Why Should You Test Your Employees?
Simply stated, if you aren’t testing your employees, you’re probably losing money.
The Oregon Business Council reports that drug abusers are four times more likely to have accidents, two and a half times more likely to be absent more than once a week, and five times more likely to file a worker’s comp claim. According to the US Department of Labor, cumulatively, employee drug and alcohol use costs US businesses over $150 billion per year.
Estimates are that a single drug using employee costs his employer between $9,000 and $21,000 per year. The cost to enroll one employee in a random testing program is less than $100 per year.