Many non-federally regulated employers understand drug and alcohol testing to be an important part of their business. However, beyond pre-employment and post-incident testing, random drug testing is dismissed for a number of reasons. Why is this?
Drug and alcohol use in the Construction Industry is not only irresponsible; it is dangerous. In 2016, Oregon had 61 people die on the job last year. With 35% of fatalities (nationwide average) substance abuse was a factor - and it's even higher in the construction industry! Take that to the latest Oregon fatalities - potentially 22 people died due to drugs or alcohol.
The cost of replacing an employee can range from 25% to 200% of their annual compensation. Add to this cost the additional legal and financial liabilities attached to a dismissal that is associated with drug use or a workplace injury. If you could significantly reduce your turn-over and risk liabilities, would it be worth it investigate whether a random drug and alcohol testing program could be beneficial to your business?
Construction companies need to create an atmosphere where, at every level, there is a desire to employ staff who will keep the workplace safe.
An effective drug testing program promotes a safe, productive workplace in addition to a multitude of other benefits. Many companies decide to internally manage their drug testing program, but the hidden costs of doing so are high.
Need help with any of these steps? CleanFleet can help you get started and help you save lives and protect your assets.
A company’s drug and alcohol policy should be fair and reasonable, clearly stated, fully explained and understood across the company, and compliant with local, state, and federal law in the areas the company has employees. Failure to do so may lead to monetary damages and statutory penalties.
CleanFleet is a best-in-class testing service provider that can help companies with policy development from the ground up.
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You want to create a drug-free workplace with little to no interruptions in your operations - and on-site collection is the way to do this. Let CleanFleet be your SIDEKICK of speed and convenience.
For companies who are based-in or have operations from Battle Ground, WA to Salem, OR and the Coast to Gresham, OR… CleanFleet will work with you during or after business hours.
Not local? No problem. We have helped large companies with 10-20 sites nationwide to schedule on-sites for their random programs. Fill out the form to get one of our staff to chat about the process and prices!
Another tool in your SUPERHERO arsenal is Reasonable Suspicion Training and making sure your managers are updated and current on what to look for.
Our Online Reasonable Suspicion Training will help you determine if and/or when an employee may be impaired and the necessary steps to take to protect your company and the employee. The training will include the physical, behavioral, speech, and performance indicators of probable workplace abuse.
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