In a fast-paced world, almost everybody will do almost everything to land a job. This includes the tedious process of fine-tuning the appropriate application documents needed, putting in the necessary financial means, and this may or may not include drug tests. Various employers have their own reasons of putting up dug tests in their job application scenarios, ranging from liability reductions to plain insurance cost-cutting. Even the Federal Government mandates every business establishments to be clean of drug-related blemishes before they could ever get their hands on a business contract, and before actual work commences.
However, there are still a few commercial establishments that can be considered "drug-test free". But as the size and number of employees increase, so is the responsibility of ensuring the integrity of their workforce...ensuring chemicals like metabolites don't hamper with employees' productivity and work ethics.
With this in mind it is also worth mentioning that the possibility of certain drug-screening procedures affecting the productivity of employees is there. And the vast majority of employers still think that the only way employment considerations can be truly put to consideration is to employ clean drug-testing procedures in their premises.
There are also restrictions on the employer's end as to when, how, and why a drug testing should be put to order. One is that employers must do drug screenings to test for drugs - the law forbids the testing of other illnesses or medical situations during drug tests. This seem to shed light to the importance of knowing how long substances included in drug testing remain in one's body which is tackled later in this book.
Drug testing may consist of the following types: hair testing, alcohol, oral fluid-based/saliva drug screens, blood tests, sweat drug screens, testing for anabolic steroids, diagnostic screenings, and urine drug screens. Another type of drug testing-random screening-is one with the most controversy and opposition so strong that some places like Road Island and California (to name a few) has come up with their own countermeasures that puts a restriction of screenings in private places to prevent undependable and unjust procedures.
The following articles will prove useful to those badly in need of negative drug-testing results for employment purposes, as well as detailed step-by-step guides and additional information on the different procedures and how to get you prepared. It is also worth mentioning here that there are many websites on the internet offering discussions, forums, and experiences where you can learn a lot on this matter. Some even offer products that can help you pass the test. All will ultimately depend on your judgment since this article will only serve as a guide.
Chapter 2: Knowing the Substance
Some of the well-known ways of doing drug tests are post-accident, random, pre-employment, return-to-duty, and reasonable suspicion testing. Of these,...