The importance of a drug free workplaceDrug screening has become an important safety issue in the workplace. The U.S. Department of Labor estimates that drug use in the workplace costs employers almost $100 billion dollars annually in lost time, accidents, health care, and workers compensation costs. And substance abusers are six times more likely to file workers compensation claims then non-abusers.
This is why a large majority of companies perform pre-employment drug screening in order to lessen the impact from drug abuse in the workplace, including tardiness, absenteeism, turnover, theft, deceased productivity, crime, and violence.
Establishing a drug screening programA drug screening program is most often established as a pre-employment procedure. However, post hiring drug screening is often performed on individuals in safety sensitive positions, for post accident testing, and testing that is legally required in certain industries.
PeopleCheck can ship drug screening kits directly to you, or we offer on-site testing in the northeast Georgia area. We provide three, five, and seven panel test. Most of our employers utilize the standard five-panel kit which tests for Marijuana (THC), Cocaine, PCP, Opiates (such as codeine and morphine) and Amphetamines (including methamphetamine).
To get the most accurate results, we encourage employers to ensure the job applicant gives the urine sample within a specific period of time, so that a drug user does not wait until the drugs leave the system.
The benefits of drug screeningCompared to the cost of hiring even one person with a substance abuse problem, most companies find eliminating the problem in the first place is well worth the time and money. Contact us today for pricing and more information on our drug screening programs.
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