Drug & Alcohol

Develop and Implement Ongoing Drug and Alcohol Testing Program

As an employer, you are required follow specific rules and regulations to keep your business safe and productive. To ensure that your employees maintain a healthy lifestyle and are productive members of your company, we offer the development and implementation of drug and alcohol testing programs on an on-going basis. This program not just helps you to identify the drug or alcohol abuse at your workplace but also enables you to keep an eye on the unhealthy substance abuse habits of your employees.

Our Range of Employer Testing Solutions

Whether you need DOT or TDLR drug and alcohol testing, blood testing, physical exams or background testing for employment, we have you covered with our comprehensive employer testing solutions. Our tests are accurate and reliable, enabling you to worry less about your employees and focus on what matters most your Business.

With our reliable, effective, and affordable employer testing program, you can ensure a drug/alcohol-free workplace. We offer a variety of employer testing solutions that helps you in maintaining a healthy and safe culture in the workplace. We use various testing methods such as urine, hair, blood, breath, nail, saliva, etc. to provide you the most precise results within a timely manner.

Why Optimal Lab Test for Employer Solutions?

Pre-Employment

Pre-employment drug testing may be done prior to hiring an individual for or prior to an individual being placed in or returned t o a safety-sensitive position. The regulations state that the employee cannot be placed in a safety-sensitive position until such testing has been performed, and a negative result has been obtained. We work hard to keep your program cost effective and secure from court challenges and main tain excellentcustomer service.

Post Accident

A covered employee may be required to submit a urine specimen for drug testing if the employee’s performance either contributed to or cannot be discounted as a contributing to or cannot be discounted as a contributing factor to an accident. In such cases, guidelines require that the employee submit a specimen as soon as possible after the accident. Some federal agencies have specific time limits by which the specimen must be collected.

Return to Duty

A covered employee may be required to submit a urine specimen for drug testing if the employee’s performance either contributed to or cannot be discounted as a contributing to or cannot be discounted as a contributing factor to an accident. In such cases, guidelines require that the employee submit a specimen as soon as possible after the accident. Some federal agencies have specific time limits by which the specimen must be collected.

Random

Employers who are subject to DOT regulations must randomly select and test a fixed percentage of their covered workforce each year. Covered positions are those that have been designated as safety sensitive. The percentage tested may vary from year to year depending on the detection or increase of the positive test rate within a specific industry such as the railroad or airline industry. The Federal Agenci es determine the random testing rates for their particular industry.

Reasonable Suspicion / just cause

If an employee is suspected by his/her employer of using a prohibited drug, the employee may be required to submit to drug testing. The decision to have such a test conducted generally requires two of the employee’s supervisors to substantiate and concur that some physical behavior or performance indicator constitutes reasonable suspicion of probable drug use. At least one of these supervisors must have rece ived training in detecting the symptoms of possible drug use.

Follow Up

An employee who has returned to duty in a covered position after a negative return-to-duty test, may be required to submit to a series of unannounced tests, as determined by the Medical Review Officer of Substance Abuse Professional. These tests may be performed over a period of time and at random frequency. Limitations on such testing vary between agencies.

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