Today’s issue of WorkCompRecap features the release of a new NCCI report on workers’ comp Drug-Free Workplace credit programs, which offer premium credits to employers for implementing drug-free workplace programs.
NCCI notes that while the implications of marijuana legalization for these programs won’t be fully answered until case law evolves further, employers also have continuing concerns about the use of opioids, methamphetamines, cocaine, and other drugs that might impair workers. Interestingly, key findings included that policies with DFWP credits in study states did not have lower claim frequency than comparable policies without DFWP credits, and that there was no clear pattern at the class code level for the relative frequency of claims for policies with and without the drugfree credits.
Find out more (including a link to the free report!) by clicking here!