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TIPS TO CHOOSING THE RIGHT DRUG TESTING & BACKGROUND SCREENING COMPANY
The Safety Alliance is now offering the LOWEST-COST employee drug testing (5, 10, 12 panel & DOT), background screening and employee badges at our new office in South Florida, and we will soon be expanding our services nationally. For larger, multi-year projects, please contact our team to discuss placing these services directly on your project. Employee drug testing is still one of the most complicated human resources management issues your company may face. From issues of administration and logistics to privacy and legal liability, the process can be multi-layered and complex.
Non-mandated companies can complete their own drug testing, but is it worth saving a few bucks only to be faced with questionable test administration tactics or custody and control issues? Workplace drug testing may result in an employee’s termination depending on your workplace drug and alcohol policy. Employers want to ensure the process used to support such a decision is sound. Relying on an outside vendor to manage and conduct your company drug and alcohol testing is a safer bet, but not all drug testing companies are created equal, varying in quality, reliability and services.
If you’re seeking out a drug testing company to handle pre-employment, random, reasonable suspicion or post-accident drug testing for your employees, the Safety Alliance couples professionalism with knowledge. You deserve the peace of mind that comes with the most qualified vendor, and your employees deserve the best experience possible!
GET A DRUG TESTING COMPANY THAT VALUES PROFESSIONALISM
In the world of employee drug testing, professionalism doesn’t just mean a company with a sharp logo headed by a guy or gal with a firm handshake.
The Safety Alliance operates under a web of licensing, operating guidelines and best practices that have been instituted throughout the country. Those performing Department of Transportation (DOT) mandated testing for safety-sensitive jobs anywhere in the country must do so utilizing certified professional collectors.
These individuals have been trained to “ensure that the collection is performed in a professional and consistent manner, maintaining confidentiality for the donor and security, integrity and control of the specimen,” according to the Drug and Alcohol Testing Industry Association.
Training for certified professional collectors is thorough, covering all the steps necessary to complete a urine drug screen. The training includes:
Logistics: Maintaining proper integrity of the collection process, what constitutes a correctable flaw and a fatal flaw, and how to correct problems in collections.
Legal: Custody and Control Form (CCF) processing, employee privacy, and proper control of samples.
Patient Relations: Problem collections such as shy bladder and attempts to adulterate a specimen, avoiding conduct or statements that could be viewed as offensive or inappropriate.
In addition to this education, certified professional collectors must also present a proficiency demonstration. They have to complete five consecutive error-free mock collections, which include:
- Two uneventful collection scenarios
- One scenario in which the donor offers an insufficient quantity of specimen
- One scenario in which the temperature of the urine is out of normal range
- One scenario where the donor refuses to sign the necessary paperwork
GET A DRUG TESTING COMPANY THAT GOES THE EXTRA MILE
Along with choosing an employee drug testing company that uses highly trained staff and certified labs, make the process easy for yourself by selecting one that also offers continuous education.
The Safety Alliance can provide FREE continuous education to you and your staff at our training center about;
- Reasonable Suspicion Training
- Workplace Medical Marijuana
- Reasonable Accommodations
- The Changing Landscape of Workplace Drug and Alcohol Testing
This type of training reinforces your commitment to a safe workplace and empowers your employees to feel confident in their decision making process when faced with potential safety issues. Drug and alcohol testing is a valuable resource to being Protected at Work!