DRUG & ALCOHOL POLICY

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A drug and alcohol policy is a vital component of an organisation’s commitment to ensuring a safe and productive workplace. It sets clear expectations for employee behavior, provides support for those with substance use issues, and outlines the consequences of policy violations.

By implementing a comprehensive policy, employers can protect their employees, reduce workplace accidents, and maintain compliance with legal standards.

A policy to facilitate drug testing of employees in a company. Extends to employees, contractors and visitors.

Includes provisions relating to:

  • Reference to Workplace Safety Legislation and Standards
  • Definitions
  • Responsibilities
  • Procedure
  • Testing
  • Employees of contractors

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DRUG AND ALCOHOL POLICY
What is a Drug & Alcohol Policy

A drug and alcohol policy is a formal document created by an organization to outline its stance on the use of drugs and alcohol in the workplace. The policy sets clear guidelines and expectations for employees regarding substance use, defines acceptable and unacceptable behavior, and outlines the consequences of policy violations. The goal of a drug and alcohol policy is to ensure a safe, healthy, and productive work environment.

Key Elements

Key Elements of a Drug and Alcohol Policy

  1. Purpose and Objectives:

    • Purpose: The reason for the policy, typically focused on ensuring safety, health, and productivity.
    • Objectives: Specific goals the policy aims to achieve, such as reducing accidents, promoting employee well-being, and complying with legal requirements.
  2. Scope:

    • Applicability: Who the policy applies to (e.g., all employees, contractors, visitors) and any specific roles or departments with additional requirements.
    • Workplaces Covered: Locations and situations where the policy is in effect (e.g., all company premises, company vehicles, off-site work locations).
  3. Definitions:

    • Substances: Clear definitions of what constitutes drugs and alcohol, including prescription medications, over-the-counter drugs, and illegal substances.
    • Impairment: What constitutes being under the influence or impaired by drugs or alcohol.
  4. Policy Statements:

    • Prohibited Behavior:  
    • Prescription and Over-the-Counter Medications
  5. Testing and Screening:

    • Circumstances for Testing
    • Testing Procedures:  
  6. Support and Rehabilitation:

    • Employee Assistance Programs (EAPs):  
    • Rehabilitation Leave: P 
  7. Disciplinary Actions:

    • Consequences:  
    • Due Process:  
  8. Responsibilities:

    • Employee Responsibilities:  
    • Management Responsibilities:  
  9. Confidentiality:

    • Privacy:  
  10. Review and Monitoring:

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