SUBSTANCE ABUSE POLICY
YOUR SAFETY DEPARTMENTSM
YOUR SAFETY DEPARTMENTSM has a strong commitment to the health, safety, and welfare of our staff and their families, customers, contractors, and third parties.
YOUR SAFETY DEPARTMENTSM is fully committed to our goal of maintaining a safe and secure workplace and we recognize that alcohol, drug, or other substance abuse by staff or contractors may impair their ability to perform properly and could have serious adverse effects on the safety, efficiency, and productivity of YOUR SAFETY DEPARTMENTSM as a whole.
YOUR SAFETY DEPARTMENTSM will does not tolerate or condone substance abuse. The misuse of legitimate drugs, or the use, possession, distribution, or sale of illicit or non-prescribed controlled drugs on company business or premises, is strictly prohibited. The possession, use, distribution, or sale of alcoholic beverages on company premises is not allowed without prior written approval from the President and should be permitted only in exceptional circumstances. Any violation of this policy is grounds for appropriate disciplinary action, up to and including termination of employment. All enforcement of this policy will be in accordance with local employment laws and regulations, with those local legal requirements superseding the terms of this policy as needed. All other aspects of this policy that are not expressly prohibited by local law or regulation shall remain fully enforceable by YOUR SAFETY DEPARTMENTSM.
YOUR SAFETY DEPARTMENTSM ensures that an employee with self-reported alcohol or drug dependency will not be terminated due to a request for help in overcoming that dependency or because of involvement in a rehabilitation effort. However, an employee who has had or is found to have a substance abuse issue will not be permitted to work in designated positions identified by management as impacting the safety or well-being of others, the environment, or the company. If an employee suffering from substance dependency refuses rehabilitation or fails to meet standards of effective work performance, appropriate disciplinary action, up to and including termination, will be taken.
YOUR SAFETY DEPARTMENTSM conducts unannounced searches for drugs and alcohol on company-owned or controlled property. The company may also require staff to submit to medical evaluation or alcohol and drug testing when cause exists to suspect alcohol or drug use, including workplace incidents. Unannounced periodic or random testing may be conducted when an employee meets any one of the following conditions:
- is in a safety critical position as identified by YOUR SAFETY DEPARTMENTSM
- is in a position where testing is required by law
- is in a specified executive position
A positive test result or refusal to submit to a drug or alcohol test is grounds for disciplinary action, up to and including termination. Contractors, common carriers, and vendors are also covered by paragraph two and the search provisions of paragraph four of this policy. Those who do not comply with this policy will be removed from company premises and may be denied future entry.
In addition to the above, all applicants accepting offers of regular employment for YOUR SAFETY DEPARTMENTSM may be subjected to a pre-employment substance abuse screening, in accordance with the requirements of local law.