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Know the benefits of a drug and alcohol testing policy.

Whether you are a small business owner or running a large corporation if you have employees you can benefit from having a drug and alcohol testing policy.

Drug and alcohol testing policies are designed to ensure a safe work environment for all. They also protect the company from certain liability issues should an injury or accident occur due to drug or alcohol use while on the job or in a company vehicle. Even more so as a business you can receive up to a 10% reduction in Workers Compensation Fees when enrolled in a drug free workplace program.

Those are just the tip of the iceberg of the benefits your business can experience! A good drug and alcohol policy has shown to increase the quality of work and production in a workforce. It helps reduce turnover, absenteeism and work related accidents. It can even reduce thefts and claims!

So how do you go about setting up a drug and alcohol policy for your business? First you get into contact with a local employment testing company like us! We sit down with all of our clients and discuss the size of your company, logistics of your staffing (do you have employees working all over the state or country or are you all centralized) and testing needs. If you have employees with CDL drivers licenses there are different rules and regulations they must follow to be considered compliant. Do you have staff driving company vehicles or equipment? Do you work with medications or care for others in a medical or non medical manner?

Once we have an idea of the different needs and regulations of your staff we can help you write your company bylaws and your new drug and alcohol testing policies. We even help enroll you in that Workers Compensation program that reduces your fees!

Getting a new policy or updating an old one can be a daunting task but at The Annex we take out all the guesswork and help you develop a policy that is catered to your company needs. Now the next step is just as important if not more … follow the policies you’ve set in place! You won’t get the benefits just because you set up the policy. You have to hold your staff to the new standard. More on that in another blog!

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