Questions from employers on the DRUG FREE WORKPLACE PROGRAM
Q. How will a drug free workplace program benefit my business?
A. Employers have seen a decrease in workplace accidents, employee mistakes, absenteeism, employee turnover, and in their workers’ compensation claims. Other benefits are less tangible, such as improved workplace environment, employee morale and customer satisfaction.
Q. Why should I care if my employees are using drugs and/or alcohol on the job?
A. According to the U.S. Department of Labor, alcohol and drug abuse has been estimated to cost American businesses roughly 81 billion dollars in lost productivity in just one year, 37 billion due to premature death and 44 billion due to illness. Of these combined costs, 86 percent are attributed to drinking.