Integra Lab Solutions recognizes that your organization’s efficacy is dependent on adherence to strong workplace and safety standards that promote productivity and performance, while improving employee morale and dedication.
Did you know?
The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) reports that:
Approximately 10% of 115 million adults employed full-time in the United States have had substance abuse issues in the past year.
Approximately 12% of 28 million adults employed part-time in the United States have had substance abuse issues in the past year.
Approximately 17% of 13 million adults seeking employment in the United States have had substance abuse issues in the past year.
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How does Drug Use affect your organization ?
- Employee Absenteeism
- Decreased Productivity
- Industrial Fatalities and Workplace Accidents
- Higher Medical Costs
- More Turnover
- Workplace Theft
- Workplace Violence
Alcoholics are absent from work 3.8 to 8.3 times more often than the average non-drinking employee. Moderate drinkers cause 60% of tardiness, absenteeism and poor quality of work. Additionally, drug users are absent from work an average of five days per month due to drug use.
Substance abusers are 33% less productive and cost their employers $7,000 annually. Substance abuse equates to productivity losses amounting to $640 for every American worker, regardless of whether they are substance abusers.
Up to 40% of industrial fatalities can be linked to alcohol abuse, while substance abuse employees are 3.6 times more likely to be involved in workplace accidents and five times more likely to file a workers compensation claim.
Substance abusers are three times more likely to use medical benefits than other employees.
In 1997, workers who reported current illicit drug use were more likely than those who did not report illicit drug use to have worked for three or more employers (9% vs. 4%), voluntarily left an employer in the past year (25% vs. 15%), have skipped one or more days of work in the past month (13% vs. 5%).
80% of drug abusers steal from their workplaces to support their drug use.
Substance abuse is the third leading cause of workplace violence.
How can you prevent these losses at your organization?
Through a pre-employment drug screening program, employers are able to screen potential candidates for the use of drugs, as well as implement an on-going drug testing program for existing employees. Together, we can create a testing solution that will reduce the likelihood of workplace injury, absenteeism, turnover and excessive use of health benefits.