Why is post accident drug testing so important for you and your company? Because, it can save more than just money--it can save your company's reputation.
Everybody knows that employee drug testing is important, but if youíre not implementing random testing procedures and post accident procedures, too, you could be risking the safety of your employees, and the security and reputation of your company.
Each drug user in your workplace costs an average
of $11,000 to $13,000 each and every year. These costs include healthcare costs, lost productivity, injury, workers compensation costs, unemployment benefits, and damage to equipment and facilities incurred by workplace accidents. And damage to your company's reputation.
Donít think that drug users wonít take advantage of you. Drug testing services reveal that between 38% and 50% of workers compensation claims for workplace accidents involve drug use on the job--and drug users cost a whopping 300 percent more than other employees in medical costs! Worse yet, workplace users are:
3.6 times more likely to be involved in workplace accidents
3 times more likely to be late for work
one third less productive (...and believe it or not!)
5 times more likely to file for workers compensation due to the accidents that their OWN drug use has caused!
If you donít institute emergency post accident drug testing, drug using employees will continue taking advantage of you and your other employees. Perhaps worse still if your employees are
involved in an accident situation, you will often need
to be able to prove their--and your company's innocence.
Further, post accident drug testing is critical because 4-out-of-5 (80%) of all US states consider a positive employee drug test grounds to deny workers' compensation and unemployment benefits. It can also save you those healthcare costs, and at least shift the burden of proof from you to a guilty employee. After all, why should you pay the price for an employee's drug habit?
EBI provides fast, effective emergency post accident drug testing 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year. While we always hope the next accident never happens, if an accident does
occur involving your staff whether in the workplace or out in the public, you can count on EBI for immediate guidance in terms of what you need to do, and directions to the nearest drug testing services facilities, all available through their toll free emergency number. Donít let a sudden accident distract you--be prepared with EBI.