42,000 Americans come to work under the influence of an illegal substance everyday. Are you protecting your company from the potential hazards caused by altered employees? Learn everything you never needed to know about drug testing now.
Everything You Never Wanted to Know about Drug Testing
EVERYTHING YOU NEVER WANTED TO
KNOW ABOUT DRUG TESTING
The latest white paper from
KRESS Employment Screening
WHO IS USING DRUGS AT YOUR COMPANY?
More employees than you think are likely partaking in a controlled substance
The number of Americans that
come to work stoned each day
WHAT ARE THE EFFECTS OF DRUG USE?
Employees that use drugs are…
• 5 times more likely to file a workers’
• 4 times as likely to suffer an on-the-job injury
• 10 times more likely to miss work
• 33% less productive
• 3 times more costly to the U.S. healthcare
• Responsible for 40% of all industrial fatalities
HOW DO I PROTECT MY COMPANY?
Drug testing is the solution,
but you must implement it correctly.
WHO IS PERFORMING DRUG TESTS?
Most employers are using some type of drug testing
Pre-employment screening use
Used screening Did not use screening
For approximately how many
years has your organization been
conducting pre- and/or post-employment
7 years or
5 to 6
3 to 4
1 to 2
Information courtesy of http://www.globaldrugpolicy.org/Issues/Vol%205%20Issue%204/Basic-11-
WHAT ARE THE MOST COMMON DRUG TESTS?
Urine tests are the most commonly used in employment screening
• Urine tests
• Oral tests
• Hair tests
• Breath analysis
• Blood tests
Drugs Tested Detection Time in Urine
Amphatamines 1 to 2 days
2 to 10 days (time range depends on
frequency of use)
Cannabinoids (THC) 2 to 4 days
Cocaine 2 to 4 days
Phencyclidine (PCP) 14 to 30 days (longer for chronic users)
Opiates 2 days
Barbiturates 1 days to 3 weeks (short or long acting)
3 days to 6 weeks (longer for chronic
Methadone 3 days
Propoxyphene 6 hours to 2 days
Hair tests are more accurate, but
sometimes they are unrealistic in the pre-employment
screening process because of the
cost and the turnaround time.
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