A 1989 U.S. Department of Labor study estimates 87% of companies with 5,000 or more employees have drug testing policies - thus leaving small companies at risk for drug using employees.
In 1992, the Bush administration released a national drug control policy, which proposes that all businesses implement programs to make the workplace drug free. The strategies outlined in the policy encouraged the use of confidential and accurate drug screening as part of a comprehensive program.
Three frequently cited reasons constituting resonable grounds for drug testing are:
Public Safety: This is a primary concern in indutries where employeed are responsible for the well being of others.
Employee Safety: Accidents resulting from drug use can lead to serious injury. Failure to removie drugs from the workplace can lead to lawsuits for liability and negligence.
Corporate Reputation: Failure to produce high quality goods and services can endanger the reputation of your company.
SOHC obtains specimens from your employees for drug testing, which are then packaged and sent to the toxicology lab of your choice. Following the legal chain-of-custody procedure, SOHC ensures that sample identificatiion and integrity are maintained throughout the collection and testing process. An instant test preformed in the office is also available.
ADA compliant pre-placement history and physical
DOT medical certification
Surveillance exams (hazardous materials, asbestos, other OSHA mandated exams)
Emergency response team exams
Respirator medical certification
Executive and periodic examinations
Fitness for Duty (return to work)
A thorough physical examination carefully performed by medical professionals on the SOHC team will assist employers in matching an employee to a specific job assisgnment. The purpose of the physical exam includes:
Detecting the presence of physical limitations that may affect the ability of the employee to safely perfom his or her work duties.
Defining, if any, work restrictions or accomodations needed for the employee.
Diagnosing medical conditions needing follow-up treatment by the employee's primary care physician.
Decreasing health care costs and lost time which result from medical conditions which may have otherwise been left undetected or untreated.
COMPONENTS OF A PHYSICAL EXAMINATION:
Vital Statistics: Height, Weight, Blood Pressure
Vision Screen: Far, Color, Depth
Dip Urinalysis: Specific Gravity, pH, Glucose, Protein, Blood