Many myths about occupational health screenings and related topics exist due to outdated knowledge and new, complex topics that have emerged in recent times. CredentialCheck debunks some of the most common myths to help employers stay within compliance.
Between changing regulations and emerging health screening needs, it is common for people to absorb misinformation or misunderstand what is standard and what is not. As a nationwide background screening company, CredentialCheck has encountered several myths confusing their clients. The following are a few of the most common misconceptions about health-related screening services.
Perhaps the newest myth that has emerged is the idea that marijuana testing should be removed from employee drug testing protocols in states that have legalized marijuana. The truth is that employers are still allowed to test for marijuana as there are no state or federal laws prohibiting it. However, the legal protections for employees using marijuana vary across areas, so organizations should consult the relevant regulations before taking any adverse action based on test results.
Another myth is that occupational health screenings are only relevant for employers working within DOT regulations for drivers. While many screenings are done specifically to comply with the Department of Transportation, these health checks are useful for many different job functions—and many different industries. They should be considered for any position that demands certain physical abilities to perform the role safely.
Finally, one of the most common myths is the notion that drug testing is infallible. It’s important to understand that employee drug testing can only provide confidence for set date ranges, which vary widely depending on the substance and the type of sample taken.
Find out more about healthcare background screening services by contacting CredentialCheck at (888) 689-2000. Information about their drug testing, pre-employment physicals, and other occupational health services can be found on their website. The company is located in Troy, Michigan, and serves employers nationwide from a variety of fields.