Substance abuse is a problem in all industries, but it hits construction companies especially hard.  Construction workers have one of the highest rates of illicit drug and heavy alcohol use in the American workforce (15.6%) according to the DOL.

Productivity, insurance rates, workers' compensation costs, and employee morale are all impacted by substance abuse.  Substance abusers:

  • Have 4X more accidents on the job
  • File 5X more workers' comp claims
  • Use nearly 8X more sick days
  • Incur 300% higher medical costs.
Pre-employment testing "detects" drug use whereas Random testing "deters" drug use.
Drug use is highest among those entering the workforce most rapidly aged 16-25.  One in five workers aged 18-24 has a substance abuse problem.
Fast, reliable substance abuse testing provides the information you need to:
  • Hire quickly
  • Confidently make informed decisions
  • Make sound post-accident assessments
  • Return employees to work promptly
According to a national study conducted by Cornell University, the average construction company:
  • Cut injury incident rates more than 50%
  • Realized an 11% reduction in insurance premium factors
  • Reduced workers' compensation costs
  • Improved job applicant quality
  • Positive contribution to company image
  • Effective deterrent in preventing workplace substance abuse
As you know, waiting for results from traditional labs can take days--long enough to lose good job applicants, multiply downtime expenses and lose productivity.
Effectively managing a substance abuse testing program requires the right resources.  With all our results reporting, you'll be assigned a password to view your drug testing results online via a secured web site.  You'll can manipulate and sort the data to your specifications.  The results are fast because the lab works 24/7 typically posting results by 5 p.m. the day after the tests are picked up.
Our SAMHSA certified labs use LC/MS/MS which is the most accurate method of testing.  Liquid Chromatography is approximately 30 times more sensitive than Gas Chromatography.


Why Drug/Alcohol Test?

You want to stay three steps ahead of your competition by maintaining a safe organization, reducing your Workers' Comp costs and letting your customers know they've hired the best company for the job.

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