Drug and alcohol abuse in the workplace is one of the most controversial and troublesome issues facing American employers. Rising absenteeism, tardiness, accidents, and insurance costs, as well as lowered productivity, are problems attributable to substance abuse. Employer concern and action are certainly warranted in view of recent estimates that the cost of substance abuse in the American workplace exceeds $110 billion annually.
Increasing numbers of employers are responding to these problems by instituting drug and alcohol testing programs to screen out substance-abusing applicants and to deter substance abusers on the job. The primary purpose of these programs is not to punish offenders, but to protect the health and safety of all employees through early identification, and to refer employees with substance abuse problems for treatment. The integration of drug screening procedures with drug education programs is proving not only to be an effective way of managing workplace substance abuse problem, but also a valuable tool in achieving positive employee relations.
Avitar can provide two levels of drugs of abuse program audit.
This audit is intended for firms that are contemplating the implementation of a drug testing program, our would simply would like to assure that they are up to date on current best practices from a generalized perspective. The audit is self administered via a web-based or paper-based questionnaire.
This audit involves both on site and remote analysis of an organization"s current drug testing program as well as future needs in terms of program development/modification and recommendations for future improvements.
Areas typically covered include:
1. Overall program goals and objectives
2. Testing methods
3. Data validation
4. Benchmark creation
5. Suggested implementation techniques
Implementing a drug-free workplace program in an ongoing process, and regular audits improveRequest more information about Drugs of Abuse Program Audit services.
the likelihood of optimizing benefits to the corporation and employees.