Should Workplace Drug Testing be Mandatory?
Our most recent poll attracted 410 votes and asked the question, ‘should drug testing in the workplace be mandatory?’
The results of the poll were as follows:
For Safety Critical jobs only 37%
These results reflect a shift in attitude and the increase in the number of workplace drug tests that Crystal Health Group performs each year.
The shift in attitude relates to the number of organisations that are implementing workplace drug testing for what have been traditionally seen as non-safety critical roles.
This includes administration staff and senior executives.
Many companies have viewed implementing drug testing in the workplace as an unnecessary cost. However, the realisation is that drug misuse is widespread in today’s society and this impacts both health and safety, welfare and productivity in the workplace.
A high number of organisations approach Crystal Health Group as a result of problems with drug misuse among their workforce.
Drug testing failures have been as high as 35% when first implementing random drug and alcohol testing in the workplace. However, this figure is drastically reduced to less than 1% when a sustained and regular random drug testing programme is put in place.
For more information regarding Crystal Health Group’s workplace drug and alcohol testing, please visit Drug Testing Clinics
BSc (Hons) Bio Medical Science Company Founder and Director
I started the company back in 2005 as a post graduate in Bio Medical Science from John Moores University in Liverpool. I started out with a laboratory in Liverpool and opened 23 DNA Clinics around the UK. My passion has always been to provide people with the best possible advice and support for the testing service they are looking at. I feel we achieve this by having a team of highly educated and dedicated individuals, who also believe in my values.
A lot has happened since 2005 and I have learned a lot as a woman in business. I am proud of what we have achieved, and it still gives me great satisfaction to give opportunities to graduates as they start their careers as young scientists.
I am very much a family person outside of the business. My passion is spending quality time with my family, reading and walking my 4 beautiful dogs!