The Importance of Planning for a Drug Free Workplace


Make sure you have a plan and trusted expert helping you build your drug-free workplace policy.

Anyone ever built a house? The construction crew cannot just start swinging hammers the day you decide to build. Careful planning needs put in place.

Building a drug-free workplace policy works the same way.

How to Create A Plan for a Drug-Free Workplace

The U.S Department of Labor recognizes and encourages a drug-free workplace program. They even acknowledge:

Since careful planning and consideration is required, a program cannot be put in place overnight.

Be careful to include important details in your drug-free workplace policy. Not only because your employees may look for loopholes. But also because insurance benefits and discounts may ride on it.

You don’t want to lose out on money because you wrote your policy incorrectly. Even more, you don’t want to waste your time and energy in developing an incomplete plan.

That’s why calling a local expert to help you write your drug-free workplace policy is recommended.

We can help you Write Your Drug-Free Workplace Policy

At Test Smartly Labs of Kansas City, we specialize in working with organizations building a drug-free workplace. Consider us the go-to contractors on the job.

This isn’t our first rodeo, so we bring years of experience and expertise to you. We will ensure your plan includes:

  • Detailed prohibitions
  • Allowances for an employee to discuss issues with a qualified Medical Review Officer (MRO)
  • Testing contingencies
  • Employee privacy rights
  • Employee Assistance Program (EAP)
  • A “grace” period before it becomes effective
  • An acknowledgement of receipt

… basically, everything you need to maximize the benefits of getting a plan in place.

Help us Help You – Test Smartly Labs of Kansas City at your Service

Let us help you keep drugs out of your workplace. By taking these steps, you’ll increase productivity. See higher profits. Fewer workers comps claims.

That’s just the beginning.

The bonus – we’re local. We know the nuances of both Kansas and Missouri law and will tailor your workplace policy to fit each state’s requirements to maximize benefits.

Note:  they are not the same.

If you’re ready to get help and build a drug-free workplace, please contact us at any of our three Kansas City-area locations. Give us a call at (785) 542-6533.

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