Although many companies require drug testing before finalizing an employment offer and some do random testing, drug tests on a jobsite can be complicated. As an owner or developer, you’re often dealing with people who aren't your employees, but are employees of many companies, subcontractors and sub-subcontractors. Every entity has their own testing protocol and unions have varying testing protocols. It's difficult for the industry to police itself.
When you have construction workers under the influence, whether it be alcohol or illegal drugs, you're putting not only that worker at tremendous risk, but you’re putting his coworkers and the general public or passersby at risk. There is a real issue, and I think it's something that should be revisited from a protection point of view.25 March 2020