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EVERYTHING YOU NEVER WANTED TO 
KNOW ABOUT DRUG TESTING 
The latest white paper from 
KRESS Employment Screening
WHO IS USING DRUGS AT YOUR COMPANY? 
More employees than you think are likely partaking in a controlled substance 
The num...
WHAT ARE THE EFFECTS OF DRUG USE? 
Employees that use drugs are… 
• 5 times more likely to file a workers’ 
compensation c...
HOW DO I PROTECT MY COMPANY? 
Drug testing is the solution, 
but you must implement it correctly.
WHO IS PERFORMING DRUG TESTS? 
Most employers are using some type of drug testing 
Pre-employment screening use 
among emp...
WHAT ARE THE MOST COMMON DRUG TESTS? 
Urine tests are the most commonly used in employment screening 
• Urine tests 
• Ora...
INTERESTED IN MORE ABOUT DRUG TESTING? 
Get it now.
www.kressinc.com 
KRESS Employment Screening 
320 Westcott Street, Suite 108 
Houston, Texas 77007 
Phone: 888.636.3693 
F...
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Everything You Never Wanted to Know about Drug Testing

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42,000 Americans come to work under the influence of an illegal substance everyday. Are you protecting your company from the potential hazards caused by altered employees? Learn everything you never needed to know about drug testing now.

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Everything You Never Wanted to Know about Drug Testing

  1. 1. EVERYTHING YOU NEVER WANTED TO KNOW ABOUT DRUG TESTING The latest white paper from KRESS Employment Screening
  2. 2. WHO IS USING DRUGS AT YOUR COMPANY? More employees than you think are likely partaking in a controlled substance The number of Americans that come to work stoned each day
  3. 3. WHAT ARE THE EFFECTS OF DRUG USE? Employees that use drugs are… • 5 times more likely to file a workers’ compensation claim • 4 times as likely to suffer an on-the-job injury • 10 times more likely to miss work • 33% less productive • 3 times more costly to the U.S. healthcare system • Responsible for 40% of all industrial fatalities
  4. 4. HOW DO I PROTECT MY COMPANY? Drug testing is the solution, but you must implement it correctly.
  5. 5. WHO IS PERFORMING DRUG TESTS? Most employers are using some type of drug testing Pre-employment screening use among employers Used screening Did not use screening 80% 70% 60% 50% 40% 30% 20% 10% 0% For approximately how many years has your organization been conducting pre- and/or post-employment 7 years or more 5 to 6 years 3 to 4 years 1 to 2 years Less than 12 months drug testing Information courtesy of http://www.globaldrugpolicy.org/Issues/Vol%205%20Issue%204/Basic-11- 22Efficacy%20Study%20Publication%20Final.pdf
  6. 6. WHAT ARE THE MOST COMMON DRUG TESTS? Urine tests are the most commonly used in employment screening • Urine tests • Oral tests • Hair tests • Breath analysis • Blood tests Drugs Tested Detection Time in Urine Amphatamines 1 to 2 days Methamphetamines 2 to 10 days (time range depends on frequency of use) Cannabinoids (THC) 2 to 4 days Cocaine 2 to 4 days Phencyclidine (PCP) 14 to 30 days (longer for chronic users) Opiates 2 days Barbiturates 1 days to 3 weeks (short or long acting) Benzodiazepines 3 days to 6 weeks (longer for chronic users) Methadone 3 days Propoxyphene 6 hours to 2 days Chandra says… Hair tests are more accurate, but sometimes they are unrealistic in the pre-employment screening process because of the cost and the turnaround time.
  7. 7. INTERESTED IN MORE ABOUT DRUG TESTING? Get it now.
  8. 8. www.kressinc.com KRESS Employment Screening 320 Westcott Street, Suite 108 Houston, Texas 77007 Phone: 888.636.3693 Fax: 888.636.3694

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