Drug and Health Screenings
Let’s start with the basics
What are pre-employment drug and health screenings?
Pre-employment drug and health screenings include occupational health tests and controlled substance checks to determine a candidate’s fitness and eligibility for a role.
Why is understanding a candidate’s health important?
Health and drug screens help determine a candidate’s ability to perform certain roles safely. Think transportation and healthcare.
Following industry regulations to meet compliance standards is imperative even when hiring at scale in order to safeguard your business.
We’ve got you covered
Clinical and on-site drug screenings
Screen for the presence of alcohol and controlled substances with Checkr’s nationwide network of 600+ labs. Our panels can be customized for your hiring needs. Tests include:
Better candidate conversion
Determine a candidate’s physical fitness for a job with a specialized medical evaluation. Checkr’s integrated suite facilitates candidate self-schedule and aggregates documents. Tests include:
- Blood pressure
- Mental Health/Stress
- Titers and Vaccines for MMR, Varicella, TB, and others
Checkr’s drug and health screenings
Multi-Panel Drug Screening
Test for the presence of alcohol and controlled substances to determine a candidate’s fit and eligibility for a role.
DOT Pre-Employment Screening
This package is a commercial-grade test regulated by the DOT and includes a seven-panel drug screen, physical, detailed employment verification, and commercial MVR check.
Lab-Based Drug Screening
Lab-based drug screens are the most accurate way to test for the presence of drugs, though they may take longer than on-site screenings.
On-Site Drug Screening
A faster and less expensive alternative to lab-based drug screenings, the accuracy of on-site drug screens is lower, but they are a viable option for certain industries/workplaces.
What to keep in mind when performing drug and health screenings
With Checkr’s efficient portal your team is able to filter clinic types and candidates can self-schedule. If a dispute arises a medical review officer will be engaged automatically.
Some industries, like commercial transportation and healthcare, are overseen by regulatory bodies which have specific requirements regarding pre-employment screenings.
Your company’s drug policy
Beyond legal sanctions, your company will define the terms for a given role. Work with your in-house legal counsel to create your drug and health screening policy.
Federal, state, and local laws
Be aware of the laws governing health and drug tests in your jurisdiction, which in some cases require screenings to be later in the hiring process. Work with your in-house legal counsel to understand your legal obligations.
Why combine health screenings into background checks?
Checkr’s integrated suite handles the logistics of scheduling candidates and interpreting results. So you can manage your data in a central system with tailored or turnkey solutions.
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Driver and MVR Screenings
Understand information about your candidates’ driving record such as accidents or DUIs, and confirm license status and endorsements.