Employers are always looking for ways to demonstrate their commitment to health and safety. A drug-free workplace will not only improve work conditions, it may reduce legal costs, minimize insurance premiums, and allow your business to qualify for grants and government contracts.
In order to maintain a drug-free workplace, five components should be in place:
According to a 2011 National Drug Intelligence Center report, marijuana is the number one prevalent illicit drug occurrence, followed closely by prescription drug misuse. This is not an isolated problem for the out-of-work or recovery addicts, the National Survey on Drug Use and Health found that 75% of illicit drug users have jobs.
If you haven’t implemented a drug-free workplace, Emergency One can lead you through the process. Our new eScreen drug testing program can deliver negative results in 15 minutes. Our support doesn’t stop there, we offer a variety of Employee Assistance Programs, big or small, customized to meet your company’s needs. Contact us at 845.338.5600 and we will work with you to find the right situation for your company.
Your drug-free workplace program does not have to be one built on punitive measures. Adopting a wellness based alcohol and drug-abuse prevention program may help your employees understand that as an employer, you care about their health and safety. In the end, you will achieve increased employee loyalty, lower costs, and increased production.