There's a big difference between simply having a substance abuse testing program and having a program that is effective. Impaired employees are a danger to themselves and everyone else on your jobsite. Even when accidents don’t occur, employees who are working while under the influence of alcohol or other substances aren’t at their best. Their productivity is likely to be lower and they’re more likely to make mistakes that can impact your organization’s reputation for quality. But how can you implement a truly effective program?
The safety experts at Safety Management Group have prepared a helpful article that reviews the key steps involved in implementing an effective drug testing program. If your organization already has a program in the place, compare it to the best practices outlined here to see if there are opportunities to improve its effectiveness.