Drug and Alcohol Testing

Why drug and alcohol testing is important to your company

Over half of the illicit drug users in the United States are employed either full time or part time.  

Implementing a drug testing program is the number one way to deter employees from using prior to or during work hours.

Advantages of maintaining a drug and alcohol program

  • Reduced liability costs
  • Fewer on the job accidents
  • Reduced employee turnovermature woman is happy about staff drug testing
  • Increased productivity
  • Decreased absenteeism
  • Enhanced overall job safety

Its all about drug testing

With Compliance Associates, Inc. it is all about the drug testing.  Our goal is to help your company reduce your exposure to liability by complying with the required regulations thereby eliminating costly fines for non-compliance.

Cost benefit

A study published in 2011 by The Journal of Global Drug Policy and Practice explores the benefits of implementing workplace drug and alcohol testing.  The study reinforced the positive impact of drug testing on employee productivity based on employee absences, accidents, and turnover.

“Employees that are using illicit drugs or abusing prescription drugs are less productive, tend to miss work more often, may steal from the company, and are prone to more accidents”

(Employee Drug Testing, P. 10).

An effective drug testing program not only reduces existing issues within a company but deters illicit drug users from even applying for available positions allowing you to staff a better quality employee.

By implementing a drug and alcohol program companies may receive decreased workers’ compensation rates along with decreased costs associated with claims from state and private insurance companies.  “This can result in significant saving for company, not only in insurance rates, but the consequences of accidents on the job from human resource, fiscal, and legal perspectives” (Employee Drug Testing, P. 11).

Allow your company to operate at the most efficient level. Reduce costly employee turnover, increase productivity, and decrease costs associated with workplace injury.

Reference Material:

Employee Drug Testing: Study Shows Improved Productivity and Attendance and Decreased Workers’ Compensation and Turnover

 

 

Drug and Alcohol Testing was last modified: January 27th, 2015 by Bianca Cantwell