Drug testing in the workplace is becoming the trend for promoting a professional safe work environment. A growing number of companies and agencies strive to provide a drug free workplace which has proven to boost productivity. For employees engaging in safety-sensitive tasks, Federal drug testing is mandated by law.
By utilizing a substance abuse program that includes an initial pre-employment test continued with random testing, the workplace is impacted by a reduction in the following cost and risk factors.
- OSHA Recordable Injuries/ Fatalities
- Accidental Property Damage
- Loss of Production
- Workers’ Compensation Claims
- Reduced Work Performance
- Tardiness /Absenteeism
- Employee Turnover Rate
Results from an NIDA (National Institute on Drug Abuse) -sponsored survey revealed drug using employees are 2.2 times more likely to request early dismissal or time off work, 2.5 times more likely to have absences of eight days or more during their employment, 3 times more likely to be late for work, 3.6 times more likely to be involved in a workplace accident, and 5 times more likely to file a workers’ compensation claim.