Drug Testing in the Workplace
Statistically speaking, there is a good chance your company or organization has employed a drug user. According to statistics in the 2006 National Survey on Drug Use and Health compiled by the U.S. Department of Health & Human Services, 74.9 percent of all adult illicit drug users are employed full or part time. Most binge and heavy alcohol users are also employed full or part time. A well-designed, well-implemented drug-free workplace policy increases employee well being, safety and morale. In turn, it improves your company’s overall productivity and the bottom line.
- Underage drinking causes thousands of deaths every year among people under 21. Leading causes include motor vehicle crashes, homicide, alcohol poisoning and suicide.
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The Rationale for Employee Drug Testing
- Have higher turnover rates
- File more workers’ compensation claims and have higher insurance premiums
- Are late or absent more frequently during the work-week
- Are more likely to be involved in an accident or injured on the job
- Contribute more to losses in efficiency and productivity
Employees are the most valuable resource of any organization, and the health and safety of those employees is a serious concern. Employees who abuse alcohol or drugs are a danger to themselves and their coworkers. Take the necessary steps you need to prevent the adverse impact of drugs, controlled substances and alcohol abuse in your workplace with a comprehensive policy and ARCpoint Labs.
Company Evaluation & Needs Assessment
Drug-free workplace policies are not one-size fits all. Each organization has different objectives and needs . . .
Once you’ve designed and adopted your drug-free workplace policy, you will need well-trained managers and supervisors to implement it most effectively . . .
Random Drug Testing
Random drug testing must be done by a strict protocol for proper compliance. Let ARCpoint Labs help take the guesswork out . . .
Drug Policy Creation & Review
Think of the establishment of a drug-free workplace policy as sort of an insurance policy against future problems . . .
Post-Accident Drug & Alcohol Testing
When an accident occurs on the job, a well-trained and decisive response is required to minimize negative results . . .
Reasonable Suspicion Drug Screening
Reasonable suspicion has a very specific meaning when using it as a trigger for workplace drug testing. Make sure your supervisors know it . . .
Drug Policy Implementation
The best crafted workplace drug testing policy is only worth as much as what happens when you put it into action . . .
Pre-Employment Drug Testing
Statistically speaking, your company or organization has probably employed an active drug or alcohol abuser . . .
TPA Drug Collection
Using a third party administrator (TPA) to set up and manage all aspects of your drug-free workplace policy is just smart business . . .
Drug and Alcohol Testing Workplace Solutions
The Institute for a Drug-Free Workplace, an independent, self-sustaining coalition of businesses, business organizations, and individuals dedicated to preserving the rights of employers and employees in substance-abuse prevention programs recommends that every US business adopt a well-designed employee drug testing policy, tailored to their particular circumstances.
A well-designed policy spells out specifically who will be tested and under what circumstances. The Institute for a Drug-Free Workplace lists all of the following as possible populations and circumstances under which you may consider testing your employees:
- Safety- or security-sensitive;
- During rehabilitation;
- Post-rehabilitation or as part of the return-to-work process;
- “For cause”;
- Periodic-announced or periodic-unannounced; or,
- Universal random; and/or
Contact ARCpoint Labs For More Information
To reduce absenteeism and minimize workplace accidents, consider implementing a drug and alcohol testing program. Contact us to learn about the various workplace drug testing solutions offered by ARCpoint Labs.