Drug Free Workplace and DOT Compliance
Consider these statistics:
- Alcohol and drug abuse cost the nation $246 billion annually, or nearly $1000 each for every man, woman and child.
- Substance abuse problems cost American business an estimated $81 billion in lost production.
- Up to 40% of industrial fatalities and nearly half of all industrial injuries can be linked to substance abuse.
- One in five workers report that they have had to work harder, redo work, cover for a co-worker or have been put in danger or injured as a result a fellow employee's drinking.
- Substance abuse is estimated to cause 500 million lost workdays annually.
- Drug-using employees take three times as many sick benefits as other workers. They are five times more likely to file a worker's compensation claim.
- Illicit drug users are more than twice as likely than those who are not to have changed employers three or more times in the past year.
Creating A Drug Free Workplace Program
The key compliance issues include creating a Drug Free Workplace policy, conducting drug and alcohol awareness training, and offering treatment options for employees abusing drugs in the workplace. For client companies needing assistance, Casey & Associates will assist in the development of a comprehensive program.
Becoming certified as a Drug Free Workplace can help you create a happier, safer and more productive work environment. It sends a positive message to your workforce, to your new hires, to your employees' families, to your clients and to your community.
Casey & Associates can help your company decide on a plan of action to address alcohol and drug abuse.
Our services include:
- Helping you to create a drug free policy and introduce it to your employees.
- Conducting prevention and awareness programs for your employees.
- Training your supervisors in substance abuse issues and their role in providing a drug free workplace.
- Providing treatment alternatives for any of your employees who have substance abuse problems.
- Providing DOT approved substance abuse professional (SAP) services for employees who require assessment and treatment following a positive breath alcohol or urine test.