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Drug Testing in the Workplace: How to Hire With Confidence Using Employment Drug Testing

Presented By : Barry Nadell
(*) Single User Price. For multiple users please call 1-800-223-8720
Pre Recorded Audio Conference
60 minutes
  •  Mon, July 30, 2007
Event Description

Employee substance abuse could be costing your organization big bucks – especially if you don’t have an anti-drug workplace program! Worker substance abuse costs U.S. businesses an estimated $75 billion per year.

The added costs to conduct drug testing can be a big deterrent for many businesses. So why test at the hiring stage or randomly thereafter? Up to 65 percent of all work-related accidents can be traced to substance abuse – and that’s not all. Employee drug use costs businesses lost productivity, more defective products, greater absenteeism, lost profits, more on-the-job accidents, higher turnover, theft and higher health-care costs. Drug-using employees are also 5 times more likely to file workers’ compensation claims!

Join expert speaker Barry Nadell as he takes you step-by-step through all the applicable laws, best practices and items to consider regarding anti-drug workplace policies. Whether your organization is thinking about starting a drug-testing program or already has one in place but you aren’t sure if it’s up-to-par, this revealing discussion will arm you with the information you need to create (or refine) your own anti-drug program!
Here's some of what you'll learn in this eye-opening, informative conference:

  • How to decide whether drug testing is appropriate for your organization.
  • Find out if you’re required to test some or all of your employees.
  • Don’t get hung out to dry! Learn the economics of anti-drug workplace programs – what are the real costs and monetary advantages of drug testing?
  • What should a drug-testing policy include?
  • How to handle a positive test result or a refusal to take the test.
  • Weigh the pros and cons – including costs and convenience – of different drug-testing methods.
  • What to do to avoid legal problems – and your state’s drug-testing laws.
  • And much more!

You're sure to walk away with all the tools and knowledge you need to protect your workplace from drug- and alcohol-related accidents, absenteeism and productivity issues!

About Our Speaker(s)

Barry Nadell, Hr Compliance ExpertBarry Nadell
Barry J. Nadell is the Senior Vice President of the Background Screening division of Kroll and the former President and co-founder of InfoLink Screening Services, now a Kroll company.  Mr. Nadell is a licensed private investigator in Californa.  He is a founding member and on the board of directors of the Nat... More info

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