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