Random drug and alcohol testing is an effective way to deter substance misuse in the workplace. If your company’s current testing program is not having the desired results of reducing workplace accidents and you’re experiencing positive test results overall, or if you must comply with U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) regulations, a random drug and alcohol testing program is right thing to do.
How Does Random Selection Work
A percentage of the total pool of employees is tested annually, with each employee having the exact same chance of being selected (or not) with every random draw made.
To ensure defensibility, we use a computer-generated program using approved algorithms to perform selections and follow industry best practices to ensure a successful random program.
Your Compliance Account Representative will assist you in determining when to administer a random test and to whom, using our computer-generated random selection system that guarantees purely random selections. We select on a quarterly or monthly basis from your employee active roster ensuring that you are kept as a neutral party to the random selections. We also manage all record-keeping, ensuring that the random drug screening process maintains its objectivity.
Notification Letters outlining the random selections are E-mailed, U.S. Mailed or Faxed to you confidentially so you can manage the testing process as you desire. We will provide standard MIS Reports as required by DOT or we can customize reports to you meet your non-regulated human resource needs.
Some employees who are selected more than one time in a year think they are being singled-out. Those are not uncommon concerns among some employees, and many employers have been challenged in court to demonstrate that their programs are truly random. The reality is that in a truly random selection process, a high probability exists that some employees will be selected several times while others may never be selected. Why? Because after each selection, the employee’s name is returned to the same pool, and he or she becomes just as likely as anyone else to be selected next time.