Facts & Statistics

1 in 10 Applicants Nationwide
have Cocaine, Marijuana or Amphetamines in their Urine.

Do Prevention Programs Actually Work?

To measure the effectiveness of safety programs, Texaco Corporation measured time lost after an accident in their own refinery employees and also in the employees of their contractors. Texaco corporation, after initiating a drug and alcohol program, found that over four years work related accidents causing the workers not to show up for work the following day dropped over fifty percent in their own employees (Fig. 1) and an even more substantial drop with contractors who work on their pipelines. (Fig. 2)
They estimate a 2.5 million-dollar savings on insurance costs at their New Orleans plant alone!
The following two charts represent the number of incidences per every 200,000 hours worked that led to an employee or contractor being unable to return to the job because of a work-related injury.

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Save 20% or More
On Your Company’s Insurance & Worker’s Compensation

CONSEQUENCES FOR NON COMPLIANCE Examples of Fines

  • FAA Proposes $172,500 Fine Against Chautauqua Airlines for Employee Drug and Alcohol Testing Violations
  • FAA Proposes $100,000 Civil Penalty Against Delta Airlines for Drug Testing Violations
  • Fine of $10,000 by breach to the Anti-Drug Program
  • Fine of $7,460.00 by breach of the Anti-Drug Program
  • Fine of $2,000 by breach of the Anti-Drug Program
  • Order of cease of activities
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The Cost of Substance Abuse is Staggering
National Institute of Drug Abuse
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  • LOST PRODUCTIVITY$ 9,464
  • ACCIDENT$ 2,250
  • ABSENTEEISM$ 1,925
  • HEALTHCARE COSTS$ 3,600
  • WORKERS COMPENSATION$ 6,664
  • ANNUAL COST TO AN EMPLOYER$ 17,839
75% Were Employed
Of the 17.9 Million Illicit Drug Users in 2006
Service Category Illicit Drug Use in 2006
Business & Repair Services 19.8%
Finance, Insurance, Read Estate 14.6%
Personal Services 19.3%
Professional & Related Services 11.1%
Public Administration 8.8%