The Department of Transportation’s (DOT) rule,
49 CFR Part 40, describes required procedures
for conducting workplace drug and alcohol testing
for the Federally regulated transportation industry.
If you're in business, you must face some facts:
Seventy percent of all illegal drug users are
employed either full or parttime*. This suggests
over 10 million people are current users of illicit
drugs. In fact:
in twelve full-time employees reports current use
of illicit drugs.
One in every ten people in this country has an
What do those numbers mean to you? They mean that every day, across
this country, in towns large and small, from small
businesses to large corporations, the problems
of substance abuse are hurting the workplace.
And that means a major business problem for you.
Because substance abuse affects the bottom line:
it costs you money. How? Look how substance abusing
workers compare to drug-free workers.
Likely to injure self or others
Workers' compensation claims filed
That means REAL DOLLAR COSTS to you in
all these areas:
But there are also HIDDEN COSTS that drive
up your bill for substance abuse:
Diverted supervisory and managerial time
Friction among workers
Damage to equipment
Damage to the company's public image
How can you protect your company and your workers
from those who, through the abuse of illegal drugs
or prescription drugs or alcohol, endanger your
workplace and your profits?
ESTABLISH A SUBSTANCE ABUSE PROGRAM!
from U.S. Department of Labor,
Oct. 1990, material & Lectric Law Library's