An active, integrated and visible EAP is an immediate resource for organizations desiring to help employees manage stress, as well as, maintain healthy and productive work environments. Effective EAP programs partner with management and promote workplace safety and employee wellness. This partnership can have a positive impact on workplace safety issues that costs organizations billions of dollars.
According to the American Society of Safety Engineers, executives polled by Liberty Mutual said "For every $1 their company spent on workplace safety, they saved at least $3” (2014).
“The estimated direct U.S. workers compensation costs for the most disabling workplace injuries and illnesses in 2006 were $48.6 billion.” This finding and many others are presented in the 2008 Liberty Mutual Workplace Safety Index (Liberty Mutual)” (American Society of Safety Engineers, 2014).
“Businesses spend $170 billion a year on costs associated with occupational illnesses and injuries.” (American Industrial Hygiene Assoc., (AIHA) (OSHA)” (American Society of Safety Engineers, 2014).
Further information can be found by following the links below:
US Dept of Labor - https://www.osha.gov/dcsp/products/topics/businesscase/benefits.html
American Society of Safety Engineers- http://www.asse.org/professionalaffairs-new/bosc/impact.php
Department of Transportation - Substance Abuse Professional Services (DOT/SAP)
EAP Resources provides Substance Abuse Professional (SAP) services for companies with employees who are covered under the U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) regulations. Our DOT-qualified SAPs evaluate, refer and monitor the treatment of employees who test positive for alcohol and/or controlled substance use, refuse to be tested or who violate other provisions of the DOT rules. Due to the DOT requirements, potential liabilities, and a variety of negative consequences surrounding substance abuse, it is a sound business decision to have a qualified Substance Abuse Professional on your team. For more information, contact EAP Resources at 866-484-4327.