Why Pre-Employment & Employment Drug Screenings Are Necessary
Drug screening for the presence of prescription and illicit drugs helps employers maintain a safer, more productive workplace and:
- Decreases employee absenteeism and turnover
- Reduces risk of accidents and injuries
- Prevents drug use on the job
- Identifies drug use early by employees
- Lowers workers’ compensation rates
What is a drug-free workplace program?
A drug-free workplace program is a policy businesses can establish to prevent drug abuse among their employees. The components of a drug-free workplace can vary, but successful programs often have these five elements:
- Written policy
- Employee education
- Supervisor/management training
- Employee assistance program (EAP)
- Drug tests
New York State’s Code Rule 60, the Workplace Safety Loss Prevention Incentive Program (WSLPIP), provides an incentive for companies in New York that maintain a drug-free workplace.
Does dB Hearing Center has a Medical Review Officer (MRO)
Yes. dB Hearing Center’s Medical Review Officer (MRO) is a medical doctor (MD) that will determine if there is a legitimate medical reason for a positive drug test result. Employees will have the chance to provide evidence of any prescribed drugs that could have caused the positive test result.
Mobile Health’s MRO protects the rights of employees by offering a fair opportunity to explain the results of a drug test. Our MRO also protects the rights of employers in case of litigation resulting from a positive drug test.
At dB Hearing Center, we do Drug & Alcohol testing for businesses - we are certified to do DOT testing. To learn more about our DOT testing services, call or email us at the Williamsville office at (716) 633-2137.