First Choice Drug Testing

Drug Policy for workplace

Safety is no accident, and there’s no such thing as too much training or too many standards and procedures in the workplace. But no matter how carefully you train your employees, accidents happen! Workers’ compensation insurance provides cash benefits and/or medical care for workers who are injured or become ill as a direct result of their job, and it protects businesses from out-of-pocket losses resulting from workplace accidents. First Choice is a full-service drug and alcohol testing lab conveniently located in southwest Little Rock, and we also offer fit-for-duty testing by appointment!

Worker’s compensation insurance is administered by The U.S. Department of Labor’s Office of Workers’ Compensation Programs (OWCP) and underwritten by insurance companies. Worker’s compensation provides benefits to employees who are injured on duty, including wage replacement benefits, and covers the associated medical expenses and rehabilitation costs for individuals who are injured at work or acquire an occupational disease.

The Occupational Safety and Health Act of 1970 guarantees your employees the right to a safe working environment. It’s your primary responsibility as an employer to retain suitable employees and set them up for success. This means training every employee in the proper safety procedures and empowering them to report hazards and safety issues without repercussions. Your employees must also successfully demonstrate that they’re physically capable of performing their duties before they start work or return to duty after illness or an accident.

We offer quick and confidential fit-for-duty exams by appointment, and we keep a Medical Review Officer (MRO) on staff to verify all testing results. The exam ensures that your new hires are up to the job and helps you document prior injuries so you won’t be forced to pay bogus claims for injuries unrelated to the workplace accident. If an employee files a worker’s compensation claim, he or she will need to undergo an additional exam before returning to work.

Your employees are your company’s most important asset, and it’s your responsibility to keep them safe at all times. The fit-for-duty exam is a crucial component of maintaining a safe working environment, and typically takes less than an hour! For more information or to schedule an appointment,contact us online or at 501-661-9992.