Substance abuse in the workplace can be extremely dangerous, putting the safety of everyone involved at risk. As an employer, you may be unsure about what steps to take when you discover one of your employees has been abusing illegal drugs or prescription medication.
The role of a Substance Abuse Professional (SAP) is to assess any worker who has disclosed a substance abuse problem or tested positive on a drug and alcohol test. They help you and your employee chart a legal and productive path forward.
Call 1-866-944-4473 or contact us online to speak with your account representative regarding the best route for an SAP assessment. Your account rep can put you in touch with a SAP that meets your company needs.
Different Test Types
SureHire’s qualified Substance Abuse Professionals can...
- Facilitate assessments
- Interpret recommendations
- Coordinate treatment and return-to-work testing recommendations
- Create an unannounced follow-up testing schedule
The employer does not need to be involved in any of the above steps, as case managers personally handle of every part of this process.
The advice of our SAPs can help you determine whether you are legally obligated to maintain your worker's employment, and help you determine how to safely accommodate their substance problem. These services help employers adhere to the Canadian Human Rights definition of a disability. This reduces the risk of committing worker discrimination against those with a substance abuse/dependence disorder.
Upon completion of the evaluation, we'll still be available to provide follow-up support and ensure all recommended steps are being taken.
All follow-up testing results will be tracked in SureLink, the same online database that employers access for test results for an easy, streamlined experience.
Understanding the Results
Our Substance Abuse Professionals determine which of the following categories best describes each candidate:
- No substance abuse
- Mild substance abuse
- Moderate substance abuse
- Severe substance abuse
The SAP can then provide recommendations according to the severity of the problem. These recommendations are designed to ensure that:
- your workplace stays safe, healthy, and productive, and
- you understand your legal obligations in every situation.