As an employer one way to protect yourself from the negative impacts of hiring a drug user is to perform pre-employment drug testing. Pre-employment drug testing is the most common type of drug testing performed and is usually performed after an employee has been offered a position with the company, but before the applicant starts working.
Pre-employment urine testing is mandated among federally-regulated employers who employ individuals in safety-sensitive positions including truck, bus and taxi drivers, railroad employees, and airplane pilots to name a few. But many non-mandated companies find protection in requiring pre-employment drug screening as well.
Urine testing is the most common form of pre-employment testing performed and is the only method that has been approved for federally-mandated testing. The urine testing has many benefits such as, consistent testing, cost-effective, and screens a wide variety of illicit and prescription drugs. The common drug classes tested are; amphetamines, barbiturates, benzodiazepine and metabolites, cannabinoids, carisoprodol metabolite, cocaine metabolite, fentanyl, heroin metabolite, MDMA, meperidine, methadone, opiates, oxycodone/oxymorphone, phencyclidine, propoxyphene, and tapentadol, tramadol.
Missouri OnSite Testing can offer pre-employment drug testing conveniently at your place of business. To find out additional information please contact our office at 417-831-MOST (6678) or review our website for a full list of services at www.mo-onsitetesting.com.