Indicators of Employee Drug Use
Are your employees placing you and your business at risk from their drug use?
Do you know how to recognize the indicators of drug use among employees?
Don't make the mistake of thinking it's not a problem,research indicates 70% of illegal drug users are currently employed.
Chances are, some of your employees are among that number.
However, there are signs a business owner or manager can use to recognize and deal with potential problems before they happen.
Use this quick checklist to remain vigilant about potential workplace Drug Abuse issues:
- Inconsistent work patterns
- Difficulty concentrating on work
- Signs of fatigue.
- Increased absenteeism or tardiness.
- Excessive sick leave or frequent early departures.
- Sudden behavioral changes
- Dramatic changes of personal appearance
- Excessive Mood Swings
- Slurred Speech
- Shaky Hands
- Dilated Pupils
- Weight Gain or Loss
- Poor Personal Hygiene
- Violent Behavior
- Risky Behavior
- Accidents & Injuries
The issue of employee substance abuse can be addressed by establishing comprehensive workplace programs including standard policies, education, training and drug testing programs. Employee drug testing is on the rise with 60 percent of Fortune 500 companies performing some type of employee testing. Studies demonstrate these steps are effective in decreasing absenteeism and on-the-job accidents. In addition, workplace related supervision problems and productivity mistakes also decline where these programs are implemented.
If you aren't sure how to begin a drug testing program at your worksite, contact an American Screening Corporation representative today. They will be able to assist in designing a program that fits your needs and budget.
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