If you live in one of the cities mentioned in the infographic, chances are that you may be asked to submit a drug test before getting a certain position. It is mainly required from the applicants who want to work in government, health care, manufacturing, automotive, transportation and logistics.
In these jobs, staying alert and accurate and keeping quick reflexes are vital. Substance use affects these characteristics which decreases the quality of work responsibilities’ fulfillment and can lead to incidents.
For this reason, some companies also use random, for-cause, and post-accident screening for drug use. It’s a quick procedure that can show the presence (or absence) of alcohol, certain prescription medications, and illegal drugs in the body.
Contrary to what many people might think, employers actually have the right to require their employees to submit drug tests on a regular basis. AddictionResource authors say it’s all about safety, though financial issue also plays its role.
Infographic by: addictionresource