Employer Substance-Abuse-Prevention Programs:
The 12 Most Common
(and Costly) Employer Mistakes in Substance Abuse Prevention Programs and How to Avoid Them
According to the U.S. government, 11 percent of adults working full time regularly engage in illegal drug use. Substance abuse can pose many serious risks for employers, including decreased productivity, absenteeism, turnover, increased health care costs, product defects and accidents. Many companies are implementing comprehensive substance abuse prevention policies and programs that – even in good faith – may leave them vulnerable to lawsuits and may undermine the intended deterrent effect.
Learn how to avoid the pitfalls and maximize the overall effectiveness of your substance-abuse-prevention program from presenter, Mark A. de Bernardo, a Senior Shareholder at the national law firm Jackson Lewis. He is a nationally recognized expert on workplace drug testing and substance-abuse-prevention areas and is the founder and Executive Director of the Institute for a Drug-Free Workplace.