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Drug and alcohol testing

Why perform drug testing?

Simply put, drug and alcohol use in the workplace affects your bottom line. According to the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA), 80 percent of illegal drug users are employed. Drug and alcohol users also:
  • Cause 65 percent of all on-the-job accidents
  • Use three times more medical benefits and incur 300 percent higher medical costs
  • Are absent from work an average of five days per month due to drug use
  • Are related to nearly 50 percent of all worker's compensation claims

Sanford Health Occupational Medicine Clinic wants to help you save money while increasing safety in the workplace. Sanford Health Occupational Medicine Clinic offers complete management of Department of Transportation (DOT) and non-DOT drug testing programs, including:

  • Pre-employment: A test employers choose to do before hiring a job applicant to ensure they are not using.
  • Random: An unscheduled, unannounced drug testing of randomly selected employees done in a nondiscriminatory manner.
  • Post-accident: A test conducted on employees who have been involved in a work-related accident (vehicular or otherwise) to determine whether drug or alcohol use was a factor.
  • Reasonable suspicion: Tests are conducted when a trained supervisor or company official observes behavior or appearance that is characteristic of drug or alcohol misuse.
  • Return-to-duty: Testing performed when an employee has violated the company's drug and alcohol conduct standards and returns to performing safety-sensitive duties.
  • Follow-up testing: Testing that is mandated by the substance abuse professional evaluating the employee for substance abuse. The minimum is six tests in first 12 months and follow-up testing can go on for years after to make sure that the employee is not using.

DOT's 10 Steps to Collection Site Security and Integrity

Additional services

  • Customized drug testing programs
  • Random testing consortium management (includes set up of random testing and maintenance of the testing pool)
  • Non-DOT quick testing that is internally monitored and reconfirmed by a Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration certified drug-testing laboratory when results are non-negative
  • Annual reporting and record maintenance
  • Reasonable suspicion training for small or large groups
  • Walk-in service for all drug and alcohol testing needs

Benefits of choosing Sanford Health Occupational Medicine Clinic

Sanford Health Occupational Medicine Clinic offers a host of services in Bismarck, Dickinson and Minot including:
  • Workplace injury management
  • Employment physicals
  • Physical therapy
  • Injury prevention
  • Drug and alcohol testing
  • Online reporting—accessible in real time
  • Walk-in service
  • Complete program management
  • DOT certified collectors