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

  • Behind the Wheel at Work

    The National Institute on Occupational Safety and Health Center for Motor Vehicle Safety an overview of marijuana, its science, and its effects on workplace driving.

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  • Written Policy

    The drug free workplace policy is the cornerstone of a company program. It’s a comprehensive document that clearly states the substances that are prohibited, notifies the employee of what types…

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  • Drug Testing Implementation

    National Drug-Free Workplace Alliance arranges for discounted drug testing services through a third-party administrator using a nationally certified laboratory.

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