Are you looking for a compliant drug and alcohol collection/testing location? Drug Information Systems Inc has been in business serving the Helena area with drug and alcohol testing for nearly 30 yearswith the purpose of making our community a safer and better place to live, work, raise a family, and play! We are locally owned and operated!
Our mission is to provide the highest level of drug and alcohol testing while maintaining integrity, confidentiality and quality through the entire process and to educate businesses, youth and adults about the aspects of drug use and abuse.
Let's make safer environments to work and visit in Helena!
Top 10 reasons why your company
needs an Employee Drug Testing Program
Employee drug testing is a controversial issue in the modern-day workplace. Prescreening is common when hiring a new employee. Companies check out references, employment history, backgrounds and qualifications so why not screen for substance abuse. The issue here is around money, violation of privacy and employee rights but the simple fact is companies have a right to prefer non-drug users and that drug testing can essentially pay for itself!
Drugs in the workplace statistics
Workplace Drug Use Statistics: 8 percent of
full-time and 10.2 percent of part-time employees abuse illegal drugs. The 2010 National Drug Treat Assessment published by the U.S. Dept. of Justice notes an increase in workplace drug
abuse, primarily prescription narcotics.
Employee Drug testing is not about invading employee privacy its about maintaining health and safety standards within the workplace. Drug use impairs a person’s ability to function in their everyday life. Even if the use of drugs is restricted to outside working hours the effects are long lasting. Employee drug testing programs can help identity safety risks and eliminate them. This benefits the company as well as the employees.
#2 Quality of Work
Employers have a right to decide on the type of people they want to hire. Drug Testing Programs ensure the quality of work is not affected by substance abuse. Overall Drug Testing Programs raise the quality of work by simply eliminating employees that use drugs and are therefore contributing less to the company.
#3 Reduced Health Insurance Costs/Workman’s Comp.
Drug Testing Programs effectively clean up the workplace in terms of identifying users. This can greatly reduce health insurance premiums and health costs for the company. By reducing the amount of medical costs related to work accidents and drug related illness the company significantly reduces overall costs.
#4 Reduced Turnover
Employee Drug Testing helps reduce turnover. Part of the program is pre-employment screening, which means that the company will not hire anyone that tests positive for drugs they are not prescribed. This can considerably influence the turnover rate within the company. Pre-employment testing is essentially about mitigating the risk of hiring someone who you may have to fire down the road.
#5 Reduced Absenteeism
Workplace Drug Testing Programs have proven useful in reducing absenteeism within the workplace. Drug related absenteeism and sick leave could be devastating to the company in terms of both the cost and company morale. Testing before you hire someone, and random testing helps to reduce the number of employees using drugs.
#6 Reduced Work-Related
Accidents can and will happen it’s just the law of nature, but accidents are more likely when there are drugs involved. Testing Programs act as a deterrent to drug use. Often if an accident occurs at work, a drug test is performed immediately. This ensures that if drug use is a factor the employee will be dealt with immediately before any more damage is done. Testing may also influence employee’s decision-making regarding drugs as the possibility of a test is always there.
#7 Reduced Recruitment
Reduced turnovers mean reduced recruitment costs. The cost of firing, hiring and training can be elevated if your turnover rates are high. An Employee Drug Testing Program can help to reduce these costs by ensuring employees are drug free.
#8 More Productive Employees
Productivity is paramount to success in any workplace. If you can increase efficiency, then you are more likely to meet company goals and maintain a high level of development. Drug users can slow down productivity; that is where a testing program can be helpful.
#9 Reduced Workplace Conflict
Conflict in the workplace can result in diminished productivity and effectiveness. It is common for drug users to suffer from mood swings and irrational behavior patterns. This can cause conflict in the workplace and is not conducive to a harmonious environment. Employee Drug Testing Programs are proficient at recognizing these situations and implementing appropriate testing standards.
#10 Fewer Thefts and Claims
There has been a proven reduction in thefts and claims in companies where employee testing is practiced. These programs significantly contribute to a more safe, productive and conflict free environment.
Drug Testing Services
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What we offer:
We would love to have your business and will do our best to meet or beat anyones prices!
We are happy to modify forms or take a Formfox or eScreen! We will collect for any lab! Any business! Anywhere!
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