|38-50% of all worker's compensation claims are related to the use of alcohol or drugs in the workplace of serious workplace accidents have drug or alcohol involvement.
50-80% of pilferage loss is due to employees who are users.
15-17% of employees in the average U.S. company affect their own workplaces through substance abuse.
More than 90% of alcoholics and 74% of drug addicts are employed.
On average, employees with inappropriate substance use cost their employers $7000 annually.
A Drug-Free Workplace Program creates a safer workplace, offers support for employees who have a substance abuse problem, and protects employees, customers and the public from the effects of drugs and alcohol at work. A DFWP increases a company's overall productivity while decreasing accidents and compensation claims.
When a DFWP is administered appropriately, an overwhelming number of employees support such a program.
|Drug-and-Alcohol-Free Workplaces are required by law in an ever increasing number of industries and their affiliates, including contractors and their employees. The regulation of Federal and State agencies, including contractors who bid on jobs for these agencies has been expanding since 1988. A few examples:
PHMSA - Pipeline & Hazardous Materials Safety Administration, now extending to contractors who work on gas service lines, old or new construction.
FMCSA - Federal Motor Carriers Safety Administration;
FTA - Federal Transit Authority;
FAA - Federal Aviation Administration;
RSPA - Research and Special Programs Administration;
USCG - United States Coast Guard, now extending to all licensed mariners and their employees;
FRA - Federal Railroad Administration;
DOT - Departments of Transportation, now extended to all CDL operators.
|It is now possible for ANY company, in any industry, regulated or non-regulated to establish a Drug-Free Workplace Program.
Set-up and administration is surprisingly simple and affordable with the use of a certified third party administrator like IEBT.
The number of companies, small and large, testing their employees for drug and alcohol use has drastically increased over the last decade. Listed below are a few of IEBT's clients from a variety of industries that should give you some idea of the scope of participation.
|Time Warner Cable
|Metro Health Systems
|City of Tallmadge
|Greater Cleveland Safety Council
|North Coast Charter Boat Association
|Sysco Food Services
|Watkins Motor Lines