Expert Drug Testing and Safety Services was originally founded to assist motor carrier companies in fulfilling regulations for the drug-free work place as described by the U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) and the Drug-Free Workplace ACT of 1988.
Expert Drug Testing and Safety Services is here to help you develop, implement, and maintain a drug free workplace. We are available to provide your establishment with the individual attention and personal solutions for all of your drug screening needs. Our objective is to provide you with knowledge and the service you will need to support a Drug Free Work environment. In doing so, we have made ourselves available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.
Our goal at Expert Drug Testing and Safety Services is to help you eliminate accidents and injuries that can create severe hardships, not just for the victims, but for the employer as well. A serious accident related to drug and/or alcohol use can cause your company total devastation. It is a known fact that drug users consume almost twice the medical benefits as nonusers, and make more than twice as many worker's compensation claims.
Drug Testing is a way in which you can protect your establishment from the horrific effects of drug and alcohol abuse. By implementing such a service, you are letting your employees know you are serious about safety in the workplace. In doing so, such a program can deter employees from reporting to the workplace unfit for duty and discourage other individuals from joining your organization in the first place.
In providing a Drug-Free Workplace YOU, as the employer, can look forward to the following rewards:
- Increased Productivity
- Reduced Turnovers
- Reduced Tardiness
- Reduced Absenteeism
- Safer Work Environment
- Saving of Valuable Time on the Hiring Process
- Hiring only Drug Free Employees
- Reduced Health Insurance Costs
- Workers Comp Insurance Incentives - Many States require a 5% discount
Every year, more than 17,000 motor vehicle fatalities are attributed to drug and alcohol use (National Highway Traffic Safety Administration press release, May 1994).
Establishing a Drug Free Workplace policy will help your business in many ways, all of which impact your bottom line. You save not only money but you also add value to your company by having a better workforce. Employees themselves usually (82%) favor drug testing to help ensure a safer environment. Drug testing in the workplace also helps set a standard for what's going on in the home.
The difficulties of a drug user in the workplace bring with them many issues. Drug users tend to have more workplace accidents, they typically are less a productive employee, they are absent from work more frequently, and when the accident does occur at work they tend to file a workers compensation claim more frequently than someone who does not take drugs. A study with the U. S. Postal service found 55% more accidents with drug users and 85% more on the job injuries. On average the estimated cost of a single drug user is $6,500-$7,000 to your bottom line annually.
Drug Testing programs are paid for many times over. The bottom line numbers can be established to clearly identify the actual savings that can be obtained.