Drug Screening Services
Having a drug-free workplace is perhaps the best thing you can do for your company. A drug-free environment can have positive benefits for your employees, managers, and even clients. Therefore, it is your best interest to ensure that your workplace is free of drugs. The best way to ensure this is through a comprehensive drug screening program.
To guarantee consistent results, you need a comprehensive drug screening program. Such a program should test employees for a variety of banned substances, at two levels. The first is pre-employment drug screening. This is basically testing each applicant before employing them in order to ensure that they are drug-free.
The second is on-going employee drug screening. This is conducting continuous checks (either scheduled or sporadic) on employees to ensure that they are drug-free. Conducting drug screening at these two levels is the only way to ensure a drug-free work environment.
Benefits of Employee Drug Testing
Having drug-free employees is essential to encouraging productivity, health, and safety in the workplace. This ultimately makes it easier to achieve your business goals.
Using both pre-employment and on-going employee screening produces the following benefits:
- Improves the overall quality of new hires
- Reduces incidence of drug-related accidents
- Lowers costs of healthcare and insurance (workers’ compensation)
- Reduces absenteeism
- Lowers employee turnover (and its associated costs)
- Minimizes losses due to theft and fraud
- Improves employee morale, teamwork, and productivity
Why Use Crimcheck?
To enjoy the benefits of drug screening, you need a reliable partner to offer you the drug screening services. Drug takers are very crafty – they often come up with igneous ways to beat drug tests. At Crimcheck, we’ve been offering drug screening services for over 25 years. As such, we know how to catch cheats.
Beyond experience, Crimcheck offers the following advantages:
- We offer a variety of testing options including urine, hair and alcohol breath testing
- We can conduct a wide range of drugs including 5, 6, 7, 10 and 12-panel tests
- We can design a custom drug-testing program to suit your specific needs
- All our drug tests are certified MRO reviewed
- We can provide a paperless testing and a paperless chain of custody
- All drug test results are available online
- We offer quick turnaround
The way Crimcheck works is through a countrywide network of professional testing labs. All our labs are OSHA, NIDA and ODOT compliant. This means that the drug tests are not only conducted to the highest professional standards, they are also tested in compliance with the necessary laws and legislations (see below).
We can offer a single test, or a comprehensive testing regime – according to your needs. Therefore, if you desire to create a drug-free workplace environment, contact us right away, and lets’ discuss how to create for you a holistic drug screening program.
What are the laws concerning drug testing?
Laws vary from state to state concerning employment drug screening. There is a set of federal guidelines that are required to be adhered to if the employer is a federal employer or contractor. These guidelines are put out by SAMHSA or the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Administration. For the most part private employers are not required to follow these guidelines but it is recommended that they do, to limit their legal liability. Employees with drug or alcohol problems can have protections afforded them through The Americans with Disabilities Act and section 503 of The rehabilitation Act of 1973. Many unions have special conditions and requirements concerning employment drug tests, be sure to check your union contracts and bargaining policies before instituting a program.
When conducting pre-employment drug screening, and a candidate fails the test, employers can withdraw an offer made of employment or have the potential employee re-apply after a period of time. Provided they re-take and pass the drug screening test. For information on creating a federally compliant drug screening policy visit the SAMHSA website.
Why should I drug test potential employees?
Many studies show that drug free workplaces provide a better environment to work. When drug free policies are instituted in your workplace employee moral improves and you limit your liability in the event of any negative incidents. 75% of people that have substance abuse problems are employed. Here are just some of the problems you can expect from employees that have substance abuse problems.
- They call in sick more often
- They are often late
- They use more medical benefits
- They are less productive
- They can add to a stressful environment
- They can cause accidents
- They add to your liability
- They just cost more
Those are just some of the reasons to make sure you are getting quality employees. Employee substance abuse costs billions of dollars to businesses every year. Make sure you have a good employment screening process in place that includes drug screening potential employees. You and your employees will be glad you do.
