Substance abuse occurs in many different forms: alcoholism, drug abuse, overeating, under-eating, and by using just about any type of behavior or pattern as a coping mechanism, instead of taking control of and responsibility for your own life. Workplace drug testing and alcohol testing exists to prevent drug abuse and alcoholism from occurring in or near a place of business by employees of the business. Pre screening tests are available for on-site testing in your work environment in order to provide efficiency and to keep all of your employees safe. While you are conducting business operations, you need to know that fraudulent or deceptive behavior is not a part of your employees’ actions.
Every year, thousands of employees cause work related fatalities and injuries due to their irresponsible drug abuse or alcoholism. In these cases, if the company has not taken necessary steps to prevent misconduct, the place of employment can be legally liable for these injuries and deaths. Lawsuits, corporate reputation, and business ethics are at stake. It is not advisable to only implement drug and alcohol testing after a problem has occurred. This is like closing the barn door after the horse has got out. Prevention is key, not only in avoiding hazardous situations, but also in protection of assets in case the company is sued for any reason whatsoever. Workplace drug testing must be regularly implemented. Attorneys have an incredible ability to take only partially enforced asset protection and turn it against you.
If you wish to make sure that on-the-job injuries do not occur, you can also help your employees by making sure that their place of employment is enjoyable, clean, creative and motivating. This is where marketing comes in. The work environment itself makes a difference in employee motivation. The positive interactions with coworkers and managers affect emotional stability. Your leadership skills also come into question if there is a high amount of substance abuse in your company, especially if you are not in a high hazard industry. This is where regular employee drug and alcohol testing comes in handy and where you can begin to foster positive relationships with each member of your staff.
CMM Technology offers drug and alcohol testing equipment, including Lion breathalyser tests, and Oraline drug tests. We have experts available 24/7 to answer your call and address any questions which you may have. We invite you to contact us today and find out more about keeping your business clean with workplace drug testing: (+61) 1300 79 70 30
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