State To Push For Drug Testing

Cheyenne, Wy – The problem of substance abuse by Wyoming employees has become so severe that in many locations employers report it is hard to find workers free of drugs and alcohol. In order to address this growing concern, Director of the Wyoming Department of Employment, Cynthia Pomeroy, says that up to a five-percent workers compensation base rate premium discount will be provided to employers who test their employees. The Wyoming Department of Employment encourages employers to take advantage of the drug and alcohol testing program to alleviate substance abuse at the workplace and realize savings in the process. Implementation of the program could take place as soon as January of 2007.