Easy Steps to Prepare for a Drug Test

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Many employers across the U.S. require their employees to participate in standardized drug testing. Research has demonstrated that routine drug tests have the ability to reduce absenteeism, increase retention rates and improve productivity among employees.

If your employer has required you to take a drug test, here are a few simple steps that can help you be better prepared for your appointment:

  • Bring your identification: Before your appointment can begin, you will need to be able to prove your identity. Be sure to bring a government-issued ID that you can present to your testing facility’s personnel.
  • Minimize personal items: When you arrive for your appointment, you will be asked to place any personal items aside in a secure location. To streamline the process for you and your technician, it is best to only bring essential items with you to your test.
  • Remove outer layers of clothing: Certain drug tests may require you to take off jackets or other outer layers of your clothing. Your technician will instruct you as to which items you may need to remove in order to properly take the test.
  • Schedule childcare: It is in your and your child’s best interest to arrange for childcare during the time of your drug test appointment. Children are not permitted inside of the collection area where your testing will take place. Additionally, children should not be left unattended in any waiting area.

Through these easy steps, you can feel better prepared for your test and ensure your appointment runs as smoothly as possible. For more information on drug testing please contact Partners In Safety today.

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