Drug Testing in the Workplace

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Studies suggest that substance abuse—which includes drugs and alcohol—costs the United States an estimated $276 billion a year, with much of the cost resulting from lost productivity and increased healthcare spending.

Choose drug testing to help eliminate unnecessary risks. The proof is in the numbers:

  • 9.1 percent full-time and 13.7 percent part-time employees aged 18 or older reported illicit drug use within the past month.
  • Employees who use drugs are 2.5 times more likely than other non-abusing co-workers to be absent for 8 or more days.
  • Drug abusers are 3.6 times more likely to be involved in an accident at work and 5 times more likely to file a workers’ compensation claim.
  • 44 percent of abusers have sold drugs to other employees.
  • 18 percent have stolen from co-workers to support their habit.

Benefits of drug testing

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OSHA Employee Fall Hazard Penalty

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On February 27th, 2018 the U.S. Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) has cited L.I. Aluminum Design Inc., a Naples-based patio and pool enclosure manufacturer and installer, for failing to protect employees from fall hazards.

Fall outcome? Fatality
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