There are many jobs that require their employees to get a drug test before they begin employment. There are also jobs that enforce random, mandatory drug tests. Or perhaps drug tests that are on a schedule. Either way, drug tests are so common and are so ingrained in our society that we don’t even question them before we jump into the workforce. After all, many of us are drug tested when we get into high school as well. But why would a person need to be drug tested to begin a job? Discover more with our professionals before you begin your employee drug screening at one of our locations.
Why Do Employers Drug Test?
There is the age-old question—why do companies require an employee drug screening? Well, the answer isn’t always the same but is usually straightforward.
- The first reason is that pre-employment drug testing helps to check if potential employees use drugs. Many companies actually have drug policies in place, which can cause them to reject those currently on certain substances.
- These policies also protect the business as many laws require them to maintain drug-free workplaces. By having drug-free employees, they can also provide a safer environment in some cases. Especially in cases where the employees work with machinery.
- Speaking of safety, it’s also for the safety of their other employees. Because drugs may cause an individual to not work as efficiently or effectively, others could be in danger.
How Can SJC Help?
So now that you know “why,” the next question is “where?” Many people question where they have to go get their employee drug screening. As their employer, you can make things easier by using our professionals. Because we meet your testing needs, we’re here to help. Additionally, we also offer complete management of Department of Transportation (DOT) and non-DOT testing programs, including random testing. To prove that we care about quality, we also monitor the quality of our drug-testing program through routine internal compliance audits and staff training. Staying on top of any current regulation changes helps ensure that our process can be quick, easy, and helpful to you and your employees.
If you’re ready to begin, get in contact with us. We’re more than happy to help you with any questions you may have.
Choose SJC for your Employee Drug Screening
Are you ready to make a change for your business and in your life? Please contact your neighborhood St. Joseph’s/Candler Urgent Care to begin. As an employer, you’re doing your part to ensure your business is covered by trusted employees. And as a potential employee, you can prepare for a new step in your life with the proof to show it. Discover more with our staff and see how we can help you.
Have a question for us? Take a look at our locations and see which of our locations is most convenient for you. If you’re an employer and would like to begin service, please fill out our Employer Services Inquiry and we can begin making your workplace better for all.