RICOVR Healthcare recently answered these questions with independent third-party research of 200 employers across industries and focused on HR management professionals as respondents. Highlights of the research are below.
Amid legalization a majority said it was important to maintain a marijuana- (THC) free workplace to maintain safety. This means prohibiting use before coming to work or during work hours .
Almost half of employers are in the process or have updated their workplace marijuana drug policy as a result of legalization .
A significant amount of employers are conducting pre-employment, under suspicion, random, and post incident or accident THC testing .
A majority of employers are using an off-site facility (e.g. Quest Diagnostics) to conduct THC testing and many are using Third Party Administrators .
The vast majority of employers are using a urine-based THC test .
It takes most employers from 1 to 5 days to get a THC test result back .
A strong majority of employers are comfortable with using saliva as the test sample for marijuana (THC) .
A majority of employers would likely purchase XALIVA THC rapid drug test .
Many employers had comments about XALIVA THC :
- “It seems like a good way to accommodate marijuana legalization while maintaining a marijuana-free workplace.” – Construction, HR Manager
- “This would help us if we were to test if we were suspicious or had a work related accident. There are a lot of people using power equipment at our work and marijuana impairment in our state where it’s now legal is always a concern.” – Transportation/Shipping, HR Manager
- “Would be convenient and effective tool for detection without the limits of current urine tests.” – Retail, Senior HR Manager
- “This is something that would provide real-time information that we could act upon quickly.” – Construction, Business Owner
- “I think if it can detect recent use, it would be very beneficial in a manufacturing plant.” – Manufacturing, HR Manager