The Need for Employee Drug Screening
Did you know that the U.S. military were the first ones to bring employee drug screening into practice in the late 1970s and early 1980s? By the late 1980s the U.S. government was drug testing federal employees for specific designations that had access to sensitive information or where the drug use might have posed a grave risk to the:
- Public safety;
- Effective enforcement of the law;
- National security.
Today, even private employers are conducting drug screening of candidates and employees to ensure a safer workplace environment. The problem with drug abuse in the workplace is that it hampers the productivity of the other employee also and can even lead to accidents. It has been estimated that workplace drug abuse costs organizations millions of dollars each year.
According to an annual household survey conducted by the US government, at least 76.4% of all illicit drug users are 18 years or older working as a full-time or part-time employee. This makes the case for conducting drug screening on potential employees and existing employees by meeting the federal mandates, regulations and/or specific organizational policies and requirements for drug abuse. In order to meet the legal compliance it is recommended to take the services of a professional background screening vendor like cFirst to ensure that your workplace remains safe, healthy and drug-free.
Employee Drug Screening Services by cFIRST
cFirst has gained the reputation of being one of the best background screening vendors that provides comprehensive employment drug testing for all specimens like urine, blood, breath, nails, sweat and hair. We provide urine and saliva test results through lab testing along with the option of instant testing with an average turnaround time of 48 to 54 hours. We carry out blood tests to verify illegal drug abuse. Hair/nail samples are taken to check the longer duration of substance abuse.
We partner with independent companies to provide complete drug screening services that include all the drugs comprising of BAT (alcohol) testing, 5 panel, 8 panel and 10 panel drug screening and other standard and common tests. All the reports can be accessed online in the form of a solitary, comprehensive report.