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What Negative Impact do Substance Users Have on the Workplace?

Substance abusers negatively impact the workplace.

They reduce productivity and profitability, increase the workloads of other employees, increase insurance rates, and increase the risk of accidents and injury to others.

People who use substances are:

  • 2.5 times more likely to miss work
  • 3.6 times more likely to be injured at work
  • 5 times more likely to be injured than non-users

See our Safety Training Materials to help prevent hazardous conditions at your work site.

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