The Far-Reaching, Positive Impact of Workplace Drug Testing

Employment drug testing has been shown to not only promote a safer, more productive workplace, but to help decrease employee turnover and absenteeism, reduce employer risk and lower workers compensation incidence rates. It has been found that employees are more likely to undergo treatment when it is fostered by an employer and those in recovery go on to become better workers. According to Drug Abuse Costs Employers $81 Billion Per Year, drug abuse leads to lost productivity due to absenteeism, withdrawal, preoccupation with obtaining and using substances while at work, illegal activities at work, and psychological or stress-related effects. Those companies who choose to drug test their employees help protect their company from liability and potentially lower workers comp costs and premiums.

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