December 13, 2016

Why You Need a Drug Free Workplace Program

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THE BENEFITS OF GOING DRUG FREE … If you are in business, it’s time you know the facts….

STAFFLINK has partnered with OM Management, a reputable Miami-based company that provides a legal Drug Free Workplace program, which is available for clients and employees in all states. StaffLink and OM Management will provide you with a “Drug Free” workplace policy that is free to implement for all non-DOT clients, and only $35 per test to administer.  This low-cost program can protect you and your employees, and help prevent future employment issues.

Here are 7 reasons your company benefits from implementing a Drug Free Workplace program.

Increased Productivity & Efficiency 

Employers realize higher productivity with fewer man/woman hours and less over time hours. The end result is increased profits.

Reduced Absenteeism

Drug using employees are 2.2 times more likely to request early dismissal or time off and 2.5 times more likely to be absent eight days or more a year.

Reduced Tardiness

Drug using employees are 3 times more likely to be late for work.

Reduced Employee Theft

Drug using employees are more likely to steal from the company. Drug usage erodes moral ethics. Users need to support their drug habit.

Reduce Employee Turnover

Employees under the influence of drugs are more likely to leave or abandon their jobs rather than employees who are not. With a drug free workplace, employers will save time and money on re-training for those positions.

Reduced Injuries

Drug using employees are 3.6 times more likely to be involved in a workplace accident and 5 times more likely to file a workers’ compensation claim. A drug free workplace leads to a safer work environment, less time and money spent on lost time and medical issues.

  OSHA Compliant

On December 1st, 2016, OSHA put in place a new rule that disallows employers from requiring post-accident drug tests, UNLESS THE EMPLOYEE IS PART OF A LEGAL DRUG FREE WORKPLACE PROGRAM.

THE STAFFLINK ‘DRUG FREE WORKPLACE’ PROGRAM – FREE TO START; $35 PER TEST TO ADMINISTER

Also, for clients of StaffLink Outsourcing, OM Management has agreed to implement Random programs at NO CHARGE. Typically, the charge for a Random program is $200 for setup, and $100 annually.

For our non-DOT clients, the only charge will be the price of the drug test. Random programs are very helpful at keeping employees clean year-round, not just at the time of hire.

To learn more, contact Beverly Finkelstein at Beverly@STAFFLINK.net, or call 877-899-LINK to learn more.