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Drug Testing Employees: Why It is Good Practice - Franklin, MA

Joseph Coupal - Friday, October 30, 2015

Compared to the costs and risks that hiring a drug user can bring to your business, the cost of a drug test is minimal.

As an employer, the statistics may surprise you: 8.4% of full-time employees (10.2 million) and 10.1% of part-time employees (3 million) aged 18 or older reported using illicit drugs within the past month. Employees who abuse drugs are much more likely than other non-substance abusing employees to miss work, be involved an accident at work and more likely to file a workers compensation claim. These employees are also more likely to have sold drugs to other employees or to have stolen from work of from other employees.

Substance abuse, including drugs and alcohol, results in lost work productivity and increased healthcare spending. Both of which can cost your business money.

Drug testing programs in the workplace are in put in place to filter out drug users and to deter drug use in the workplace.

Drug testing programs improve employee morale and productivity; decrease absenteeism, accidents, downtime, turnover, and theft; and lead to better health among employees. They also decrease the use of employee medical benefits. Additionally, companies with drug-free workplace programs can often qualify for government incentives or workers' compensation insurance premium discounts.

Drug testing in your workplace will decrease tardiness and absenteeism, minimize employee turnover, avoid attitude problems and decreased productivity, and will reduce theft, crime and violence.

For more information on drug testing in the workplace, contact CLS Diagnostics.

CLS Diagnostics, Drug Testing in Franklin, MA

Joseph Coupal - Thursday, October 29, 2015

CLS was established by 3 locally practicing pain management physicians seeking to provide the most accurate toxicology testing results in the fastest time possible. Utilizing new, state-of-the-art equipment, CLS labs provides coordination of patient testing as well as offering employers an opportunity to perform pre-employment screenings in an easy and convenient manner.

Call 508-520-3978 today to speak with a friendly representative who will work with your clinical team or your company to help you strengthen your screening or hiring process.

With our Immunoassay technology and the latest AB Sciex LC/MS/MS technology, CLS provides the most accurate results possible, quickly. We also provide third party billing to private and state insurance policies. Our clinical consultants are always available to answer any questions you may have. Easy to read digital reports are provided in a printed format or are also available via online portal with each test result.