Drug and Alcohol Abuse Policy

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									This Drug and Alcohol Abuse Policy is used to inform employees of the company's
policy on drugs and alcohol. The purpose of the policy is to ensure a safe working
environment and promote productivity. This policy provides for drug and alcohol testing
to candidates for employment, employees who are reasonably suspected of using drugs
or alcohol, and after job-related accidents. This document contains standard provisions
and may be modified to reflect a company's specific policy. This should be utilized by
the human resources department within a company.
Drug and Alcohol Abuse Policy                                Policy Number: _________
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            Date of Policy: _________, 201__                 Date of Revisions: __ _______, 201__


I.          Scope of Policy

This policy applies to: (1) ___[COMPANY NAME] and its wholly-owned subsidiaries and
affiliates; (2) any other entity or organization in which ___[COMPANY NAME] owns a direct
or indirect equity interest of fifty percent (50%) or more; and (3) any organization or company in
which ___[COMPANY NAME] or an affiliate either manages or controls the day-to-day
operations of the organization or company (each a “___[COMPANY NAME] entity”), and all
employees, contractors and temporary workers of any ___[COMPANY NAME] entity. All such
references to ___ [COMPANY] shall hereinafter be referred to as “Company” or "the
'Company."'

II.         Purpose

The purpose of this Policy is to ensure a safe working environment for all employees of
Company and to promote productivity.

III.                                                              Policy

It is the policy of Company that drug and alcohol use (“substance abuse”) in the workplace will
not be tolerated or condoned. Company will maintain a workplace free from substance abuse
and its effects.

It is the policy of Company that no employee will be permitted to engage in the sale, use,
possession or transfer of controlled substances.

It is the policy of Company that employees who violate this policy will be subject to disciplinary
action, up to and including termination.

IV.                                                               Procedure

       1.                                                         In order to promote this Policy,
            Company will establish rules and regulations to be followed by all stakeholders.

       2.                                                        Company will increase awareness
            of this Policy through the use of regular communication, training and education.

       3.                                                     Company will offer and promote
            employee assistance programs for those employees who are determined to suffer from
            drug or alcohol addiction.

       4.                                                        Company will conduct pre-
            employment screenings for drug use, and will refuse employment to any candidate who is


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         found to have unacceptable drugs in their system, or who refuses to participate in such
         screening.

   5.                                                            Company will conduct screenings
         for drug or alcohol use after accidents that occur on the job in order to determine whether
         such use contributed to the factors causing the accident.

   6.                                                           Employees who refuse to
         participate in such screenings may be terminated.

   7.                                                         Company will conduct screenings
         where reasonable suspicion exists related to an employee’s behavior and the belief that
         his or her performance is impaired. Reasonable suspicion includes the following:

            a.                                                  The odor of alcohol or drugs.
            b.                                                  Slurred speech or other decreased
                 motor functions.
            c.                                                  Significant changes in job
                 performance or personality.

   8.                                                          Screenings for illegal drugs under
         the provisions at Sections IV 4-7, above, will be conducted via urinalysis testing and
         results will be evaluated based on measurements dictated by federal and state government
         standards.

   9.                                                          Screenings for alcohol intoxication
         under the provisions of Sections IV 4-7, above, will be conducted via breath testing.

   10.                                                           In order to ensure a high degree of
         accuracy and reliability, all testing shall be conducted by independent laboratory
         facilities.

   11.                                                         Company will hold all drug
         screenings in confidence and will conduct such screenings in accordance with appropriate
         state and federal regulation, including the Americans with Disabilities Act (“ADA”).

   12.                                                     Where a screening is underway,
         employee will be immediately removed from duty and placed on administrative leave
         until the results of the screening are available.

   13.                                                      Company will cooperate with law
         enforcement agencies in reporting confirmed drug abuse or the sale or possession of
         illegal drugs in the workplace.

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     14.                                                          Employees who have failed a drug
           or alcohol screening may be referred, at the sole discretion of Company, to an appropriate
           employee assistance program in order to receive counseling. Employees who believe
           they have a drug or alcohol related addiction are encouraged to seek assistance from the
           appropriate employee assistance program on their own, and while they may be placed on
           administrative leave until they have been deemed to be fit to return to duty, seeking such
           assistance will not necessarily result in termination.

V.                                                              References

     1. Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), 42 USC §12101




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