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Fighting Drugs in the Workplace

Some results concerning drug abuse from the American Productivity Quality Center's survey of managers.
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JANUARY 1989

Testing

% of managers who think drug testing should be legal for use:

As a preemployment requirement 81%

As a preemployment requirement for sensitive jobs 94

On a random basis for all workers 53

What to Do

According to managers, employees using drugs at work should be:

Yes No Don't know

Dismissed 59% 28% 13%

Given counseling 95 4 2

Prosecuted 30 39 30

A survey of managers by the American Productivity & Quality Center found that slightly more than 40% of respondents thought there was a drug-abuse problem where they worked.

Source: American Productivity & Quality Center, 1988

Last updated: Jan 1, 1989




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