Each year companies lose billions due to theft in the office and drug and alcohol abuse. With the ongoing opioid epidemic and the rising popularity and acceptance of marijuana as a “safe” recreational drug, employers must also be aware of the increased risk of drug abuse in their workplaces. In addition, safety-sensitive industries, such as Oil & Gas and Petrochemical, generally incur more workers’ compensation claims than non-safety-sensitive industries due to their higher risk of occupational injury.
Here are some ways DISA can help you keep your employees and workplace safe year-round!
Implementing pre-employment screening and recurring safety initiatives like regular safety meetings, random drug tests, and safety training in your workplace can help ensure your company stays as safe as possible. Setting a higher standard of safety on the front-end ensures your company has reduced risk, while also saving money vs. ongoing costs related to injuries, drug abuse, or theft.
DISA offers thorough background screening that complies with your local or federal needs and helps you make informed staffing decisions. Hiring the right people for the job will ensure that your employees are safe, prevents theft, and helps to maintain a secure working environment for all. Our comprehensive line of background screening services allows you to build a customizable package that will meet the screening requirements for your specific industry. Background screening can be described as the first line of defense for HR, safety, and security professionals working towards a safer workplace.
Drug & Alcohol Testing
By applying best-in-business practices through multiple testing methodologies and expanded drug panels, employers can stay ahead of workplace substance abuse. Our various types of testing include pre-employment, random, post-accident, reasonable suspicion, and follow-up testing. DISA also has a fleet of vehicles for on-site testing at your facility, job site, or office.
According to Shatterproof, a national non-profit organization researching the effects of drug abuse, the annual economic impact of drug abuse is more than $440 Billion dollars from absenteeism, increased healthcare, and lost productivity.
By taking advantage of industry-leading testing options, such as urinalysis, hair testing, and oral fluids, you can provide comprehensive screening for your employees before drug abuse becomes a problem. DISA’s testing services are customizable to your needs and can include random pool management, Medical Review Officer (MRO) services, online scheduling, tracking, and reporting, and expert laboratory analysis.
Regulatory requirements are constantly changing and often require an in-depth knowledge of the federal and local laws in your industry. Many companies use a TPA like DISA to help stay on top of regulations in their industry and understand the “what” and “why” of these mandated safety requirements.
DISA’s VP of Compliance, Frank Bernard adds, “National Safety Month is a friendly reminder of the importance of maintaining a proactive approach to safety in the workplace. DISA provides the services and products you need to stay proactive, rather than reactive and allows you to prevent accidents from occurring in the first place. When safety is a priority, it creates a company culture and foundation on which employees can depend on.”
Combining technology and industry experience, DISA delivers employee information quickly and efficiently. Employers can view employee statuses with real-time access, eliminate non-compliant employees, and reduce redundant testing and workers’ compensation costs.
For more than 30 years, DISA has been a provider of workplace safety and compliance services. DISA helps companies make more informed staffing decisions by offering a broad array of industry-leading methodologies to make employee screening faster and more accurate. For more information about DISA call 1-800-752-6432 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.