Complimentary 1/2 Hour Webinar: Best Practices for Employment Drug Screening
Substance abuse is at the highest level in nearly a decade. Studies have revealed that 10 – 20% of workplace accidents are related to drug abuse.
The decrease in productivity by intoxicated, absent, and tardy employees represents a significant annual financial loss for employers. Small businesses may be more susceptible to these risks because unlike large entities, they may not have the expertise or resources such as drug screening tests to prevent and respond to substance abuse issues.
The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) has identified industries with an elevated risk for on-the-job injuries as directly linked with increased rates of substance abuse. These industries include manufacturing, mining, wholesale, and construction.
Lower turnover rates, fewer absences, and a decrease in theft and accidents are additional benefits of implementing and enforcing an alcohol and drug-free workplace.
Employers who make every effort to create a drug-free work environment may qualify for reductions in the costs of certain types of insurance, including Workers’ Compensation insurance.
Organizations that have implemented such programs report increased morale among employees as well as higher health status, and reduced use of medical programs and benefits by both the employees and their dependents.
Our webinar will provide you with necessary information on the drug screening process, misconceptions about drug tests, and several other relevant topics:
- Different types of drug screening tests (5, 9, or 10 panel)
- Different specimen types (saliva, urine, blood, etc.)
- Electronic authorization forms
- Turnaround times
- Positive tests and MRO services (Adverse Action)
- Myths regarding drug screening tests
- Permissible purposes (pre-employment, reasonable suspicion, etc.)
Facilitator: Khodadawd “Cody” J. Farzad