can help pinpoint those who are dependent on alcohol and drugs.
It is a defensive tool
Giving applicants a drug test protects your company from negligent hiring claims arising from violence or safety violations. It is also true that drug abusers tend to avoid firms that test.
It may be a legal requirement For certain safety-sensitive positions and occupations, drug and alcohol testing of applicants is mandated by federal or state law.
Workplace Accidents Caused by Drugs53%
Companies Which Drug Test Employees
Wholesale & Retail63%
Who To Test?
Any interstate and intra state drivers of:
Commercial motor vehicles with a gross weight rating (GVWR) or 26,001 pounds or more;
Commercial motor vehicles with a gross combination weight rating of 26,001 pounds or more including a towed vehicle with a gross vehicle weight rating of 10,000 pounds or more.
Motor vehicle designed to transport 16 or more passengers including the driver
Motor vehicle of any size transporting hazardous materials in amounts requiring placards.
All potential employees will have an on-site pre-employment drug test provided after acceptance of offer letter.
Return to Duty
An employee who has a positive drug test must submit to and test negative on a return-to-duty test before returning to work. An employee who has an alcohol breath test of .04 or greater must submit to and test 0.00% BAC before returning to work.
Reasonable Suspicion An employee will be tested for drugs or alcohol when the employee’s conduct gives you reasonable suspicion of alcohol or drug use. The employee’s behavior must be witnessed by a supervisor or company official (two if possible) trained in the detection of alcohol and drug use.
Random All employees must be selected using a scientifically valid selection method. Random test at least 50% of your average number of employee positions annually (these percentages are subject to change based on the annual industrial positive rates). These tests will be spread out evenly throughout the year. All of your employees have an equal chance in getting drawn in every selection (meaning an employee may be selected for each type of testing more than once annually).
Post Accident Policy regulations require that an employee involved in a workplace accident must submit to drug and alcohol testing as soon as possible following the accident.
Follow-up An employee who has an alcohol test of .04 or greater or a positive drug test must submit to a minimum of six follow-up tests within the first 12 months following return to duty as prescribed by an evaluating substance abuse professional.
What To Test For?
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Request and submit a force-field application directly from the applicant that contains all relevant data required to conduct a background check.
Request and submit a signed consent form directly from the applicant at the time of the background check.
Request a 12-Panel Drug test and Employment Physical at the same time or immediately following receipt of the background check report results.
Request a TB/MMM shot for the new applicant hire and have it completed along with Drug Test & Physical Exam results.