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					Illegal Contraband and Contraband Search Quick Reference Guide for the Employee To: All SEPCo Employees and Contractors Illegal Drugs, Drug Paraphernalia, and Miscellaneous Items  Illegal drugs are strictly prohibited and will be confiscated.  An individual carrying these items will be denied access to his/her facility and any other Shell location. o Examples of drug paraphernalia include but are not limited to crack pipes, marijuana rolling papers, roach clips, and bongs. o Examples of Miscellaneous items include but are not limited to detoxification pills and shampoos, bottles of urine, and pH balancers.  Local authorities will be contacted. Alcohol and Alcohol Impairment/Abuse  Alcohol is strictly prohibited and will be confiscated.  Attempt to transport alcohol will result in corrective action up to and including termination.  If for cause testing is necessary, the following will occur; o The search contractor (IDD) will conduct probable cause alcohol swab testing. o Result of alcohol testing for Blood Alcohol Content (BAC) will determine eligibility to go Offshore. Prescription Medications  Prescriptions must be current. A medication expires within one year of date prescribed.  Prescriptions must be in the employee’s name.  The medication must be in the original Rx container with prescription labels.  Prescriptions with written warnings for side affects may contribute to an unsafe working environment. o Employees are strongly advised to contact the medic at the Shell facility and Ursula Murphy when taking any prescription medications. Non-prescription Medications  Non-prescription medications must be in the original container with clear labeling.  Medications will not be allowed for transport in anything other than original manufacturer packaging. Vitamins  Vitamins must be in their original container with clear labeling.  Vitamins will not be allowed for transport in anything other than original manufacturer packaging.

Pornography  Pornography is strictly prohibited and will not be allowed at any Shell location.  Child pornography will be turned over to the proper authorities. Ignition Sources  Non-pressurized lighters such as 'zippo' lighters or one book of safety matches are allowed for transport to any Shell location. These items should be carried by the person and not in his/her luggage.  Pressurized ignition sources such as 'strike anywhere' matches and butane or 'BIC' lighters will not be allowed for use at any Shell location. o If an employee is possession of any of these identified sources, the sources will be discarded.  Aviation standards also prevent the transport of cans of fuel for the ‘zippo’ lighters. Weapons  Shell’s Code of Conduct prohibits weapons of any kind on Shell property. o Weapons include but are not limited to firearms, centerfire cartridges and rounds, shotgun shells, knives (excluding tools of the trade. Cameras  Employees and contractors must have a valid business reason to transport cameras to a Shell facility.

Employees will not be allowed to take any contraband items back to their vehicles once their luggage has been checked at the heliport. If illegal items are found, the individual will sign a chain of custody form and the proper authorities will be contacted. Attempts to circumvent the process or falsify the testing will result in immediate removal of the employee and/or contractor. Individuals in violation of the process will be sent home and provided further notification of their employment status by their employer. Employees will be subject to further disciplinary action up to and including termination. Any unusual item of contraband not covered by the above guidelines and found during a contraband search will be discussed/reviewed further by your Human Resource Advisor and James Preston, HR Manager.


				
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