How Many of Your Employees are Under the Influence While on the Job?

How Many of Your Employees are Under the Influence While on the Job?

By Jennifer Gladstone


SurveyMonkey might not be the most scientific method in the world, but when it asked American workers to share their drug taking habits, it seems people were pretty honest. The survey was done for Mashable, and it asked 534 people to if they have ever gone to work under the influence.

Nearly 10% said they have shown up for work high on marijuana. A whopping 28% said they’ve gone to work after taking prescription medication. Obviously these are two very different things. For example, 80% of pot smokers in the survey said they got it illegally, while 95% of prescription drug takers got their medications legally.

Regardless, it’s an issue that affects all employers, especially if you are in an industry where impairment could lead to danger.

Click on the image below to check out the whole Mashable infographic on the topic.


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About the Author

Jennifer Gladstone

Jennifer Gladstone

Jennifer Gladstone is a news anchor and journalist with more than 20 years of experience in front of the camera. She's worked in several markets, large and small, and has performed nearly every task needed in a newsroom. As EBI’s Screening News Editor, she keeps EBI’s customers and blog subscribers up to date on the latest screening news and legislative alerts affecting companies of all sizes.

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