Substance Abuse in The Workplace

Nick Fishman

Check out the findings of this study on Substance Abuse in the Workplace just released by the U.S. Substance Abuse and Mental Health Administration. The study concluded that 1 in 12 U.S. workers have used illegal drugs within the last month. It would only stand to reason then that a portion of these people are using these drugs at work, which can put employers at significant risk.

Employers should take this study to heart. While many require substance abuse screening prior to employment, it is important to develop a program for random testing throughout the year. Post accident testing is also a good idea for employers.

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Nick Fishman

Nick Fishman is the co-founder of EmployeeScreenIQ, a leading, global employment background screening provider, and serves as the company’s executive vice president and chief marketing officer. He pioneered the creation of EmployeeScreen University, the #1 educational resource on employment background checks for human resources, security and risk management professionals. A recognized industry expert, Nick is a frequent author, presenter and contributor to the news media. Nick is also a licensed private investigator in the states of Ohio and Texas.
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