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Drug-Free Workplace Policies Don't Mean Fewer Claims, NCCI Study Shows

By William Rabb (Reporter)

Wednesday, September 16, 2020 | 396 | 0 | 175 min read

Contrary to what many employers may expect, drug-free workplace policies don't always translate into fewer lost-time claims, the National Council on Compensation Insurance reported Tuesday. In six states studied, “the drug-free workplace policy claim frequencies are at least as high as non-DFWP claim frequencies in all six states,” the NCCI study found. In Georgia, Tennessee and Virginia, the claims frequencies were significantly higher at drug-free policy workplaces. And although some job classifications do show lower injury rates, others don't. “There's is no ...

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