Drug abusers work at small to medium-sized businesses. The same statistic is also true for employed heavy drinkers. These businesses employ the most users, but drug test the least.
Employees who use drugs are up to 50% more likely to be involved in a workplace incident, and substance abusers incur 300% higher medical costs than non-abusers.
Include issues ranging from lost productivity, absenteeism, injuries, fatalities, theft and low employee morale, to an increase in health care, legal liabilities and workers' compensation costs.
3 times as many sick days are taken by drug users compared to non-drug users.
more likely to be absent 8 days a year or more, and disciplinary actions are 90% higher.
of drug abusers have skipped work in the past month.
More ineffective by 1/3 than sober employees in terms of productivity and efficiency.
of corporate waste comes from lost productivity.
of employees said their own productivity has been affected by a co-worker's drug use.
We offer DOT-regulated drug and alcohol testing. The U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) is under federal regulation and requires all employees who perform specific jobs or work in certain industries to be tested for drug and alcohol use. The DOT requires that all alcohol and drug testing is completed using the "split sample" method, in which the initial sample is split in two-- one to be tested now, and one to be tested later if the first sample returns as positive (so that a confirmation test can be performed).