Drug addiction is a serious issue in today’s society. Consequently, an equally serious issue is keeping drugs out of your business. Employees under the influence of drugs on the job can lead to a multitude of negative effects on your company. For example, decrease in performance can hurt productivity and profits, and workplace accidents can result in disaster.
It is critical that employers drug screen prospective employees before making the decision to hire and continue to randomly test for drugs throughout the duration of their employment. However, not all drug tests are the same. As an employer, you have a variety of options to choose from when it comes to what drugs you should test employees for and how you should test as well.
The most common drug test is a 5-Panel Drug Test. Typically, this tests for THC, Opiates, PCP, Cocaine and Amphetamines, which are among the most commonly abused substances. The Department of Transportation requires this type of test for commercial drivers and pilots. It is also becoming increasingly common nowadays for employers to request a 4-Panel Drug Test be administered. This type is the same as the 5-Panel but excludes THC.
If you are looking for a more comprehensive drug test for your employees, a 12-Panel Drug Test may be your best option. Drugs commonly included in this test include Marijuana, PCP, Cocaine, Methadone, Opiates, Amphetamines, Ecstasy, Barbiturates, Quaaludes, Oxycodone, Benzodiazepines, and Propoxyphene.
Administering this type of test on your employees can help ensure your business is a drug-free workplace. However, depending on the nature of your business, testing for certain drugs is a necessity.
Alliance 2020 provides the drug-screening services you need to keep your business drug free and ensure maximum productivity from employees. Located in the heart of downtown Renton, we service the entire greater Seattle area and beyond. We provide urine, saliva, and hair tests ranging from a 4-Panel up to a 12-Panel.
For inquiries about our services, please give us a call at (425)271-8065. We’ll connect you with a sales representative who can help you on your way to a more productive and successful workplace.