Drugs Don’t Work Simplified Check List:
- Substance abuse policy provided in English and Spanish translations.
- Drug testing. Not all employees are required to be tested. However, pre-employment, reasonable suspicion, and post-accident testing are required. While random drug testing is not required, it is suggested. Certified testing provider list available.
- Employee education. A monthly newsletter in English and Spanish is provided to equal the required two hours of training annually.
- Supervisor education. The program provides newsletters to distribute to supervisors for one hour of training. The balance of required annual training can be accomplished by a drug awareness trainer.
- Treatment services. Post the provided referral list.
- Submit your application to the State Board of Worker’s Compensation annually for certification.
The Carroll Chamber provides the Drugs Don’t Work program at a cost of $75 annually to provide the necessary tools to empower business owners to maintain a drug-free workplace. Enrollment and certification through the Drugs Don’t Work program can also help lower workers’ compensation premiums.
Is substance abuse a major issue for my business? YES!
- 60% of the world’s production of illegal drugs is consumed in the U.S.
- 77% of current illegal drug users are employed!
- One third of employees know of the sale of illegal drugs in their workplace!
Does substance abuse affect my bottom line? YES!
- 38 – 50% of all Workers Comp claims are related to substance abuse.
- Substance abusers have 300 % higher medical costs and benefits!
- Drug and alcohol abusers are 1/3 less productive and 3.6 times more likely to injure themselves or a co-worker.
- Substance abusers are 2.5 times more likely to have absences of 8 or more days each year.
We have over 75 certified drug-free workplaces in Carroll County. For more information contact Joan Finch at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 678.890.2352.