It seems that South Carolina Gov. Nikkie Haley needs to be more careful of what she says, especially when it comes to drug testing. The Governor stated that she couldn’t back up claims on her statement that half of the applicants who wanted to work at the Energy Department Savannah River Site failed drug tests […]
In Arizona, the health insurance company Humana will no longer be hiring new employees who smoke or use other tobacco products including cigarettes, pipes, chewing tobacco and cigars. Being in the healthcare industry Humana feels they will be an effective example for this emerging trend among other employers. Currently in effect Humana’s policy is to […]
The U.S. Department of Labor estimates that it costs employers around $75 to $100 billion yearly to pay for drug abuse in the workplace. These costs consists of lost time, accidents, healthcare and workers compensation costs. Not to mention that the employer can also feel the impact from tardiness, absenteeism, turnover attitude problems theft, decreased productivity, crime and violence.
It is due to these issues that most employers, including the majority of all Fortune 500 companies require an applicant and workers to participate in drug testing. The purpose for this drug testing is that it is mainly a safety issue and to lessen these consequences from substance abuse.
Federal air safety regulators have hit United Airlines for fines of $584,375 for supposedly failing to perform proper workplace drug testing on workers in safety-sensitive areas.
Many health and life insurance companies are using nicotine/cotinine drug testing to evaluate prospective clients for tobacco use.
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State legislators across the country are looking to the example set by West Virginia, after comprehensive workplace drug testing was instituted. Senate Bill No. 657 seeks to ensure that all employees working on state contracts for public development projects are drug free.