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Drug-Free Workplace Policy

A written Drug-Free Workplace policy is the foundation of a drug-free workplace program. Each company's written policy should be unique and tailored to meet its specific needs. It is important to note that all effective policies have a few aspects in common.

First, a policy should clearly state why the policy is being implemented. The rationale can be as simple as a company being committed to protecting the safety, health, and well being of its employees and patrons. Also recognizing that abuse of alcohol and other drugs compromises this dedication.

Second, an effective policy should clearly outline behaviors that are prohibited. At a minimum, this should include a statement that the "use, possession, transfer, or sale of illegal drugs or controlled substances by employees is prohibited."

The third fundamental element is a thorough explanation of the consequences for violating the policy. Consequences may include discipline up to and including termination and/or referral for assistance. Consequences should be consistent with other existing personnel policies and procedures and any applicable state laws. Employers should also note that sharing their policy with all employees is essential, and many businesses find it helpful to ask for feedback from employees during the initial policy development stage.

To have an attorney draft a customized drug policy, that meets all state and federal guidelines, could cost thousands of dollars. To update that policy every year would add additional cost, time, and burden to a small company.

For a fraction of the cost of hiring a specialist attorney, you can access the Policy Generator as a key component of the Advantage. The policy generator meets all state and federal guidelines and is customized for your company. This process helps employers establish customized drug-free workplace policies. It also promotes worker safety and health, while respecting worker rights.

Small businesses are the most vulnerable!

Small businesses are the backbone of our economy, making up over 99% of all companies and employing 50% of the entire workforce. In 2003, there were over 23 million small businesses in America.

The most valuable resource a small business has, as well as the most costly, is the employee workforce. To succeed, a company must get the most out of their employees on a daily basis. A huge obstacle facing employee productivity is drug and alcohol abuse.

  • Drug & alcohol abuse is nearly twice as prevalent in small businesses
  • 87% of employed illicit drug users work for small companies!

Congress passes the Drug-Free Workplace program act of 1998:
Administered by the SBA to help companies SAVE MONEY on costs associated with the abuse of both drugs and alcohol.

WHY IS A DRUG-FREE WORKPLACE IMPORTANT?
It increases productivity, efficiency, and bottom line of profitability

  • Reduce medical insurance costs over time due to lower actual claims
  • Reduce Workers' Compensation insurance costs
  • Minimize theft, damage to equipment, sick days, and low productivity
  • Increase trust and confidence among co-workers

Benefits of a Drug-Free Workplace: Improve the overall health of your workforce Increase safety at the job site while you reduce accidents and theft Qualify for government contracts: DFWP required for any contract over $25K Improve bottom line! As workers become healthier, they produce better results

BEGIN YOUR DRUG-FREE WORKPLACE PROGRAM NOW!

The Advantage - We simplify the process!
Written Drug-Free Workplace policy - customized for your company
Education - drug and alcohol use prevention training available live on the web
Testing - illegal drug and alcohol testing provided in a convenient structure
Employee assistance program - EAP made available to every employer
Continuing education - annual renewal for drug and alcohol abuse prevention
Expert partner in DFWP industry - over 12 years serving the industry

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