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Employee Drug Testing

Employee drug and alcohol abuse continues to pose a serious risk to workplace safety in Ohio. Employee drug testing is an essential part of employment screening ...

Over the past couple of years, the employment landscape has shifted. Extended periods of economic and job-related stress can result in increased alcohol and drug abuse.

According to the National Safety Council, the majority of preventable drug overdose deaths involve opioids. The legal and medical use of cannabis continues to expand throughout the United States.

Employers are faced with a serious challenge in preventing workplace accidents related to on-the-job substance abuse.

Drug and Alcohol Abuse in the Workplace

Drug and alcohol abuse in the workplace is responsible for lost time on the job, skyrocketing healthcare and workers' compensation costs, and can negatively impact morale throughout an organization.

The U.S. Department of Labor reports that drug and alcohol abuse causes 65% of accidents in the workplace. As such, almost 16% of emergency room patients injured on the job are found to have alcohol in their systems. Yet, despite the numerous workplace safety protocols, approximately 40% of all industrial workplace fatalities are caused by individuals with substance use disorders. Additionally, of those Americans who die at work, 10 to 20 percent of them have a positive result when tested for drugs or alcohol.

Employers have so much to consider when dealing with workplace health and safety. Now, more than ever, Employment Drug Testing is a vital policy to implement and manage.

Drug Testing Program Guidance and Implementation

CIC partners with leading providers of drug and alcohol testing to assist companies, government organizations, and educational institutions with their Workplace Drug Testing program.

All types of drug testing are available at our Quest and LabCorp SAMHSA approved collection sites throughout the United States.

  • A network of 30,000 federally certified labs
  • Electronic candidate registration and notification
  • Electronic chain of custody
  • MRO review of all test results
  • DOT testing, rechecks, and random pulls
  • Various types of testing: urine, hair, oral swab

Learn more about our drug testing program and how to avoid the safety risks of substance abuse in the workplace.

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