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.
|Service Category||Illicit Drug Use in 2006|
|Business & Repair Services||19.8%|
|Finance, Insurance, Read Estate||14.6%|
|Professional & Related Services||11.1%|