Addressing drugs in the workplace is certainly not a new issue, but has perhaps gotten more complicated in recent years with the legalization of marijuana in many states and the recent opioid epidemic. In the one sense, employers may feel that state laws addressing marijuana may justify relaxing drug-free workplace policies in some circumstances. However, in many states, the opioid epidemic has grown so troublesome that state and federal agencies are stepping in to address the situation and urging employers to join the fight.
One survey reported that 70 percent of employers have felt some impact from drug abuse, such as absenteeism, use of prescription pain relievers at work, positive drug tests, impaired or decreased work performance, an employee’s family member being affected, etc. The Center for Disease Control (CDC) reports that every 16 minutes there is a death from an opioid overdose.
It has been reported that 4.5 million Americans are estimated to have a substance abuse disorder involving opioid prescription painkillers, costing an estimated $504 billion per year.
The best defense against drug and alcohol abuse in the workplace is to publish a detailed drug-free workplace policy in a place frequented by employees. Our poster covers a general company policy including penalties, prescription drug use, drug testing and notification of criminal drug violation, confidentiality, no sharing of medications, assistance programs, employee responsibility, and state medical and recreational cannabis laws.
Who Needs It
All employers must ensure that their workplace substance abuse policies comply with state and federal laws and the latest OSHA guidance addressing drug testing.
Clear Communication of Critical Provisions
Posting our Drug-Free Workplace Poster where notices to employees are commonly posted will clearly communicate that your organization maintains a drug-free workplace and demonstrates a good faith effort to inform employees of their rights and obligations.
Protect the safety, health and well-being of your employees
These programs save organizations money, and in some cases, they save careers, families and lives.
Ensure effective communication of your drug free workplace policy with this ready to use poster that fulfills the necessary obligations.
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- Full color 11” x 17” format
- Includes general company policy statements recommended by the DOL, including penalties, prescription drug use, drug testing and notification of criminal drug violation, confidentiality, no sharing of medications, assistance programs, employee responsibility, and state medical and recreational cannabis laws.
- Includes space to indicate to whom employees must speak for assistance programs
- Can be ordered laminated to protect it from damage