One very effective approach to addressing the problem of drug abuse in the workplace is a well-administered random drug testing program. Random testing of employees is a suspicion-less form of drug testing. Random testing helps employers identify individuals who have a substance abuse problem while at the same time deterring others from starting or continuing to use drugs.
More companies are conducting random testing according to one national study. In 2011, 47 percent of employers indicated that they conduct random testing compared to 46 percent in 2010 and 39 percent in 2006.
Learn more in this technical paper prepared by Bill Current, president of WFC & Associates, LLC, and brought to you by Alere Toxicology.The overview information addresses a number of the features and techniques commonly used to manage a random drug testing program.