The Benefits of Random Drug Testing Management
Incorporating pre-employment drug and alcohol screenings as a part of your hiring process is an excellent first step towards a safe and productive workplace, but it is only half of the equation. Random drug testing is a critical part of ensuring that your employees are not engaging in drug use at any time, not just the few days before they are hired. According to the Department of Transportation (DOT), random drug testing is the “best tool employers have for deterring drug and alcohol use in the workplace.”
At ARCpoint Labs, we understand that your first priority is protecting your company from the potentially devastating effects of a drug-using employee. You may be surprised to learn that over 70 percent of drug users are employed, making it very possible that you have one working for you right now. Drug use can impact your company in a number of different ways, including in customer service, work quality and efficiency, and safety. By implementing a random drug testing policy, you can minimize and even eliminate these negative influences.
Random Drug Testing at ARCpoint Labs
ARCpoint Labs makes it incredibly easy to conduct random drug tests for your company. Along with managing the service for you, we will help you create a randomized schedule, understand random drug testing best practices, and interpret what the drug test results mean. Consequently, even if you are unfamiliar with random drug testing services for employment, you can feel comfortable reaching out to and working with us.
How Do Random Drug Tests Work?
The random drug testing management provided by ARCpoint Labs is very flexible, making it simple to schedule them whenever you’d like. Generally, you will randomly select pools of employees to undergo drug tests at random. You can also implement a random drug and alcohol testing probation policy for employees who do not pass the test.
How Often Should My Company Drug Test?
Oftentimes, random drug testing alone is a powerful deterrent to employee drug use, mainly because your employees know that they may be asked to take a test on any given day. However, if you don’t drug test often enough, your employees will start to believe that you never actually will. For this reason and others, the DOT recommends conducting random drug tests within reasonably spaced periods throughout the year. Be sure to change the exact dates you drug test every year so that your drug tests are truly random.
Are There Any Random Drug Testing Laws?
Laws may vary by state, but in most cases, employees must agree to pre-employment testing if you plan to administer random tests as well. It’s important to detail your policy in the employee handbook and hiring documents, and you must adhere to the procedure you establish. Contact us and we will send you state laws for your specific state.
Whether you manage a small, medium, or large company, random drug testing can make a big difference for you. Contact the team at ARCpoint Labs or visit one of our locations today to learn more about how we can help you get started.