The misuse of drugs in the work place is well publicized.  Drugs are costing the American business community billions of dollars every year.  Consider loss of productivity, medical expenses, absenteeism and work place crime related to drug abuse; all affecting your bottom line.  Drug abuse is not isolated to a few “types” of employees or even a certain type of company.  They are as prevalent on Main Street as they are on Wall Street.


Why Drug Test?
There are 3 frequently cited reasons that constitute reasonable grounds:

  1. Public Safety… where employees are directly responsible for the well-being and safety of others.

  2. Employee Safety… a major cause of accidents that can lead to injuries and possibly legal action for liability and negligence.

  3. Fitness for Duty… failure to produce properly made products can endanger the reputation of a company.


When to Drug Test?
Pre-employment is the most prevalent use of drug testing; however, testing current employees is on the increase.  It may be in response to a specific incident for the purpose of taking punitive action or initiating rehabilitation.  The 1st step would be to develop a comprehensive policy as required by the DRUG FREE WORK PLACE ACT OF 1991.  Legal counsel is strongly advised.


State-of-the-Art Screening

Access Cleveland has secured the services of a national clinical laboratory to perform the state-of-the-art urinalysis drug screen required by today’s needs.  Quest Diagnostic, available throughout the country, can have results, in most cases, within 24 hours.  Confirmed positives take an additional 24 hours.

Due to our large volume of clients, we are able to pass on the quantity discounts to our customers, therefore making the finest labs available to the smallest companies.  AND THERE IS NO EXTRA CHARGE FOR POSITIVE CONFIRMATIONS.



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