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Why Drug Test?


Substance Abuse takes a heavy toll on American business and homes. Drug use in the workplace costs employers approximately $81 Billion each year in lost productivity (U.S. Department of Labor) Left unchecked, drug abuse can seriously compromise the integrity and stability of your workplace. It is well known how substance abuse can prevent children and young adults from succeeding in school, careers, and family life. American Drug Scan, Inc. can assist organizations and individuals in their quest for a drug -free environment.

Nearly 7% of adults employed full-time and 9% of those employed part-time currently use illegal drugs (Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA). More than 70% of substance abusers hold some type of job (American Council of Drug Education)

Mandated Federal Testing: Office of Drug and Alcohol Policy and Compliance The Omnibus Transportation Employee Testing Act of 1991 requires drug and alcohol testing of safety-sensitive transportation employees in aviation, trucking, railroads, mass transit, pipelines, and other transportation industries. DOT publishes rules on who must conduct drug and alcohol tests, how to conduct those tests, and what procedures to use when testing. These regulations cover all transportation employers, safety-sensitive transportation employees, and service agents- roughly 10 million people. Encompassed in 49 Code of Federal Regulations (CFR) Part 40, the Office of Drug and Alcohol Policy & Compliance (ODAPC) publishes, implements, and provides authoritative interpretations of these rules. (Please go to the DOT website: www.dot.gov/ostldapc)