Drug & Alcohol Testing

Protecting Your Employees & Business

Sanford OccMed will help you prevent and manage drug abuse and alcoholism in the workplace. These abuses affect your employee’s safety and productivity, potentially causing:

  • 65% of work accidents
  • One-third less productivity from affected employees
  • The usage of three times as many sick days by affected employees

With a focus on employee safety, Sanford OccMed provides a wide network of collection facilities and certified collectors to meet your testing needs. We also offer complete management of Department of Transportation (DOT) and non-DOT testing programs. These services include random testing consortium management, annual reporting and record maintenance.

Certified Collectors

Drug screening and breath alcohol (BA) collection is a legal process that requires a DOT-certified collector to obtain samples consistently every time. A collector helps and instructs employees at a collection site, inspects the employee-provided specimen and initiates and completes the Federal Drug Testing Custody and Control Form (CCF).

If this collection process is not followed, screenings can be thrown out of court during legal proceedings. If a screening is invalidated, your company will not be able to take action against an employee who used drugs or alcohol in the workplace. Using a certified collector ensures the appropriate processes are followed.

We also offer third-party administrators and random program management. These programs include:

  • Customized drug testing options (prescription drugs, synthetic drugs)
  • Hair testing
  • Management of DOT and non-DOT testing programs
  • Reasonable suspicion and supervisor training

Medical Review Officers

Sanford OccMed’s medical review officers (MRO) are all DOT-certified and have additional training in understanding how prescriptions and drugs interact with the body. The DOT requires their drug screenings to be reviewed by an MRO and services staff to ensure all results are reported within DOT guidelines.

The MRO acts as a gatekeeper to ensure collection, testing and reporting is accurately completed according to DOT guidelines. The officer also confirms through donor interview whether or not a non-negative drug screening is valid due to prescription medication or actual drug use. This process will help you make employment decisions.

Reasonable Suspicion Education

Employers can’t ignore drug abuse and alcoholism use in the workplace. Around 75% of illegal drug users are employed.

Sanford OccMed offers reasonable suspicion training to help supervisors learn how to identify the signs and symptoms of drug abuse and alcoholism. We’ll work with your team to make the workplace safer. This DOT-compliant training is simple and convenient and we offer it at our occupational medicine clinics or on-site at your business.