While ONSITE Drug Testing can be more expensive than sending employees to a clinic, there are several advantages to the employer that far exceed any increased testing cost.
Sending an employee or groups of employees to a clinic exposes employer to potential liability to both workers compensation and civil liability if they are in any accident on the way to or from the clinic. Employees are also exposed to sick patients in most occupational medicine clinics.
Employee does not have to leave work site. Employee continues to work until they are notified of their drug test. Employer does not have to pay for travel time to and from clinic and waiting time for the test.
Employees sent offsite to a clinic has the opportunity to drink large amounts of water to dilute test results and potential access to test adulterants.
We recommend a consultation with the safety director to design a comprehensive, cost effective plan to limit your exposure to costs and liablilities associated with substance abuse in the workplace.