“Nearly 75 percent of illegal drug users are employed, as are most heavy alcohol users,” says Cook. “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 the Treasure Coast 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 and screening 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 Cook. “Our clients can be assured of complete compliance with Department of Transportation (DOT) requirements and other applicable regulations through our Compliance Data Information System.”
Cook is a U.S. Navy veteran with 15 years of experience as a nuclear field engineer and planner, spending six years in the Nuclear Submarine Service. Previously he was president of Cook Nuclear Services and sales manager for Allied Industrial Laundry in New York.
He is member of the Stuart/Martin County Chamber of Commerce (http://www.stuartmartinchamber.org/
About USA Mobile Drug Testing:
Established in 2012 in Okeechobee, Fla., USA Mobile Drug Testing (http://www.usamdt.com)