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  •  Drug testing policies usually stem from (3+ / 0-)
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    catwho, JerryNA, jfdunphy

    a requirement from either a government agency like DOT or from the company's Workers Comp carrier. There are plenty of industries that should drug test due to the nature of the work but not all. I work for an electrical contractor we do pre-employment drug screening but that is all. We have been "encouraged" to do random screening by our WC carrier but so far have not instituted any program.

    I agree that the need to drug screen or credit check seems a little heavy handed. Aside from ideology though there are standards adopted by high risk occupations that require testing to keep us all safe.

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