Drug Free Workplace Procedure
The Drug Free Workplace Procedure certifies your company’s intent to maintain a drug free workplace in order to promote the safety of all employees, customers, and the general public. This policy and procedure creates a Drug Awareness Program that provides information on the dangers of workplace drug use to all employees as well as information about available private and community treatment facilities.
The Drug Free Workplace Procedure also certifies compliance with the federal requirement of The Drug Free Workplace Act of 1998. (6 pages, 1601 words)
Naturally, the Drug Free Workplace Policy prohibits employees from engaging in some activities. These include:
- Use, possession, manufacture, distribution, dispensation or sale of illegal drugs on company premises or company business, in company supplied vehicles, or during working hours.
- Unauthorized use or possession, or any manufacture, distribution, dispensation or sale of a controlled substance on company premises or while on company business or while in company supplied vehicles.
- Storing in a locker, desk, automobile or other repository on company premises any controlled substances whose use is unauthorized.
- Being under the influence of a controlled substance on company premises or while on company business, or while in company supplied vehicles.
Drug Free Workplace Responsibilities:
The Human Resources Manager should be responsible for overseeing compliance with the Drug-Free Workplace Act.
Drug Free Workplace Definition:
Federal Office of Management and Budgets (OMB) is a Federal agency that provides advice to the Executive Office and information for various Federal Offices.
- Drug Free Workplace
- Authorized Use of Prescription Medicine
- Drug Awareness Program
- Disciplinary Actions
- Additional Information Resources
Drug Free Workplace Procedure References
- Drug-Free Workplace Act of 1998
- Americans with Disabilities Act
This policy certifies the company’s intent to maintain a drug free workplace in order to promote the safety of all employees, customers, and the general public and to comply with the federal requirements of The Drug-Free Workplace Act of 1988.
Drug Free Workplace Requirements
- Certify that you will provide a drug-free workplace.
- Publish a statement listing prohibited drug related behaviors and the actions that will be taken against violators.
- Establish an ongoing drug-free awareness program that educates and notifies employees of the availability of counseling programs and the penalties of abuse in the workplace.
- Require employees to notify you of any criminal drug conviction occurring in the workplace.
- Notify the Federal Government of violations.
- Require the imposition of a penalty for an employee convicted of a drug violation in the workplace.
- Implement and maintain above-mentioned statutes.
What is NOT Required
- Formation of employee assistance program.
- Drug testing.
Sample Workplace Substance Abuse Program
- Written substance abuse policy.
- Training of supervisory/managerial positions.
- Educate employees and establish awareness programs.
- Provide access to an employee assistance program.
- Establish drug-testing program.
Drug Free Workplace Related Links
- U.S. Government, Department of Labor (202-219-8211)
- Drug-Free Workplac Act
- The National Clearinghouse for Alcohol and Drug Information
- Drug Free Workplace Program
- Institute for a Drug-Free Workplace
- Working Partners for an Alcohol and Drug-Free Workplace