Drug Tests Offered by Crimcheck
5 Panel Non-DOT Urinalysis:
- Amphetamines, Opiates, Phencyclidine, Cocaine, Marijuana
5 Panel Non-DOT Hair Follicle:
- Amphetamines, Opiates, Phencyclidine, Cocaine, Marijuana
6 Panel Non-DOT Oral Swab (Pre-employment only):
- Amphetamines, Opiates, Phencyclidine, Cocaine, Marijuana, Benzodiazepines
7 Panel DOT Urinalysis:
- Amphetamines, Opiates, Phencyclidine, Cocaine, Marijuana, MDA-Analogues, Acetylmorphine
10 Panel Non-DOT Urinalysis:
- Amphetamines, Opiates, Phencyclidine, Cocaine, Marijuana, Barbiturates, Methadone, Benzodiazepines, Propoxyphene & Methaqualone
12 Panel Non-DOT Urinalysis:
- Amphetamines, Opiates, Phencyclidine, Cocaine, Marijuana, Barbiturates, Methadone, Benzodiazepines, Propoxyphene & Methaqualone, Methamphetamine, Oxycodone
HPP Comp I Non-DOT Urinalysis:
- Amphetamine, Barbiturates, Methadone, Cocaine Metabolite, Tetrahydrocannabinol, Opiates, PCP (Phencyclidine), Propoxyphene, Benzodiazepines, Tramadol, Meperidine, Oxycodone, Fentanyl, Test Sure Adulterant Panel
HPP Comp VI Non-DOT Urinalysis:
- Amphetamine, Barbiturates, Methadone, Cocaine, Marijuana, Opiates, Codeine, PCP (Phencyclidine), Propoxyphene, Benzodiazepine, Tramadol, Meperidine, Fentanyl, Test Sure Adulterant Panel, Amitriptyline, Nortriptyline, Fluoxetine, Sentraline, Chlorpheniramine, Diphenhydramine, Doxylamine, Diethylpropion, Ephedrine, Fenfluramine, MDA (Methylenedioxyamphetamine), MDMA (Ecstasy), Metylophenidate, Nikethamide, Phendimetrazine, Phenmetrazine, Phentermine, Phenylpropanolamine, Pseudoephedrine, Buprenorpine, Butorphanol Metabolite, Dihydroxodeine, Nalbuphine, Pentazocine, Naltrexone Metabolite, Flunitrazepam Metabolite, Ketamine Metabolite, Meprobamate, Zolpidem, Dextromethorphan
- Breath (BAT) – Non-DOT and DOT
Terms to Know
Chain of Custody Forms: Triplicate, carbon copy forms required for giving a collection for a drug test. The form includes stickers that are applied to the urine sample in order to create a seal (to prevent tampering) and identify the sample.
Collection Site: Clinic at which a donor will provide their sample.
Electronic Chain of Custody Forms: The same thing as the carbon form only the candidate schedules their drug screening online, prints the Chain of Custody out and takes it to the Collection Site for their test. This electronic Chain of Custody form is then automatically scanned to the lab.
Lab: Responsible for screening urine or hair samples for illicit substances.
Medical Review Officer (MRO): A licensed physician who is in charge of examining all laboratory results and evaluating medical clarification for certain results. Please note, the MRO focuses mostly on positive tests. If a candidate does test positive for a substance, the MRO will make 3 attempts to contact the candidate to provide a valid prescription. The candidate has 5 business days to provide proper documentation. If the prescription is legitimate, the drug test will be cleared. If the prescription is not valid or does not respond to the MRO after 3 attempts at contact, the test will be released as positive.
Negative Dilute Specimen: The sample provided by the candidate has tested within normal range for the substances on the drug screen panel. However, the specimen is noted to be outside of the normal range for dilution.
Positive Dilute Specimen: The sample provided by the candidate has tested outside of the normal range for the substances on the drug screen panel. The lab will provide the range and substance that triggered the positive.
Test Sure Adulterant Panel: Special testing used in urinalysis to identify specific adulterants that may be used to hide drug use. This will ensure the most accurate test results. Available on the HPP Comp I and HPP Comp IV drug tests.
Unable to Test: A circumstance with the sample that prevents the lab from completing the test. Issues can include:
- Collection site noted that the temperature or volume of the sample was outside of the testing range. The candidate is given an opportunity to re-sample. If the candidate leaves the collection facility, the reason is refusal to test.
- The tamper evident seal on the sample has been broken or otherwise compromised.
- The chain of custody form is missing or incomplete.
- The urine sample is missing or incomplete
Drug Screening Article Library
For Crimcheck News on Drug Screening, Check Out These Informative Articles:
The Importance of Drug Testing in the Workplace
About Employment Drug Screening
Pre-Employment Drug Screening is a Must
How To Perform Effective Employee Drug Testing
Drug Testing and Substance Abuse
Research Gives Reason to Sweat Drug Tests