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Random Drug & Alcohol Testing

Random Drug & Alcohol Testing

Random drug and alcohol testing is a highly effective deterrent to substance abuse in the workplace.

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Random drug and alcohol testing is a highly effective deterrent to substance abuse in the workplace.

Random testing helps identify substance abuse and as a result helps employers

  • Facilitate treatment for workers.
  • Improve work-site safety.
  • Reduce incidents and Workers’ Compensation Board (WCB) claims.
  • Decrease employer liability.
  • Promote a culture of safety in the workplace.

SureHire offers different types of defensible random programs to suit individual employer requirements.

Our expertise in random testing ensures a true random selection by using a Department of Transportation (DOT) approved random number generator that uses an internal random number generation logarithm to give each worker in the pool an equal chance of being selected each time a population list is run on the program.

This completely removes the employer from the selection process and guarantees integrity and defensibility.

Traditional

  • Each individual in the pool has an equal chance of being selected every testing period (monthly, quarterly, etc.).
  • The program does not factor in whether a worker has been previously tested.
  • This is the most common type of random drug and alcohol testing program.

Weighted

  • People who have not yet been chosen for testing have a greater statistical chance of being selected.
  • Allows for a higher percentage of your workforce to be picked annually.
  • Workers have the chance to be picked more than one time.

DARRPP

  • Drug and Alcohol Risk Reduction Pilot Project (www.darrpp.ca)
  • Alberta’s Drug and Alcohol Risk Reduction Project (DARRPP) is a two-year initiative to evaluate and report on the effectiveness of comprehensive workplace alcohol and drug programs that will include random workplace testing.
  • DARRPP is led by a multi-stakeholder working group that includes major oil sands industry employers and labour providers. Working from a shared model, participating employers will introduce and monitor random workplace testing programs for safety-sensitive positions and share statistics related to their implementation.
  • Contact SureHire at 1-866-944-4473 and ask to speak to an account representative to learn more about how DARRPP impacts employers.

Prior to implementing a random testing program, ensure that your drug and alcohol policy clearly identifies random testing as a component to the overall drug and alcohol testing program. SureHire’s expertise with human rights legislation, privacy policies, and managing random programs provides protection and advice for the employer and worker.

Testimonials & Case Studies

This industrial construction company implemented pre-hire Fitness-to-Work testing with SureHire in April 2012. From April 2012 to December 2015, *4322* candidates were tested.

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