About Drug Free Employee

It’s no secret – America’s got a big drug problem. As as more and more drugs enter the market, and prescription drug abuse continues to rise – this problem is only going to get worse.

While stereotypes exist out there about the run down, shaggy hair drug user that can’t keep a job, that’s actually not always the case. A high percentage of drug users ARE employed (some studies show that 2/3 drug users are employed), and have a steady income. Many drug users are able to use and work at the same time – or at least before and after work hours.

Why Do I want My Employees Off Drugs?

For some employers, this is a no-brainer. For others, maybe not so much. But in the best interest of your company, it’s a good idea that employees not use drugs, and especially AT the workplace. There are some obvious and not-so-obvious reasons that you don’t want employees on drugs. Some include:

  • Poor attendance or lack of attention among drug users – thus lacking customer service and productivity
  • Higher medical costs and insurance rates among drug users will increase your premiums
  • Increased workers comp claims among drug users
  • Risk of drugs being dealt or shared among the workplace creates liability issues
  • Drug users are more injury prone
  • Drug-using employees may cost you investors and shareholders

Keeping Employees Off Drugs

We hope to be a resource for any employer trying to create a drug-free workplace. We’ll give you tips, ideas and information about how to keep your employees safe and drug-free (while at the same time increasing your profits and service.)

For more detailed information about drug-free regulations in the workplace or employee testing, call ARCpoint Labs of Worcester, MA at (774) 314-9551.

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