Hundreds of workplace homicides occur each year; as recorded by the Bureau of Labor Statistics’ Census of Fatal Occupational Injuries. Another study with the National Household Survey on Drug Abuse found that 70% of illicit drug users, age 18-49, were employed full-time. 6.3 million of full-time workers were illicit drug users. 1.6 million of these full-time workers were both illicit drug and heavy alcohol users in the past.
The health-care industry reports that some organizations or businesses have 50% of their employees on medication for the treatment of mental illnesses such as depression. Assaults, threats and sabotage by employees have become daily facts of life in many places of work.
With statistics like these it is no wonder why businesses may struggle with productivity. When people are dealing with drug use, mental health issues, or fear for personal safety, they are less inclined to focus on their career. At PAXIS, we have developed research-based strategies for improving workplace morale, productivity, and safety.