National Safety Month! American business has a drug problem. According to the U.S. Department of Labor, more than 19.7 million Americans use some type of illegal substance. As many as 74 percent of all illicit drug users in this country are employed. Several government and private industry studies concluded that each drug user in the workplace “can cost an employer an average of $11,000-$13,000 annually.” That adds up to a cost to American businesses of billions in healthcare costs, lost production time, injuries and damage to equipment and facilities. Now, more than ever, safety is crucial both inside and outside the workplace and performing Pre-Emplyment and Random drug testing in the workplace takes a large part in decreasing those employer accident cost rates. Random drug testing employees will reduce your positive drug rate anywhere between 50 to 80 percent in a year. Drug Screen Compliance offers Random drug testing and training classes that are listed on the second page, to help your company understand and reduce the positive drug rates and keep you in compliance with the Department of Transportation. For additional information please contact our corporate office to 432-332-9421.