Skip to content

Drug screening best practices for your business

23.9 million Americans using drugs, having an effective drug screening process for your business is more important than ever. drug screening best practices Perhaps you already have a drug screening program or perhaps you’re considering starting one, either way, here are some best practices we’d recommend you consider:

Create a formal drug screening policy

A formal drug screening policy ensures there is consistency and transparency across the organization. A comprehensive policy should cover all state and federal compliance concerns and should be reviewed by a legal expert – there should never be corners cut or expense spared when it comes to abiding by legal regulations. The risks are simply not worth it.

Customize testing to suit your needs

Drug testing needs vary by industry and individual worker roles, so consider the types of tests and technology needed for each specific role. Hair testing offers up to 90 days of visibility and may be preferred for any screening of job applicants. However, urine or oral fluid testing might be a better option for screening current employees with its shorter, 7-day window.

Document everything

Just in case you ever face legal trouble or a regulatory audit, document every single part of the drug screening process for each individual, from notification of a test to delivery of results. A paper trail is critical when faced with an audit situation and you want to ensure there are no gaps in your process that another party can exploit. MYB’s drug screening use the latest testing technologies to support each unique client and ensure smooth and successful screening programs. If you’d like to talk to our team about how a drug screening program can help your business, we’d love to hear from you.]]>

You May Also Like

Check out these additional posts from Mind Your Business.

Hire Qualified Seasonal Employees with a Certified Background Check

Black Friday 2019 is just weeks away, and retailers across the nation are already searching for qualified seasonal help. Finding good seasonal employees that are dependable, honest, and skilled in customer service means happier customers and larger sales. A worthy goal considering that last year Americans spent over $700 billion during the holiday season! Not…
Read More

Be Inspired: Podcast featuring MYB, Inc. Founder and CEO Karen Caruso

The word “no” can take you pretty far in life. Need proof? Listen to the podcast from September’s Power of Partnering Marketplace Conference. Karen Caruso, founder and CEO of MYB, Inc., reveals on GWBC Radio how the word “no” pushed her to use her existing job skills to create her own business. Learn how the…
Read More

Business Myth Busters: What Is a Certified Background Check?

In today’s business economy, background checks are a standard part of the pre-employment process. With so many options available, how do you ensure you’re receiving a certified background check? We tackle some of the myths surrounding the industry. Myth: A certified background check is too expensive.Truth: A low-cost or free report usually means the company…
Read More

Quality and Precise Results, On Time!

Let us know about your screening needs to get a custom quote. We work with businesses big and small as well as the government. Which means we have a package of solutions for your organization as well.