Four Reasons Companies Utilise Drug and Alcohol Testing Services
- To protect customers and other employees: Substance abuse can affect the health and safety of anyone in the workforce and members of the public. This presents a moral, financial, and legal risk for the employer.
- To maintain or increase employee productivity – Employees are one-third less productive with drugs and alcohol in their system. Absenteeism is higher and employees with substance abuse issues have a higher rate of tardiness.
- To control health care costs: Substance abusers are more likely to injure others or themselves on the job, plus their medical expenses are four times that of the average employee.
- To deter substance abuse and help the community – workplace testing can uncover dependency issue and force people to face up to them. This can be a life saving event. It can also help the community address needs in the community in fighting the war on drugs. Creating a drug free environment as a condition of employment can act as a deterrent.
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