Drug Testing in the Business World. What Every Company Needs to Know
Drug use in the workplace can cost employers up to $100 billion dollars per year, according to the U.S. Department of Labor.
Smaller businesses are also subject to employee drug use, including such drugs as cocaine, amphetamines, opiates, benzodiazepines, oxycodone, and marijuana, yet they are less likely to implement a drug testing program to really know.
Drug testing in the business world is important because the impact of substance abuse in the workplace is a costly issue that all employers need to address. It is one that can be prevented through pre-employment drug testing, random drug and urine drug testing post-employment.
In general, private employers have the right to test for substance abuse.
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The impact of substance abuse in the workplace is vast. Watch for these signs of alcohol and substance abuse:
Increased use of health benefits
Higher use of sick time
Higher rate of tardiness
Increased workers compensation claims
Increased employee turnover
Reduced customer service
Substandard quality of work
Reduced creativity and innovation
Poor decision making
Increased workplace accidents
For more information about Drug testing in the business world and having a drug free workplace, click here to read our blog Drug Testing Employees – The Legal Considerations.
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