Drug & Alcohol Screening

Ensure the safety of your company & employees

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In today’s work environment, it’s common for employers to require their employees to complete drug and alcohol screenings. Here’s everything you need to know to make sure you’re prepared and know what to expect.

 

Agile knows that drug testing remains an important part of the hiring and employment process for many reasons. We are ready to partner with you to help you through this process.

 

Drug/alcohol screening is often the best preventive measure in helping ensure the safety of a company and its employees. Drug use can increase the risk of an accident, so maintaining a drug-free workplace is important for company safety. Employers from a wide variety of industries rely on pre-employment and periodic drug and alcohol screenings to protect the well-being of their employees and the general public where applicable. 

 

Companies may also be required to test for drugs in their industry. Federal law requires any company employed in some way by the federal government to maintain a drug-free workplace. Companies regulated by the Department of Labor or Department of Transportation are required by law to drug test as well.

 

Job positions in safety-sensitive industries such as manufacturing, shipping, transportation and construction, screenings are extremely important and help make sure employees can safely perform their jobs.

 

If employed by an industry overseen by a Department of Transportation (DOT) agency, such as commercial motor carriers, drug and alcohol screenings are required by federal law and certain testing regulations and procedures apply.

Types of drug screenings offered 


Workplace drug testing plays a very important role in any employee screening policy. Mobile Health provides employers flexible and customizable employer drug testing options such as:


  • Pre-employment Drug Testing

  • Annual Drug Testing

  • Random Drug Testing

  • Post-incident Drug Testing

  • Reasonable Suspicion Drug Testing

Setting up a drug screening program for your company

Contact Agile today for a no-obligation, free quote on setting up a custom tailored drung and alcohol screening program for your company. Our clinical team will review your requirements, make reccomendations and present you with options to ensure your employees are screened when you need them to be.

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Pre-Employment

Pre-Employment and Workplace Screening

Pre-employment drug testing ranks as the most popular type of employer drug testing. Most businesses in the United States are not required to drug test their employees.  However, the Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM) surveyed 454 HR professionals and found that 84% administer pre-employment drug tests.

 

Employers choose drug testing because it acts as an effective deterrent against drug abuse and its impact on businesses. For example, a comprehensive study examined the relationship between pre-employment drug test results and absenteeism. The study determined that those who tested positive had absenteeism rates 59.3% higher than those who tested negative. Additionally, the turnover rate for employees with positive drug test results was 47% higher.

 

Notifying applicants in advance of a pre-employment drug testing policy can discourage those with existing drug abuse problems from applying in the first place. Along the same lines, applicants can decline to take a drug test, but this usually disqualifies them from consideration.

 

Applicants that take certain prescription drugs may test positive for some substances when taking a drug test. Our clinic medical review officer (MRO) will contact the employee regarding legitimate reasons for a positive test. At that point, the employee can inform them of their prescription medications. Of course, intentional abuse of prescription drugs does exist. Consequently, particularly high concentrations of some substances may constitute a red flag for abuse. A certified MRO should make these decisions and not the employer.

 

Random Testing
Reasonable Suspicion
Post-Accident
Test Types