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Each year drug and alcohol abuse costs U.S. companies billions of dollars, which includes turnover rates for employees, unexcused absences, lower productivity, accidents, and increased workers’ compensation claims. According to the National Safety Council, employees who abuse prescription drugs are two to five times more likely to take unexcused absences, be late for work, be injured or violent at work, file workers’ compensation claims, and quit or be fired within one year of employment.
Opioids are a class of drugs that include both legal (available by prescription) and illegal drugs. They pose both a health and safety risk in the workplace. These prescription medications are typically highly addictive drugs even when taken as prescribed and have the potential to increase the risk of workplace accidents, errors, and injuries. These drugs chemically interact with opioid receptors on nerve cells in both the body and the brain. In addition to pain relief, these pills produce a euphoric feeling easily leading to dependence or misuse.
An eCCF is an electronic version of the traditional, five-part paper Custody and Control Form (CCF) – the document used for drug test ordering, specimen collection processing, and chain of custody documentation for workplace drug testing.
DISA stays ahead of the evolving demand for workplace substance abuse prevention by providing innovative drug testing solutions for all industries. By leveraging technology and industry-leading expertise, our solutions offer you a higher standard of testing, keeping you armed with the tools you need to make the best, most informed employment decisions possible for your business.
With over 30 years of experience, DISA assists company’s in making informed staffing decisions by providing an abundance of industry-leading drug and alcohol testing, compliance services, and background screening options.
Having a random drug test policy is considered one of the best tools employers have for deterring drug and alcohol use in the workplace. Employers randomly test employees for compliance with their corporate drug-free workplace policy. Typically, these employees are selected by an outside third-party administrator or a computer program. The random selection process gives an equal probability that any employee from a group of employees will be selected for a test. For example, if a client has eight individuals with a 50% random percentage for a year, then four individuals will get pulled for a random each year.
As a provider of workplace safety and compliance services with more than 30 years of experience, DISA helps thousands of companies across the globe make more informed staffing decisions by offering a broad array of industry-leading screening and compliance services.
The Return-to-Duty (RTD) test is often given after an employee has violated a company’s drug and alcohol policy. If the violation occurs in a safety-sensitive position (for example oil and gas, construction, or transportation) the employee must be removed from duty immediately. If the employee is not in a safety-sensitive position, actions can vary.
The DISA Contractors Consortium (DCC) manages the multitude of workplace screening requirements that contractor companies must meet to work at safety-focused worksites across several industrial sectors. The DCC manages reciprocal policies and programs around the special requirements of various owners, operators, safety councils, or federal regulatory agencies. This unique ability reduces job-hopping and mitigates the need for multiple programs. The DCC has more than 20,000 participating contractor companies in the consortium and continues to make compliance easier to manage and cheaper to maintain.
For more than 30 years, DISA has made it our mission to develop drug testing solutions that stay ahead of the evolving demand for workplace safety in the wake of increased substance abuse. By leveraging technology and industry-leading expertise, our solutions offer employers a higher standard of testing, keeping you armed with the tools you need to make the best, most informed employment decisions possible for your business.
A Medical Review Officer (MRO) is a licensed physician who is responsible for reviewing laboratory results generated by an employer’s drug testing program. Federal regulators require that physicians be a Doctor of Medicine (MD) or Doctor of Osteopathy (DO). Medical Review Officers must have knowledge about the pharmacology and toxicology of prescription as well as illicit drugs, as well as federal agency drug-testing regulations and guidelines, such as the DOT.
One of the most important things for companies is limiting downtime and keeping their employees in the field working. DISA Global Solutions recognizes this and has tripled our on-site collection capabilities over the past year. DISA provides customers with a completely secure and professional means of drug and alcohol testing. Our experienced staff is responsible for specimen collections, ensuring chain of custody procedures, and upholding absolute discretion and confidentiality with our customers.
DISA's decades of drug testing compliance experience helped create several new products to help ensure your corporate policies are exactly what you need.
A criminal history check helps to ensure that you’re hiring the right employee and creating a safe working environment. In addition, including this search on your background check will reduce risks, protect your organizations’ assets and reputation, reduce on-the-job incidents, and prevent lawsuits, fines, and fees.