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Why is Random Drug Testing Important in The Workplace?

 

Drug use in the workplace

Drug and alcohol abuse in the workplace causes 65 percent of on-the-job accidents and 38 percent to 50 percent of all workers’ compensation claims were related to the abuse of alcohol or drugs in the workplace. (Source: U.S. Department of Labor)

Around 8.9 percent of those employed full-time reported use of illicit drugs in our workplaces. (Source: National Survey on Drug Use & Health (NSDUH), sponsored by the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Service Administration (SAMHSA))

More than 70 percent of U.S. employers are dealing with a direct impact of prescription drug misuse in the workplace (Source: National Safety Council)

Deaths from unintentional alcohol and drug use in the workplace rose by an astonishing 30 percent in 2016. Overall, overdose facilities have increased by at least 25 percent annually since 2012 (Source: Bureau of Labor Statistics)

Detox.com conducted a survey with 1,121 people who reported using drugs while being employed. 28.23% of those surveyed said they do drugs on their way to work while 22.75% said they do drugs on their lunch break. (Source: Detox.com, please click here for the entire article)

Making Space for Drug Use in the Workplace

 

Making Time for Drugs at Work