Employers committed to safety are continuing to follow best practices for maintaining a drug-free workplace, despite recent changes in employee drug testing laws.
Surveys show drug abuse in the U.S. population has expanded in recent years, and it’s not something that impacts people only on their own time. National Institute on Drug Abuse statistics show that 70% of current adult illegal drug users are employed full time.
Some employers are dropping or softening their drug testing requirements because they can’t find qualified candidates who can pass a drug test. But studies also suggest that this practice likely will result in higher workplace injury rates.
What can employers do?