Workforce drug use spikes double digits

Workforce drug misuse is a topic that’s drawing more and more concern, EHS Today reports.

In the manufacturing sector, both marijuana and methamphetamine use rose by more than 23% and 27%, respectively, between 2015 and 2017.

“As companies consider strategies to protect their workplaces, they should also consider the risks that employees who use drugs present to their co-workers, customers and the general public,” said Kimberly Samano, Ph.D., scientific director, Employer Solutions, Quest Diagnostics. “This new analysis suggests that an increasing number of applicants and employees across various industries may be misusing dangerous drugs.”

The Technology & Manufacturing Association’s monthly News Bulletin addressed the use of marijuana in the workplace in February 2018. Read about “The Impact Legalized Marijuana Could Have On Your Business.

More on the drug misuse report at EHS Today.