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Drug abuse — and testing — in workforce a growing challenge for American businesses

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Drug abuse — and testing — in workforce a growing challenge for American businesses

70 percent of employers said their workforce had been affected in some way

 

Sep 25, 2017

At Philip Tulkoff’s food-processing plant in Baltimore, machines grind tough horseradish roots into puree. “If you put your arm in the wrong place,” the owner says, “and you’re not paying attention, it’s going to pull you in.” It’s not a good place to be intoxicated.

Drug abuse in the workforce is a growing challenge for American business. While economists have paid more attention to the opioid epidemic’s role in keeping people out of work, about two-thirds of those who report misusing pain-relievers are on the payroll. In the factory or office, such employees can be a drag on productivity, one of the U.S. economy’s sore spots. In the worst case, they can endanger themselves and their colleagues......

 

 

 

http://www.thecannabist.co/2017/09/25/drug-abuse-testing-workplace/88621/


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