In 2013, an estimated 24 million people had used illegal drugs in the last month. That’s nearly 10% of the population. Marijuana is the most commonly used drug. Half of all regular drug users started when they were teenagers. Drug use is increasing in people in their 50s and 60s.
Use of drugs while on the job can have profound consequences. An impaired employee operating a forklift, heavy machinery, company vehicle, control center, etc. can damage company property and hurt or kill other people. Employees on drugs are typically less productive. They can also be a bad influence on other employees. Workers Comp rates are also a good reason to drug test. In many cases, you can get a discount on your insurance if you have a drug testing policy. Accidents in the workplace can cause workers comp rates to go up.
Safety Max can set up a random drug test program for your company. We can also do pre-employment testing and post-accident testing. Out drug testers can come to your business or job site, or you can send them to Safety Max, located at 907 W. Roosevelt Ave, Albany, Ga. Our walk-in drug testing hours are Monday- Friday, 8:30 am to 4 pm.