Workplace drug abuse can damage the health of employees as well as the health of a business.
Substance abusers in the workplace not only run the risk of having deadly or dangerous accidents, but substance abusers also cost employers money and hurt them financially.
Substance abusers may:
Have poor work performance.
Frequently call out of or arrive late to the workplace.
Frequently change workplaces.
Struggle with productivity.
File for workers' compensation claims and benefits.
Prevention of such problems occurs by implementing an effective workplace drug program that deals with drug testing before hiring, drug testing during employment and consequences for violating the rules.