In today’s climate, is the safety of your employees keeping you up at night? From COVID exposures to active shooters to cyber attacks, there are constant threats to businesses and people every day. As a business owner, HR professional, or leader, you are constantly having to evaluate solutions to mitigate the risk of workplace violence and protect your most valuable …
As outlined in a previous post, early studies during the COVID-19 pandemic showed substance use increasing as a result of stress, anxiety/depression and boredom. While we can’t yet determine the full impact of COVID on substance use, available data continues to show an alarming increase in usage and overdose deaths.
During its first year of implementation, over 56,000 drug and alcohol violations were reported to the FMCSA Clearinghouse. Of the reported violations, 82% were for positive drug tests. This data and other statistics published in the Clearinghouse’s 2020 final summary report, reinforces the importance of the Clearinghouse for roadway safety.
As published in the 2016 National Census of Fatal Occupational Injuries (CFOI), more than five thousand workers died from work-related injuries in the U.S. in 2016. This is a 7% increase from 2015 and the highest annual figure since 2008.