Post-Accident Drug Testing 

Health Screenings USA provides post-accident drug testing and post-accident breath alcohol testing for DOT and NON-DOT regulated companies with testing centers in most cities and within minutes of the worksite or accident scene. In addition, on-site drug testing is also available when an employee cannot travel to a drug testing center.

Post-Accident Drug TestingPost-accident drug testing is available for construction sites, vehicle accident scenes, hospitals, or any type of worksite.

A post-accident drug test should be conducted within 32 hours of the accident for the drug test and within 8 hours when administering a breath alcohol test. When a post-accident drug test cannot be conducted within the window of detection period, it is still important to have a drug or alcohol test conducted at the earliest possible time.

Post-accident testing is an important tool when determining employee impairment on the job or when challenging a workers compensation claim or unemployment compensation case. Any employer who conducts post-accident testing should ensure that post-accident drug testing is part of the companies written drug free workplace policy and all employees are fully aware the post-accident drug testing will be conducted in accordance with the company’s drug testing policy.

Post-accident drug testing can be a 5 panel, 10 panel or 12 panel screen and testing methods include urine, hair, oral fluid and blood.

Drug test screening groups commonly used are a 5 panel, 10 panel and 12 panel drug test,(panels specify how many drugs will be screened) however customized screening can be analyzed for drugs such as opiates, bath salts, synthetic cannabinoids and a wide range of prescription drugs.

Many States encourage employers to be a drug free workplace and several States provide a discount on workers compensation premiums, if the business owner is certified as a drug free workplace and the drug testing program complies with State law.

A drug testing specimen which has an initial positive result will be sent for additional testing through a screening process called a confirmation test, once the confirmation test has been completed a final result will be reported.

In most cases a drug test result by the laboratory will be sent to a Medical Review Officer (MRO) for review and verification and in the event that the result is positive the MRO will attempt to contact and interview the donor to determine if there is any lawful or legitimate reason why the specimen has an illegal drug or prescription drug in the donors system.

Drug testing is a valuable tool for employers who wish to maintain a drug free workplace environment and State and Federal courts have consistently upheld the rights of the employer to be a drug free workplace and take disciplinary action when an employee has a positive drug test.

If you are an employer currently in need of a post-accident drug or alcohol test at one of our drug testing locations or if you need on-site post-accident drug testing, Health Screenings USA is ready to help! Call us today!

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