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3 Reasons Drug Testing Should Be Left To Professionals

  • Published: Mar, 12 2020
  • Updated: Mar, 12 2020

Whether you want a safer workplace, or your business works under the jurisdiction of the Department of Transportation, the decision to have a drug free workplace is always a good one. However, committing to this vision should also mean working with professional drug screening services, and here are three reasons why.

It’s More Reliable

While you can attempt drug testing yourself, this will require having to learn the techniques of drug specimen collection if no one at your company already knows how to do this. Perhaps more importantly, there’s no way to tell what the results of the specimen are without proper lab equipment, which may be far more expensive than what a company is willing to pay just to try to save money by testing on its own.

It’s More Viable

Without professional drug screening services, companies may learn the hard way that when people are being tested for drugs, they are not always honest. Once there is the possibility of discipline or dismissal for a positive drug test result, some people will try to cheat by sabotaging results, or providing false ones. It takes proper training to detect or prevent this.

It May Be Legally Required

A final need for professional service may simply be that you have no choice because the law demands it. Any business or organization that works under the jurisdiction of the DOT must comply with DOT regulations regarding drug testing. That includes the use of approved, professional services, such as licensed drug specimen collectors, and those specimens being turned over to verified and approved labs for analysis. 

It may be also be required that such companies have supervisors trained in DOT requirements. This ensures that decision-makers are aware of the agency protocols they need to comply with, and also make better decisions about how to enforce DOT regulations on the job.

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