Substance Abuse in The Workplace
July 17, 2007
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.