Drug Free Workplace


At ABC Window Cleaners, we know the importance of drug testing our employees because we send them into homes and the community. We want you to feel safe and secure hiring us knowing that employees must pass pre-employment and random drug testing. Drug testing is vital to keeping you, your home and your business safe." -Samantha Demchak, Drug Free Workplace Committee

  • 77% of illicit drug users in the United States are employed
  • Employees who use drugs cost their employers about twice as much in medical claims as do non-drug-using employee
  • Employee alcohol and drug use is nearly twice as prevalent in small businesses as in large ones
  • Problems related to alcohol and drug abuse cost American businesses roughly $81 billion in lost productivity each year


Statistics provided by the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration

Steps towards a drug-free workplace


  1. Write a policy
  2. Have an attorney review your policy
  3. Contract with a testing provider
  4. Prepare treatment resources
  5. Educate employees about new policy
  6. Implement policy and begin drug testing



To receive additional resources, including the US Department of Health & Human Services’ guide “Making Your Workplace Drug-Free: A Kit for Employers” please refer to the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration website,


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