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Drugs in the Workplace

Illicit drug use affects everyone, however, businesses with less than 500 people are particularly hard hit. About 10% of the people working in small businesses are currently using illicit drugs in the workplace...

It is estimated that drug abuse costs the nation over $200 billion a year. It is the leading cause of accidents in the workplace. Employees who consume drugs and alcohol are less productive, frequently absent, and are responsible for increased healthcare and workers' compensation costs.

In light of this, testing for drugs in the workplace is always a good policy. The benefits of a solid drug testing program have been well researched and documented.

Employers Who Test for Drugs in the Workplace Improve Safety and Increase Production

According to National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA), employers who test for drugs in the workplace experience:

  • Reduced on-the-job accidents
  • Decreased absenteeism
  • Lower healthcare costs
  • Improved employee productivity
  • Reduced employee turnover
  • Lower workers’ compensation costs

CIC Offers a Comprehensive, Effective Drug Testing Program that Provides Results

CIC offers a comprehensive drug and alcohol testing and clinical services for employers who struggle with the costs and risks of drugs in the workplace.

We have partnered with leading providers with extensive experience providing drug and alcohol testing to companies, government organizations, and educational institutions for both regulated and non-regulated programs.

  • A lab network of over 30,000 federally certified SAMHSA labs
  • MRO review of all test results
  • Various types of testing including urine, hair, and oral swab testing
  • Electronic chain of custody
  • DOT testing, rechecks, and random pulls
  • Electronic candidate registration and notification

Do You Have a Problem with Drugs in the Workplace?

CIC handles investigations of suspected employee substance abuse. No matter how sneaky or how spiteful the employees have been, CIC has been able to capture video evidence of the subjects in action.

A client came to us with a drug-related problem. One of his employees was suspected of using illegal drugs during breaks at work. This was worrisome on many levels—creating potential health, safety, and performance problems. With CIC’s surveillance and documentation of these activities, the employer was able to prove actionable conduct subject to termination.

CIC works closely with our clients to develop and implement a strategic plan to expose drugs in the workplace while reducing any negative impact on the workforce. Get in touch with our investigators for more information about the process. We are ready to help you.

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