But it’s for your own good.
The drug and alcohol testing process used by your employer protects the rights of both the company and the employee. Please read the following reasons why substance testing is a good thing.
Drug-tested employees are less likely to be drug-users.
Working with drug-users can be a problem. The effects of drug use range from irritability, paranoia, and hallucinations, to tardiness and absenteeism. You could be picking up the slack for someone, through no fault of your own. Efficiently drug-tested personnel are less likely to abuse illegal substances, and will therefore be a better colleague to you.
Drug-free workplaces are safer. According to the US Department of Labor, a drug-free workplace is a safer workplace. Working in a drug-free environment means less accidents happening around you, less mistakes and above all, it means you are less at risk. Feeling safer at your job, especially in positions involving dangerous worksites, is important.
Drug-tested co-workers are likely to be more reliable.
We have determined the following:
Based on these findings, one can rightfully conclude the following: If my company uses drug testing as a personnel improvement/maintenance strategy, my co-workers are less likely to be drug-users. Therefore, my co-workers have less of a chance of making poor decisions which affect my safety, and less of a chance of being irritable, hallucinogenic, and unreliable, among other things.
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