Let's get right down to business. The goal of Workplace Safety Screenings is to increasing safety and productivity, lowering liability. The best way to do this is with an on-site testing program. The rate of return is as high as 400% within two years. The alternative, off-site testing, creates opportunity for drug abusers to beat the test.
I recommend on-site mobile drug testing to all employers because on-site testing delivers the best return on investment of any drug screening service.
The benefits of mobile drug testing are simple:
- Greatly reduced employee downtime. No more travel time to the clinic or wait time at the clinic, or maybe even a trip home or to run an errand. The average employee’s away time from the office for drug testing three to as much as four hours.
- The “errand” is often to source a urine sample to substitute or to purchase synthetic urine--both strategies to beat the test. With on-site testing, there is less chance of adulteration (i.e., tampering or manipulation of a specimen). This allows for maximum quality control.
- Eliminated liability of having employees driving in Houston traffic during office hours.
- Convenience. The necessary supplies and technicians will be brought to your workplace, and you can schedule large sessions with short notice.
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On-site testing is also beneficial for the unexpected accidents or reasonable suspicion cases, especially those that occur outside of normal business hours. Another area is job fairs or annual testing requirements, in which multiple tests are required: physicals, fit testing, drug testing, etc.