Post Job Offer/ Pre-Employment
In this critical period, the fine turning of job candidates can be extremely helpful; potentially giving new employees a running start and assuring their ability to perform the duties of the job.
Substance Abuse Testing
The testing process may be limited to evidence of abuse for drugs or alcohol, or it may be expanded to access the use of legally obtained medications which may be contraindicated in safety sensitive positions.
Under the guidelines of the American Disabilities Act, the pre-employment evaluation serves two purposes: 1) the job categories with critical duties requiring certain physical capabilities. 2) The medical evaluation and test determine the ability to perform within these justifiable and specific guidelines. In federally monitored programs, such as seen in the transportation industries, the ability to meet minimal federal standards can be tested. In addition, the pre-employment physical allows for a “snap shot” of the past and present health of the employee at the time of hire. This information can be invaluable should some new health issue arise at a later date.
Training programs can be administered to the post job offered pre-employment candidate covering general industry topics in safety and health thereby limiting the duration of the orientation training process once the employee is on the payroll. The employee can start the job trained, certified and ready to go.