In safety-sensitive occupations, it’s extremely important to ensure that employees’ are protected from any possible contaminants. Chemicals, fumes, reduced oxygen, and dust can all be extremely hazardous to an employees’ lungs, potentially causing irreversible damage. There are important safety measures that we at Precede provide to help keep workers healthy and protected from the many possible contaminants that can be present in the workplace.
Random Drug and Alcohol Testing can effectively detect substance abuse in the workplace, ultimately helping keep employees safe and healthy in the workplace. More and more companies are using Random Testing as a method of reducing workplace incidents, and as an extra precaution if experiencing an increase in positive results after an incident. Random Testing is a great tool to identify substance abuse in the workplace, in a fair and effective way.
Individuals who are struggling with substance abuse often display similar symptoms, or signs. It’s important to recognize these symptoms, as recognition is the first step towards getting professional help that may save a life. Studies have shown that over 77% of illicit drug users are employed, demonstrating how likely it is that someone in your workplace may be struggling.
Substance abuse makes an increasingly negative impact on businesses, causing an overall loss of time, money, and productivity. Workplace substance abuse costs companies around 100 billion dollars each year, which is money loss that can easily be prevented by having your company perform workplace drug and alcohol testing.