Drug Testing Services to Meet US DOT, FAA, FTA, FMCSA, and PHIMSA Requirements
Norton Medical Industries’ (NMI) mission is to discourage the use of drugs, via drug testing services, in the workplace. The implementation of this simple concept has dramatically reduced drug usage, accidents and injury in every industry and workplace.
In the federally regulated workplace the incidence of drug use is one in 165 employed randomly tested workers. In the general population the incidence of a person who uses cocaine, marijuana, amphetamine, opiates is one in four.
Norton Medical will help you with every aspect of your program with written drug and alcohol plans, worker education, supervisor education, collection sites, random selections audit support, MIS reports and statistical summary reports. Everything you need will be on your website for your company.
Federally regulated drug testing started in 1989 when the Department of Transportation implemented its drug and alcohol testing program for covered workers. When the DOT-regulated drug testing program began, 18% of American truck drivers drug tested positive for cocaine, marijuana or amphetamines. The rate of positive drug tests has since dropped tremendously. In 1998, 5% of pre-employment drug tests came back positive for illicit drugs, and for those employees in random drug testing programs, the positive drug test rate was less than 2%. In the FAA program, the positive drug test rate fell to less than 1%. The federal drug testing program focuses on urine drug testing. A chain of custody form is used to ensure the drug testing process integrity. Urine analysis is first processed with a general drug screening test for the presence of illicit drugs, and if the initial drug test comes back positive, the drug test screen is then re-tested utilizing a more accurate drug test called GC/MS where the sample is vaporized and then bombarded with electrons to create a unique fingerprint of the drug. This drug test is reliable enough to use as evidence in a court of law.
Enroll your company in our Anti-Drug Program today! For Drug Testing Services, call Norton Medical Industries at (800) 243-7669