The General Assembly passed a 7 1/2% premium discount in workers'
compensation insurance based on
a certified drug-free workplace program.
Abusers are 3.6 times more likely to injure themselves or others.
38% to 50% of workers' compensation claims are
related to substance abuse in
Substance abusers have 300% higher medical costs and benefits.
Abusers are 2.5 times more likely to be absent 8 or more times a year.
Substance abusers are 1/3 less productive.
It costs an average of $7,000 to replace a salaried worker.
Most larger companies have some type of drug testing in place, so users
elsewhere for jobs.
More than 70% of current users are employed.
1/3 of employees know of the sale of drugs in their workplace.
DO THE RIGHT THING...
In a recent study, 69% of the employees questioned favored drug testing in
"Law enforcement is doing all it can to control the supply of drugs; it's
up to the
community to control the demand,"
stated Sheriff Scott Chitwood.
Employers control the one thing that can get a substance abuser's
With other progressive area businesses in the DRUGS DON'T WORK Program of
Dalton-Whitfield Chamber of Commerce.
It is easy to understand, It is easy to implement, It is cost-efficient...
YOU DON'T HAVE TO DO IT ALONE...
The Chamber's Drugs Don't Work Program provides:
Assistance in developing a drug-free workplace program.
A short step-by-step guide including sample policies and other
Resources for drug-testing services and employee assistance providers.
Application and guidelines for the 7 1/2% workers' compensation credit.
Recognition as part of the local business community effort to wage the war
Companies are finding that an investment in substance abuse education,
prevention and assistance programs pays dividends for both employer and
For more information call:
Georgia Drug Free State Certification Information:
The State Board of Workers' Comp will no longer accept outdated paper
applications. To avoid this re-apply online at
DRUGS DON'T WORK
A division of the Dalton-Whitfield Chamber of Commerce