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Monday, December 23 2019
Should Your Texas Company Invest in Employee Drug Testing?

Perhaps your organization uses drug screening during the hiring process. Maybe you administer drug tests for current employees. No matter the nature of your drug screening program (or lack thereof), the right solution can be a real asset to your company.

 

Drug Testing Can Help Protect Your Business

Data from the National Survey on Drug Use and Health reveals that 10.6% of full-time employees and 13.2% of part-time employees above the age of 18 reported using illicit drugs in the last 30 days. This type of behavior leads to significant liability that can be avoided with the right program.

 

So, here are some key reasons why your Texas company should invest in employee drug testing:

 

  • Promote Employee and Community Safety

A curated drug screening program can protect your staff, your workplace, and the community at large. Drug and alcohol users risk hurting themselves and others on the job—and you wouldn’t want to onboard someone who may well be a safety risk. Potential incidents range from driving under the influence to creating a product while impaired, and the consequences aren’t pretty.

 

This is where we come in. Redstar Backgrounds can put together a custom drug testing program that will allow you to increase workplace safety based on your exact needs. Together, we can work to reduce injury and liability.

 

  • Safeguard Your Reputation and Prevent Lawsuits

Of course you wouldn’t want to incur legal damages due to an employee’s drug or alcohol use. Preventing lawsuits is key here. In this same vein, you should also work hard to protect your business reputation. This means screening applicants for drugs and incorporating periodic employee drug testing into your company policy.

 

Why is this so important? Consider the following: If a claims investigation shows an employee was using drugs on the job, your brand image could suffer. You don’t want to be known for creating defective products, performing subpar services, or failing to meet customer and investor standards. This is where our solutions can help.

 

  • Save Money and Minimize Long-Term Costs

Looking to eliminate medical expenses, overwhelming lawsuits, and accident-related costs within your company? You can avoid expensive injury claims by implementing a drug testing program.

 

By screening for candidates who use drugs, you’ll also save money on health insurance and other benefits. This is because these individuals generally require more care. Even worker’s compensation includes a clause stating that employers who drug test their employees will not be on the hook if drug use ends up being a factor in a staff member’s injury.

 

Start Drug Testing Your Employees and Applicants Today

 

Alcohol and drug abuse can cost Texas companies a great deal of money. Additional consequences include lost productivity, absenteeism, workplace injury, poor decision-making, low employee morale, and extended liabilities.

 

Surely you want to mitigate these risks. Whether you’re looking to have your current drug screening program evaluated or hoping to implement a new one entirely, Redstar Backgrounds is here to help. Our clients enjoy a full spectrum of drug screening services, including:

 

  • Paperless drug screening
  • Department of Transportation (DOT) drug testing
  • Random drug and alcohol testing
  • Onsite drug screening
  • Drug screening kits including saliva and urine

 

Drug screening has become increasingly critical to the background check process. Then, once the candidate has been hired, drug testing remains equally important. Current estimates show that roughly 40% of U.S. employees are subjected to drug tests.

 

If this service sounds like something your organization could benefit from, we’ll guide you through the next steps. Redstar Backgrounds works with clients in San Antonio, throughout Texas, and across the country. We take pride in creating custom programs tailored to each company’s needs. Please contact us for details.

Posted by: Ryan J. McClure AT 06:12 am   |  Permalink   |  Email
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