- May 26, 2020
- Posted by: Andrew Easler
- Category: Drug Testing News
The world has seen a substantial increase in unemployment due to COVID-19 and the subsequent statewide shutdowns. As states start pulling back on their shutdown policies, companies are starting to reopen. Employers who had previously laid employees off are now ready to hire again–part of that onboarding process includes pre-employment drug screening for many. The problem is not just finding a facility open and willing to conduct the test, the problem is also about cost and budget. The average drug test performed by a third party costs about $60 per employee depending on the type of test, location, and company performing the service. Due to COVID-19, companies who are strapped for cash and barely hanging on and even companies who still have reserves are seeking out the most cost effective strategy to get their employees back to work safely.
Easler Education Inc, operator of DrugTestingCourses.com, is pleased to announce that it has officially launched its specialized in-house drug and alcohol testing training program for employers who prefer to use their own employees to conduct drug testing. This program is designed to reduce expenses, increase productivity, and limit potential liability issues associated with exclusively utilizing third-party testing companies.
These turn-key bundles include everything employers need to start their in-house drug testing program and maintain a drug-free workplace. Training is facilitated through the company’s proprietary learning management system, EaslerLMS, and through several virtual consultations. There are three packages employers can choose from, depending on the legal authority the drug-free workplace derives (federal, state/company, or both):
- DOT Drug Testing Training Bundle
- NON-DOT Drug Testing Training Bundle
- DOT/NON-DOT Drug Testing Training Bundle (Combo)
James Timothy White, the co-founder of Easler Education Inc., indicates, “we know small businesses and employers across the globe are struggling to make it–now, more than ever, they need to reduce costs when bringing employees back to work or onboarding new employees. So we decided to create a specialized employer training program that helps them start or maintain their drug-free workplaces while also reducing risks and costs associated with using third-party drug testing companies.”
Employers who are interested in starting or improving their own in-house drug testing programs can begin by scheduling a free discovery call with a workplace drug testing expert or by enrolling in one of three bundles linked above.