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Dealing with prescription drug use in the workplace

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Prescription drug abuse has become a significant problem in the U.S. workforce. A 2014 study from the Workers Compensation Research Institute found that 65 to 85 percent of injured workers received narcotic painkillers as part of their treatment. According to the National Safety Council, 23 percent of American workers have used prescription drugs for non-medical purposes. 

Screening and Safety

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Screening and Safety - Background checks may serve as a stopgap against preventable accidents

Business owners may wonder if incorporating pre-employment background checks during the hiring process is worth the time and expense. As a recent case highlights,background screenings can provide companies with critical information on an applicant, particularly in industries where worker carelessness leads to property damage or bodily injury.


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