Drug Free Workplace

Alcohol and other drug abuse affect the profitability of a company. It also impacts absenteeism, tardiness, and productivity rates; workman’s compensation claims; and the overall climate of the workplace.

Consider this:

  • 77% of drug abusers are employed. (Bureau of Labor Statistics)
  • Substance abusers are 33-50% less productive (National Institute on Drug Abuse)
  • Abusers are absent 30-35 days per year and are three times more likely than non-users to be late for work. (U.S. Chamber of Commerce)
  • Abusers are three to four times more likely to have an accident on the job and five times more likely to file a workers’ compensation claim. (Employee Assistance Society of North America)
  • 21% of workers report being injured or put in danger, having to re-do work or cover for another employee, or needing to work harder due to others’ drinking. (JSI Research and Training Institute)

Drug-free workplace education programs are designed to assist employers as they work to create a healthier, safer environment for their employees and to address substance abuse in the workplace. There are a variety of programs that can assist employers in establishing drug-free workplace policies, and also provide education and training to employees and those in supervisory roles.

Printed from the Governor's Office of Drug Control Policy website on October 21, 2017 at 9:51pm.