TestCountry’s Drug and Substance Abuse Testing on HRM Report
HRM Report, a site that provides the latest in human resource management news, shared with its readers information on drug and substance abuse testing in the workplace.
Most employers find illegal drug abuse a cause for concern, but drugs are by no means the only substance that employees abuse. This brings to light the importance of implementing a substance abuse testing package that covers other substances that, when abused, can affect the productivity and efficiency of an employee, such as steroids, nicotine and alcohol.
It is, however, important that employers ensure that they have covered every detail before launching a drug testing program, in order to prevent lawsuits by disgruntled and disadvantaged employees, which can be costly.
The feature shares the following to employers who intend to set up a substance abuse testing program: what things should be avoided and what the trends in workplace substance abuse testing are.
Employers designing a drug testing program should ensure that it is not designed for a specific group of “problematic employees”. It is also advised that employers do not simply put a substance testing program in place because all other companies have one.
Substances that a comprehensive testing program should cover include prescription drugs, nicotine, alcohol and steroids. Various methods should also be used, including hair follicle and oral fluid drug testing.
HRM Report readers are being offered an opportunity by TestCountry to download a substance abuse testing package that includes the following:
• Drug Testing Policy Stock Template ($150 Value)
• 30 Minutes of Phone Time with a Drug Testing Expert for your questions ($100 Value)
• 10 Things to Consider Before You Start or Redesign Your Workplace Drug Testing Policy
• 7 Places Employees Hide Drugs in the Workplace
• 3 Obstacles to Overcome when Implementing Workplace Drug Testing
• Most Popular Drug Test Cheating Methods