“Nearly 75 percent of illegal drug users are employed, as are most heavy alcohol users,” says Goodrum. “Our message to employers is that there are ways to avoid hiring these people, as well as ways to manage and assist them once hired. We want to save local business owners from being part of the $81 billion annually in lost productivity caused by employee drug and alcohol abuse.”
USA Mobile Drug Testing of Southeast Louisville is affiliated with USA Mobile Drug Testing (http://www.usamdt.com), the only national mobile drug, alcohol and screening service, offering “just in time” testing to save employers from wasted time and lost productivity.
“Any size business is vulnerable without screening programs,” he says. “And we encourage employers to consider development of a comprehensive Drug Free Workplace.” He adds that substance-abusing employees are more likely to change jobs frequently, be late or absent from work, involved in a workplace accident or file a workers’ compensation claim. Small businesses, which are less likely to have substance abuse programs, are most likely to be an employer of choice for individuals with substance abuse issues.
“Our certified drug testing services, performed by compliance specialists, bring increased productivity, centralized record keeping and lower liability to clients, no matter how many employees they have,” says Goodrum. “Our clients can be assured of complete compliance with Department of Transportation (DOT) requirements and other applicable regulations through our Compliance Data Information System.”
Goodrum is a seasoned business executive with more than 16 years of experience. His most recent position was senior vice president of network operations at Insight Communications. Before that he was the co-owner of Executive Investment Services, LLC.
He is a member of Greater Louisville, Inc., The Metro Chamber of Commerce (http://www.greaterlouisville.com/
About USA Mobile Drug Testing:
Established in 2012 in Louisville, Ky., USA Mobile Drug Testing (http://www.usamdt.com)