DRUG-IMPAIRED DRIVING HAS BECOME A
PREVALENT CONCERN AMONG EMPLOYERS
Did you know that driving after taking any drug, whether the drug is legal, illicit, prescription, or over the counter (OTC), can be impairing?
Everyone knows that driving under the influence of alcohol or illicit drugs can be impairing, but did you know that several prescriptions, and OTC drugs can also impair your ability to drive? Taking multiple drugs resulting in different drug interactions can also cause impairment. Drug-impaired driving, also known as drugged driving, or driving under the influence of drugs (DUID) has not only become a primary concern for traffic safety professionals, but also a major concern for employers.
Source: U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, October 2018
LEARN HOW TO EDUCATE EMPLOYERS AND PREVENT DRUG-IMPAIRED DRIVING IN THE WORKPLACE
Driving while under the influence of drugs can increase the risk of a crash. According to the most recent information to date, U.S. traffic crashes cost employers $47.4 billion in direct crash-related expenses which include medical care, liability, lost productivity and property damage. Certain driver behaviors both on and off the job contribute significantly to these costs.
Employers can take action to educate employees about the dangers of drug-impaired driving, how to detect impairment from drug use, and how to prevent drug-impaired driving in the workplace through using the information and materials provided in the “Drug-Impaired Driving for Employers” toolkit. This includes knowing how your body reacts to different drugs; the drug-impaired driving laws in your state, province or country; what technology can be used to screen and test for drug use; and how to implement drug-free workplace policies.
DRUG-IMPAIRED DRIVING FOR EMPLOYERS COMPONENTS
The following Drug-Impaired Driving for Employers components have been found to have significant influence on overall health and driving habits. Materials for each of the following Drug-Impaired Driving for Employers Topics are found by clicking below or on the tabs at the top of the page.