Drug Testing & the Benefits in a Work Environment

Drug Testing & the Benefits in a Work Environment

At Modern Assistance Programs, we provide the services of drug and alcohol testing to ensure workplace safety. Oral fluid drug testing, is administered through, our affiliate, Map Test Inc. to ensure you receive the most accurate results. Why oral fluid drug testing? This kind of testing can be done in nearly any location, which can reduce time away from work and is less intrusive than other types of testing. Saliva and other substances are swabbed from the mouth and send to an offsite lab to detect recent drug use.

As an employer, you may be asking, “why should I drug test my employees?” Substance abuse, in the workplace, not only can create problems, but can negatively affect the following areas:

  • Attendance
  • Morale
  • Health Care Costs
  • Productivity
  • Safety

Instead, the question you should be asking is, “why wouldn’t I?”

Increase Safety. As an employer, you want to make sure all employees, yourself included, are in a safe work environment. With drug testing, you would be able to handle an employee before they becomes dangerous to themselves or those around them. A positive drug test may, also, lead to the employee seeking the treatment they need.

Decrease in Accidents. Employees using drugs or alcohol can have slower reaction times, which can cause accidents in the workplace.

Saves Money. When accidents happen in the workplace, employees seek worker’s compensation, which ultimately costs you the employer, money.

 

For more information on drug and alcohol testing, contact a representative by emailing map_info@modernassistance.com or calling (617) 774-0331.