For over 20 years now, companies have relied upon urine drug tests as a means of determining if someone is using drugs while on the job. It has become a tried-and-true method of drug testing, used heavily because it is cheap and easy to conduct. How is it done though, and just how accurate is it?
WHEN IS URINE TESTING DONE?
Any time that there is a question of the ability of someone to do their job because of drugs, testing is done. Many companies have random policies so that employees do not know when the urine test is going to happen. In addition, pre-employment drug testing is becoming more and more common throughout the United States. Drug testing through urine is also done in athletics as a means of determining if someone is using performance-enhancing drugs. If there has been an accident on the job, urine drug testing is also done as part of the post-accident investigation. Safety-related drug testing is also done, especially when the general public is in danger of someone who is on drugs, in the transportation, for example.