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.]]>

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