Drug and alcohol use among employees is on the rise, and it’s costing companies big! From chronic lateness and absenteeism to high turnover rates, health care costs and an increase in Worker’s Compensation claims. Abuse and addiction are a plague on Businesses!
Random Drug Testing has been one of the most effective ways to deter the use of drugs in the workplace.
Random Drug Testing allows (by Policy) a random pool of employees to be established so that a schedule can be set up by administration to “pull” a specific fraction of the total number of subjects in the pool for testing. The “pull” is normally done by a “Third Party Administrator” (TPA). Numbers (not names) are pulled from the pool, so there is no chance of discrimination.
Those numbers are then associated with the corresponding employees name and the employee is notified when and where they will need to report for a drug test. Usually the timeframe between the notification and collection is 24 – 48 hours.