Workplace: Solutions for Safer Construction

premier's products promote safer work environments

The number one reason employers use Premier's testing products and compliance services to test and monitor their employees and job applicants is to promote the safety of workers. Employers have indicated that drug and alcohol testing programs have a positive impact in virtually every aspect of their companies.

A safer work environment can translate into a Worker's Compensation insurance premium discount, which is just one area of savings that a company can realize. This savings alone will more than offset the cost of an effective program.

According to Working Partners, the National Conference Proceedings Report sponsored by the U.S. Department of Labor, the Small Business Adminstration, and the Office of National Drug Control Policy, companies who have a Drug Free Workplace Program will find that an investment in education, prevention and assistance programs pays the following dividends for both the employer and employee.

  • 38% to 50% of all Workers' Compensation claims are related to substance abuse in the workplace
  • Substance abusers file three to five times as many Worker's Compensation Claims
  • Substance abusers incur 300% higher medical costs than non-abusers
  • Substance abusers are 2.5 times more likely to be absent eight or more days a year and are 1/3 less productive than non-abusers