Creating or Updating a Workplace Drug Testing Policy

Unfortunately, it is more common than not to have to deal with workplace substance abuse issues at some point. You can’t always tell exactly who someone really is after only a couple meetings. Ensuring that you have a reliable workplace pre-employment screening plan, as well as a drug and alcohol policy is the best way to protect your employees and company from harm.

Evaluation and Needs Assessment

It doesn’t matter what size your company is or what industry you’re in, every business needs a workplace drug and alcohol policy and a plan for pre-employment screening. Waiting until an accident occurs will hurt your organization from every angle. A drug and alcohol policy is sort of like an insurance policy against the risks of substance abuse in your workplace, as well as a plan for unforeseen problems.

Setting Up a Drug-Free Workplace

Although setting up and implementing a drug and alcohol policy in the workplace isn’t always required by law, any responsible business owner will want to have one in place. Consider including the following components for a policy that covers everything,

  • A written substance abuse policy that covers the requirements of state labor laws.
  • Protocols for substance testing.
  • Provide an Employee Assistance Program.
  • Training requirements for supervisors.
  • Educating employees.

Drug Policy Implementation

If your company invests time and money into developing and writing the best workplace drug policy ever, it’s all a waste if it isn’t implemented properly or not at all. Successful implementation comes down to the supervisors having proper training and making sure your employees will buy into it. Once the policy is going for about six months it should be reviewed to see what needs improvement.

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