Drug and Alcohol Prevention

Substance abuse can threaten the safety of workers by contributing to accidents and injuries.

Drugs and alcohol also decrease productivity while increasing:

  • accidents
  • absenteeism
  • turnover
  • medical costs

Substance abusers are:

  • three to four times more likely to be involved in workplace accidents, and
  • five times more likely to file a workers’ compensation claim
  • Drug and alcohol prevention programs:
  • teach employees the dangers of using drugs and alcohol at work,
  • prevent accidents that stem from drug and alcohol use, and
  • help employees solve drug and alcohol problems that affect their work

On average, employers save $5-$16 for every $1 invested in such programs. A drug and alcohol prevention program can reduce an employer’s costs for:

  • disability
  • medical
  • pharmacy
  • workers compensation premiums