Workplace drug testing has its own set of advantages and disadvantages. Knowing these can help both employees and employers understand the importance of drug testing in the workplace.
Australian businesses are losing an estimated $6 billion annually due to substance use related productivity issues.
Substance abuse can be a recipe for disaster in any workplace. Not only can this result in production issues associated with poor performance and absenteeism, it introduces significant safety risks.
The Australian Safety and Compensation Council reported that 2.5 per cent of workforce last year attended work under the influence of illicit drugs.