What are Oil & Gas Drug Tests?
Oil and Gas drug tests for employees, are a matter of serious concern. That’s because they are necessary to increase workplace safety. They’re also required to alleviate environmental risk and improve employee fitness for duty. So, oil companies regularly perform them.
How to Put Drug Testing in Place?
Safety critical industries like the Oil & Gas sector, develop robust policies to combat substance abuse. And those policies include regular drug testing. That’s because these policies ensure workplace safety, mitigates environmental risk, and enhances employee fitness for duty.
How is it Done in Oilfield?
Oilfield business customers require fast, proven, testing techniques that result in accurate assessments. To meet those requirements, we take lab-based urine tests to get histories of drug abuse. We also take hair sample tests to determine drug abuse history. So, both these techniques are used frequently as reliable measures of the last 3 months.
If the tests are failed, disciplinary action or dismissal generally follow. Other times rehabilitation follows.
Which Drugs do we Test for?
The main drugs tested for a presence are listed below. This is so because these drugs lead to an unclear mind.
- Cannabis (THC)
When is Testing Performed?
OIlfield companies execute tests at very specific intervals. Below are some examples of those times.
- Random testing
- Pre-employment screening
- Suspicious screening
- Post-incident testing
- Abstinence monitoring
Why are Oil & Gas Drug Tests Necessary?
Employees in the oilfield are responsible for a multitude of safety sensitive tasks. Because of that, it’s imperative that their mind is drug-free. Needless to day, drug testing is critical. So, let’s do our best to ensure everyone is safe at all times.
Mud Creek Medics
Our team of medical professionals perform these tests for numerous clients. We do these tests in our Testing Clinic, the Client’s Office or the Work Site. To help our clients, we provide all the supplies and reporting, as well.
To learn more, check out our Drug Testing services.