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Importance of Drug Screening New Employees

Blackboard with the text Health and Safety at workAs a private employer, you have the right to implement workplace policies regarding employee drug testing thanks to local, state and federal laws. If you decide to enforce drug testing when hiring, regulatory guidelines require a written policy to be administered. The policy should also serve as an educational tool for potential employees.

If you’re unsure whether or not to implement drug screening for new employees, below are a few reasons you may want to consider it.

Workplace Safety

If your place of work requires the operation of machinery, manual labor or driving of any kind, it’s smart to drug screen new employees for the safety of everyone. In addition to new employee drug screening, random testing can also be helpful.

State and Federal Regulations

Depending on the industry your company is in, some state and federal regulations may require drug screening. For example, the U.S. Department of Transportation requires drug testing for many occupations related to transportation. Healthcare and education occupations may also be required to do drug testing, depending on the state.

Public Relations

Even if you are not required by law to enforce employee drug screening, it can often serve as a boost to the public perception of your company. Keeping your company transparent will help to gain the trust of the public and will attract consumers to your products or services.


If a drug screening is performed prior to hiring (and random drug testing implemented throughout employment), employees are much less likely to abuse illegal substances. Screening employees shows that your company takes drug use seriously.

If you would like to implement drug screening and/or random drug testing for your potential and current employees, contact the CareNow Home Office at (972) 745-7500 and ask to speak with an Occupational Marketing Representative.

Disclaimer: Patients’ health can vary. Always consult with a medical professional before taking medication, making health-related decisions or deciding if medical advice is right for you.


Occupational Medicine & Occupational Health – Keeping your workers safe

The workplace can be a hazardous environment.  Even in office settings, health and safety awareness is extremely important.  In fact, there are approximately 270 million work-related accidents each year.  Sometimes, these accidents and illnesses can result in an employee missing work or being placed on modified duty, which can greatly reduce productivity and overall revenue.  So how can you keep your employees safe and healthy?  One way is by working with an occupational health clinic that understands the unique issues you face as an employer.


An occupational health clinic has a specific focus: keeping your workers safe, healthy and on the job.  Occupational physicians need to have a wide knowledge of clinical medicine in order to treat a variety of health and safety issues in the workplace.


The purpose of occupational medicine is simple.  Its goal is to maintain the highest degree of physical, mental and psychological well-being in any work environment.  If your employees are not properly matched to the work they’re doing, there is a higher chance for injury, illness, or overall job dissatisfaction.  Occupational medicine makes sure that the work is right for the worker, and that the worker is right for the job.


Clinics like CareNow that focus on occupational health, offer a comprehensive range of services designed to keep your company as productive as possible.  A sample of the occupational health services offered at CareNow include:


• Pre-employment and random drug testing

• Pre-employment physicals

• Treatment of work injuries

• Post job offer and commercial driver medical exams

• FAA flight physicals


A good occupational clinic will take a comprehensive approach when working with your employees. The focus is on getting them back to work, and getting you the information you need about the health and safety of your employees.  A Corporate medical clinic will work hand-in-hand with employers to provide clear answers and direction about their employee’s health and safety.


Employees are a business’ most important asset.  It’s crucial to make sure your employees are well cared for and functioning at their maximum capability.  By partnering with an occupational health facility like CareNow, both you and your employees can achieve protection and peace of mind.