Drug Free Workplace

The goal of the Drug Free Workplace Program is to assist employers with the implementation of a complete program to eliminate illegal drug use and impairments in the workplace.

Consider these statistics to better under the importance of implementing a Drug Free Workplace:

  • Workers’ compensations costs
    • 38% - 50% are related to substance abuse
    • File 3 – 5 times as many Workers’ comp claims
  • Medical costs
    • 300% higher medical costs
  • Absenteeism
    • 2.5 times more likely to be absent 8 days or more
  • Lost Productivity
    • 1/3 less productive
  • Employee Turnover
    • $7,000 avg. to replace a salaried worker
  • The National Safety Council
    • Unintentional drug overdoses cause more deaths than motor vehicle crashes in people 35 to 54 years old

Resource to assist with a Drug Free Workplace

SAM Brochure

Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMSHA)

SAMHS Drug-free Workplace Programs

The National Safety Council (NSC)

NSC – The Role Employers Play
NSC – The Proactive Role Employers can take
NSC - Prescription Drug Employer Kit

United States Department of Labor

E-laws - Drug-Free Workplace Advisor