Workplace Drug Test
Depending on what company you work at, you may be required to take a drug test. Drug testing is most frequently required by companies that are large corporations, companies who do government contract work, and companies where workers handle heavy machinery. A drug test is seen by some as an invasion of privacy, but with the prevalence of drugs in society and the errors in judgment that people may make while using drugs, a drug test can be a smart move for a business. It is becoming more and more likely that individuals will have to undergo a drug test before employment. Smaller companies, however, may not have the resources or the inclination to demand a drug test. If you are wondering whether or not the company you are interviewing with requires a drug test, it is still better not to ask in the interview situation. They will tell you whether or not you need a drug test when you get hired.
The most common type of drug test is a urine drug test. Typically, the hiring company will refer new potential employees to an outside lab, as most companies do not have their own drug testing facilities. In the lab, you will be required to give a urine sample. This is considered the fastest, easiest, and most accurate drug test available. Other kinds of drug test involve samples of blood or hair to determine if a person is a drug user. Different kinds of drug tests can confirm all kinds of drug use within the past few weeks to the past few months depending on the test. The best way to pass a drug test, is, of course, to not use drugs. Drug tests may seem like an invasion of privacy to some, even though individuals make a choice as to what company they want to work for. In general, drug testing is required to help a company make the right hiring decisions. Some companies require randomized drug testing as well.
Disclaimer: Cliff Schaffer does not personally endorse or support any of the comments made within the writings of this article.