Pre-employment and Periodic Employee Drug Testing

A well-managed drug-free workplace program can help protect your organization from the far-reaching impacts of drug abuse. 

The most common type of drug screening performed is pre-employment drug testing, allowing employers to take a proactive role in ensuring workplace safety. The negative impact of hiring drug abusers is well documented.

 

Statistics show that 10.6 percent of full-time employees and 13.2 percent of part-time employees aged 18 or older reported using illicit drugs within one month of the survey. 

In addition, statistics show that people who use drugs are less likely to work for employers that conduct pre-employment and periodic drug testing.

Employees who use drugs are found to be:​

  • 2.5 times more likely to miss 8 or more days of work each year than those who do not use drugs

  • 3.6 times higher probability of a workplace accident

  • 5 times more likely to file a workers’compensation claim

The benefits of a well-run workplace drug policy, including pre-employment and periodic drug testing protocols, are well documented. These programs filter out employees that will cost you money, time, and effort. Most companies begin a workplace drug testing policy to receive discounted insurance rates, but experience the benefits of a well-run program in many more ways, including: 

  • Improved employee productivity

  • Reduced rates of workplace accidents and crime, including theft and violence

  • Reduced employee turnover

  • Decreased employee absenteeism

  • Lower workers’ compensation insurance and health care costs, including premiums

  • Comply with state or federal regulations

Whether your goal is to establish a safer workplace, reduce employee turnover, or save money on hiring, firing, and worker's compensation and liability insurance, a well-designed, well-run employee drug testing program has far-reaching benefits, and Seascape Health Alliance has the personalized options and price point to help you and your company. 

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