Drug Free Workplace Programs
Businesses that utilize a employee drug testing program are commonly referred to as a Drug Free Workplace. However, many times companies do not fully qualify as a Drug Free Workplace because the drug testing program which they use does not have all of the components in place which make up a true Drug Free Workplace.
The benefits of being a true Drug Free Workplace can include but are not limited to
• Enhanced Employee Performance • Lower Workers Compensation Rates
• Reduced Job Related Accidents • Improved Employee Moral
• Reduced Employee Absenteeism • Customer Satisfaction
In addition, many companies regardless of size report that being a Drug Free Workplace has increased the quality of job applicants and improved the overall workplace environment.
Also, many states such as Florida, Georgia, Kentucky, Mississippi, Tennessee, South Carolina, Virginia, Wyoming, Ohio, Alabama, Arkansas and Washington provide by law a discount on workers compensation insurance rates provided a business qualifies in accordance with state law.
Any company can benefit by being a Drug Free Workplace regardless of the number of employees, but it is crucially important that any business maintains the program properly and continuously meets all the requirements.
A properly maintained Drug Free Workplace should include the following:
• A written Drug Free Workplace Policy • Supervisor Training
• Employee Drug Testing • Employee Assistance Program(EAP)
• Employee Education • Drug Free Workplace Signage
Some employers resist implementing a Program because they believe that in the event an employee tests positive, the employee must be terminated, this is not always the case. The consequences for a positive test result must reflect the companies Policy. Options other than termination are available, provided those options comply with the Drug Free Workplace Policy.
Many times companies are confused, have been provided inaccurate information or simply hesitant to implement a Program because of unfounded concerns.
Accredited Drug Testing Inc specializes in providing cost affective and comprehensive Drug Free Workplace Programs which include policy development, drug testing and on-going consultation to ensure that a company is truly a Drug Free Workplace.
For more information regarding Drug Free Workplace Programs, please contact Accredited Drug Testing Inc at (800)221-4291 or firstname.lastname@example.org