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Dealing with Drug Abuse on the Work Site

Drug use can be a serious personal problem, but when someone abuses drugs and then arrives at the jobsite under the influence, he makes his problem your problem. Dangerous and even deadly accidents can occur at the drop of a hat given the risky nature of the construction industry. When someone has been abusing drugs, they are increasing the already troubling odds astronomically.

So keep your workers safe, your job site safe and the drug abuser himself safe by ensuring that he is banned from the job site while under the influence. Whether you decide to follow the incident with mandatory drug-testing, zero-tolerance consequences like automatic dismissal or more lenient solutions like “three strikes” is up to your business’s discretion, but allowing someone to stay and work under the influence for even a second could have costly or even tragic consequences. Read more