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.