FAQ's - For Employers
You bet! We’ll bring our MOBILE TESTING TRAILER to your location (WHEREVER you’re working!) to complete A&D Testing, Mask Fit Testing, Hearing Testing, Health Assessments, PFT’s and COVID-19 Testing.
We can also complete most testing IN YOUR OFFICE. If you have a private washroom and office we can have access to for the duration of testing then we’re set!
Mobile & Onsite Testing saves you TIME and $ so call us TODAY and let’s create a plan that works for you!
Yes! We understand that you need to get OnSite fast so we ensure you will leave our office with a Clean Card in hand (for Express drug testing and breath alcohol testing) providing your result is negative of course!
The standard drug test is the Panel 5 (also called Panel 7) – tests for Marijuana, Cocaine, Opiates (Codeine, Morphine, Heroin), PCP (phencyclidine) and Amphetamines (Amphetamine, Methamphetamine, Ecstasy)
Panel 8 – all Panel 5 drugs + Oxycodone (a semi-synthetic Opiate not included in the standard Opiates panel)
Panel 10 + 12 – All Panel 5 drugs + some or all of the following:
Oxycodone (a semi-synthetic Opiate not included in the standard Opiates panel), Benzodiazepines, Barbiturates, Methadone and Propoxyphene
We complete urine, hair and oral fluid drug testing. Depending on the situation and reason for testing, each method of testing has its benefits.
Urine lab – gold standard of drug testing. Most accurate/ reliable and legally defensible.
Oral fluid – shorter detection window, least intrusive, useful in shy bladder situations and remote locations
Hair – historic drug use. 30-90 days in the past. It takes approximately 5-10 days from the time of drug use for the hair containing drug to grow above the scalp where it can be collected.
Adulterants can be detected at the time of collection and during the laboratory analysis. Collectors are trained and certified to follow Department of Transportation guidelines and protocols enabling them to effectively identify samples that are tampered with, including evaluating temperature, unusual colour or odour, foreign substances, or tampering and substitution.
Absolutely. Call our main # any time of day to be directed to our on-call technician who will make sure you have your testing completed as soon as you need. (844) 825 5030
Your company Drug and Alcohol Policy will answer this question for you.
Best practice is to remove the employee from safety-sensitive duties and have the employee complete an Substance Abuse Assessment with a Substance Abuse Professional (SAP). Assure’s Return-To-Duty Program is your best option in ensuring the employee gets the assistance they require AND your workplace stays safe.
A Medical Review Officer is a licensed physician and who is responsible for receiving and reviewing laboratory results generated by an employer’s drug testing program and evaluating medical explanations for certain drug test results.
Your company Drug and Alcohol Policy will outline this.
Canadian Model Recommendation – 0.04
Department of Transportation Requirement (DOT) – 0.02