HealthWorks, Edgecombe County Health Department’s Occupational Health Service, provides the business community with high quality, cost effective, confidential drug and alcohol testing services in a timely manner.
Setting up an Account
Setting up an account for your business is very simple. You will need to call and give us information on your company and designate a contact person. We bill once a month for services.
Procedure for Screening
Employees are required to have a picture ID when they arrive for their testing at NO EXCEPTION! If we get a non-negative result when drug testing, we are required to send it out to a lab (LabCorp) for verification. Our Medical Review Officer is Dr. Neal Dash, MD, Chief MRO & Dr. L. Katz, MD, MRO, who sign off on all drug tests sent to the Gas Chromatography/Mass Pectrometry lab for verification.
HealthWorks uses the LabCorp Quick Test, which has a 99% accuracy rate. This test will detect THC or Marijuana, Opiates, Heroin, Morphine, Amphetamines, Cocaine, PCP, Oxycodone, and Methamphetamine.
HealthWorks will provide random selection of your employees monthly, and send you a letter stating which employees have been selected to come in for screening. We would need a list of each employee either by name or social security number, and the number of employees you would like tested each month.
- Rapid Drug Screens
- Pre-employment, Post Accident, Random, Reasonable Suspicion
- Non-Negative Rapid Drug Screen
- DOT Drug Screens
- Rapid Alcohol
- Breath Alcohol
- FIT Testing
- Blood Borne Pathogen Training
For more information on the HealthWorks program, please call 252-641-4702.
Below you will find some facts that may help you in deciding to become a drug-free business.
The vast majority of Adult Drug Users are employed!
According to the government's annual Household Survey on Drug Abuse in America, more than three-quarters (76.4%) of all illicit drug users 18 and older are employed full or part-time that's approximately 16% of the working population (full and part-time workers combined).
Drug users are not the best employees
The federal government reported that drug-abusing employees, when compared to non-using workers are:
- More likely to change jobs frequently (turnover)
- More likely to be late or absent from work
- More likely to be less productive employees
- More likely to be involved in a workplace accident
- More likely to file a compensation claim
Drug users are unsafe workers
A study by the U.S. Postal Service found that substance abusers, when compared to their non-substance abusing co-workers are involved in 55% more accidents, and sustain 85% more on-the-job injuries.
Further, the National Safety Council reports that 80% of those injured in serious, drug-related accidents at work are not the drug abusing employees, but the non-using co-workers and others.
Try This Two-Step Formula to Calculate Your Return on Investment (ROI) in Drug Testing, and see how Much You Can Save!
STEP 1: Multiply the number of employees at your company by the percentage you think have substance abuse problem; then multiply that number by the average cost per year for each drug abuser on your payroll to determine the cost of substance abuse at your company.
_______________% of your workforce that uses drugs (national average is 17%) multiplied by the total
number of employees at your company
_______________Average cost per year for each drug abuser (national average is $6,600)
$______________Cost of substance abuse at your company
STEP 2: Subtract the total amount that you pay for drug testing each year from the answer above calculating the cost of substance abuse at your company.
_______________Cost of substance abuse at your company
_______________Cost of drug testing at your company
_______________This figure represents your return on investment in drug testing.
For public comments or questions, please call 252-641-7531.