What To Know
Secure Testing Services can perform random, or “spot,” drug testing for your organization. Random testing is a strong deterrent to drug users because it is conducted on an unannounced basis.
Using a random selection process (e.g., computer-generated), an employer selects one or more individuals from all the employees included in the employer’s workplace drug-testing program. By using a random selection process, employers ensure that there is no bias and that all employees have an equal chance of being selected, even those who have been drug tested recently. Random drug testing can be more effective at detecting and deterring drug use than pre-employment testing because employees do not know when they may be selected for testing.
Secure Testing Service is a leader in administering random testing for organizations looking to create a workplace that is not only drug-free, but any organization looking to increase its image in the community as a safe working environment for its’ valued employees. There are many benefits to starting a random drug testing program for any organization, and even may include significant discounts to worker’s compensation and company liability insurance.
Random drug testing works best when combined with a pre-employment testing program that is designed to keep drug users from being hired in the first place. Both reasons for testing should be included in the company’s employee drug testing policy, and to whatever degree is appropriate, should be openly shared with applicants and employees – as just having a program in place is an effective means of discouraging drug use.
Like pre-employment drug testing, there are several different specimen types suitable for random testing depending on company goals, policies, and budgets. Random drug testing is also effective at screening an employee population for drug use and then beginning a program that randomly selects a predetermined number of employees per month, or quarter, for continued testing.