Drug and Alcohol Testing
Drug and Alcohol Testing
It is commonly reported that drug and alcohol abuse in the workplace have cost companies billions of dollars in worker productivity, employee absences, and safety liability. Drug and alcohol testing is one of the first lines of defense for companies to keep their employees safe and to protect themselves against liability issues. Pre-employment drug and alcohol testing is a good first step to ensure that a company is bringing a good player into their organization. The testing programs that NOHS provides to companies can reduce liability, save money on insurance claims, save lives, and assist in identifying and aiding in the rehabilitation of employees. Additional periodic testing for post-accident, promotion, return to duty, random and more, also help to keep employees in check and your business operating safely and efficiently.
Medical Review Officer (MRO) and Medical Review Officer’s Assistant (MROA)
NOHS provides comprehensive Medical Review Officer services. The quality and confidentiality of NOHS’s service is exemplified by our on-staff MRO/MD. A certified MRO has completed specific training and passed an exam that is nationally recognized. Working closely with the testing laboratory, results are reviewed by the MRO.
Included within NOHS’s MRO services is that of the Medical Review Officer Assistant (MROA), an integral position within the drug and alcohol testing process. The MROA is a non-physician staff member who performs multiple administration functions on behalf of and under the supervision of the MRO. Our highly qualified and nationally certified on-staff MROA has had extensive experience, knowledge, and training.
In addition to working closely with our MRO, the MROA is the primary contact for day to day details and information related to drug and alcohol testing, communicating with collection sites, laboratories, employer representatives, HR, etc.
DOT Drug and Alcohol Testing
Federal and state government agencies enforce various regulations that companies are required to comply with. The Department of Transportation, FAA, FMCSA, FTA, USCG, FRA and PHMSA require companies with employees in safety-sensitive roles to be compliant with a DOT approved drug and alcohol testing program. It can be quite confusing to understand and to properly keep up with! We strictly adhere to the DOT standards in all areas of testing, ensuring that your company and your program will pass an audit, should the DOT decide to conduct one. NOHS can help keep your company in compliance with drug and alcohol testing requirements, advise on developing a workplace testing program and keep you up to date on changing information from the DOT as well as the other agencies.
- Assist with Writing Drug and Alcohol Testing Program In the Workplace
- Specimen collection and conducting drug and alcohol testing
- MRO Verified Results
- DOT Compliant Record Keeping
- Employee Representative Training
- Consortium Services
- FMCSA Clearinghouse
Random List Generation
NOHS employs a state-of-the-art software system to regulate and create all random lists for testing. Participants are mathematically chosen by the computer program, therefore eliminating the possibility of human manipulation. According to client specifications, participants can be grouped and chosen by occupation, location, shift, DOT, non-DOT, etc. We are prepared and equipped to handle the unique challenges and situations that occur with drug and alcohol testing. Random lists with names for alternate selection are available, maximizing the opportunity to test employees and, if required, meet certain percentage criteria.
Breath Alcohol Testing
The medical technicians at NOHS are certified to perform breath alcohol testing according to Federal DOT and Non-DOT standards. Testing, whether on-site or within the NOHS medical clinic, can easily be performed with results available immediately.
Types of Drug and Alcohol Testing
There are several methods for drug and alcohol testing, all of which are available in our clinic and on-site. With the expertise and knowledge of our professionals, NOHS will assist you in determining the best type of testing and what to test for, according to your workforce and your drug and alcohol testing program.
- Lab-Based Urine Testing
- Rapid Urine Testing
- Saliva Testing
- Blood Testing
- Hair and Nail Testing
- Breath Alcohol Testing
- Clinic Network For Out of Area/City/State Needs
- After Hours Services
- Post Accident Services
- On-Site Screening Services
- State of the Art Lab and Testing Facilities
- DOT/FMCSA Clearinghouse
- Medical Marijuana/OMMA
- Quest Diagnostics
- Omega Laboratories
- MedTox Laboratories
Let NOHS implement and efficiently maintain your workplace drug and alcohol testing program!