Drug-free Workplace

Program Implementation

The development and implementation of a Drug Free Workplace program will allow:

  • Improve labor pools through illegal drug screening
  • Maintain and drug free workplace
  • Improve productivity
  • Possibly deny Work Comp benefits if workers test positive post accident
  • Reduce insurance cost through fewer accidents

The implementation of a DFWP Program is relatively easy and involves:

  • Development and distribution of the company Drug Free Workplace Policy
  • Education of Supervisors and other employees on the program
  • Obtaining signed Consent-to-Test forms

We will provide everything needed to run the program such as:

  • Collection site to collect the urine sample
  • Certified Lab to test the sample
  • Medical Review Officer (MRO) to review the result
  • Written Policy Manual
  • All needed forms
  • Technical support

Importance of a Drug-free Workplace

Alcohol and drug use in the workplace can adversely affect the ability of your business to provide quality services to customers.

  • Over 98% of Fortune 500 companies have Drug Free Workplace policies.*
  • Approximately 75% of drug users in the United States are employed1.
  • Companies who have a drug testing programs have a lower incidence of on-the job injuries (a reduction of 51% within two years of initiation).
  • United States government estimates that drug abuse cost employers 75 -100 Billon in lost productivity, up to 1/3 less productive!
  • Increase Medical Insurance Cost up to 200% and increased absenteeism, by 16%!
  • Possible denial of Workers’ Compensation benefits and drug user are more likely to file workers’ compensation claims.
  • Competitive advantage if you have a DFWP and your competitor doesn’t!
  • Study indicated that 18% of all test had a positive result. **

1 National Household Survey on Drug Abuse.
* Safe HT.com
** SmithKline Beecham study of 1987

RiskWise will guide employers in the development, implementation and execution of a DFWP Program by providing:

  • Written DFWP program which legally establishes your company policy.
  • Data base of specimen collection sites.
  • List of Labs to provide specimen analysis.
  • Medical Review Officer (MRO).
  • Management and Employee education, if needed.

Please contact: Chris Conti, CPCU, CSP, owner of RiskWise, a safety consulting and injury management company. Chris can be reached at (225) 413-7542 or chris@riskwise.dev.immense.net