Drug Free Workplaces

Become a Drug Free Workplace

A drug-free workplace, as defined in the Drug-Free Workplace Act of 1988, is a workplace where "the unlawful manufacture, distribution, dispensation, possession, or use of a controlled substance is prohibited." Most employers strive to empower workplace safety, wellness, and recovery. They consider the abuse of drugs and alcohol on the job to be unsafe and counterproductive and view illicit substance use in the working environment as a serious threat to their business, other staff, and their customers. In consideration of this, most employers do not allow the use of illegal drugs and alcohol while on-the-job. Some employers who are regulated by a U.S. government agency such as the Department of Transportation, must follow specific, mandated procedures.

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The Components of a Drug Free Workplace

  • Workplace Substance Use Recovery

    Workplaces that support employees' recovery from substance use disorders can reap benefits and contribute to the wellbeing of employees.

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  • Workplace Education is Essential

    Workplace education is essential! It is important for employers to regularly promote the policy and program of their drug free workplace so that all employees are fully aware of the…

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  • Drug Free Work Week Podcast

    The Pathways 2 Prevention Podcast focused on Drug Free Work Week in a special edition just out. The 14th annual anniversary observance of Drug Free Work Week takes place October…

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