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Employee Substance Abuse: Creating a Drug-Free Workplace
Employee Substance Abuse: Creating a Drug-Free Workplace; Background
Checks, Substance Abuse Screening, Accident Response, Drug Testing
Drug use among U.S. workers has been linked to a host of economic, social, and public health problems. A substantial body of research shows that
worker drug use and heavy alcohol use are associated with higher
health insurance costs, lower productivity, employee absenteeism,
and workplace accidents.
According to a study by SAMHSA, the Substance Abuse & Mental Health Services Administration
of the Dept. of HHS, 5,969,000 full-time workers report using illicit
drugs. And alcohol misuse reportedly costs American businesses $66
billion a year in lost productivity.
Fighting Substance Abuse: Drug-Free Workplace Act of 1988
As part of omnibus anti-drug legislation, Congress enacted the
Drug-Free Workplace Act (DFWA) of 1988. The act requires federal
grantees and contractors to certify that they maintain a drug-free
Since it's enactment, elements of the DFWA have been incorporated
into successful drug-free workplace programs of many private companies
and businesses, such as Marriott; Black & Veatch Corporation, a
global engineering, construction and consulting company; and Carpenter
Technology Corporation, a 114-year-old company specializing in the
production of and sale of stainless steel and other engineered
How the Drug-Free Workplace Act Works
Grantees must establish a written policy that informs employees that
the unlawful possession, distribution or manufacturing of a
controlled substance in the workplace is prohibited. Thirty-five federal agencies adopted a common rule that sets forth requirements for grantee compliance with the act.
Drug-free workplace programs are implemented by employers to
protect their businesses from the impact of drug and
alcohol abuse. A drug-free workplace program generally
includes five components: a drug-free workplace policy,
supervisor training, employee education, employee
assistance and drug testing.
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