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Employee Drug Deterrents

You may be in an industry where keeping employees off drugs is easier said than done. It’s not so simple for those with large groups of employees to manage and oversee. Luckily, there are several drug testing solutions for businesses to keep drugs and alcohol out of the workplace. If you’re needing help coming up with drug deterrents for employees, my drug testing lab can help.


Drug Deterrents Used for Employees

Some employees may have passed the pre-screening drug test with flying colors, yet began using again once they got the job. The Department of Transportation (DOT) has built-in requirements for ongoing testing to deter this kind of behavior. However if you’re not under DOT regulations, you may need assistance in coming up with ways to encourage employees to stay sober and drug-free. Here are some that I recommend:

Random Drug Testing

Because DOT requires such strict drug testing, it’s a great organization to take notes from. DOT doesn’t only regulate that tests be performed, they even have stipulations on the restroom used to collect the sample. While you may not go to DOT extremes, one great thing they do is require random drug testing of employees. This puts employees on alert at all times that they could be drug tested, and deters (at least some of them) from using.

Breath Alcohol Tests

We offer immediate breath alcohol testing services, and we even come to you. Our mobile team has BAT-certified technicians that can be to your office within minutes. We perform breath tests to determine if recent alcohol use has been involved. Having random breath tests, or breath testing employees suspected of alcohol use on-site, is a great way to show you’re serious about a no-alcohol or drugs policy at work.

Sweat Patches

A sweat patch is new technology that monitors drug and alcohol use 24/7. A thin patch is worn on the skin and includes a unique serial number and plenty of adhesive to withstand water or exercise. The patch collects sweat and can be later analyzed for traces of drug or alcohol use. Because it monitors day and night, and cannot be tampered with, it’s a great deterrent for drug and alcohol use.

Interested in finding a drug testing partner for your workplace?

Call me at my ARCpoint Labs location in Worcester today!

(774) 314-9551

  1. May 25, 2012 at 5:10 pm

    These are great ways to keep employees honest and discourage drug or alcohol abuse after they have already started working.

  1. October 31, 2012 at 3:07 am

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