Drug and Alcohol Policies
Contact DTC at email@example.com or phone 888-249-6911 to establish this policy or to answer any questions you may have.
No Two Companies Are Exactly Alike...
Therefore, No Two Drug Testing Policies Should Be Exactly the Same
Every drug-testing policy developed is customized to meet the specific needs of each individual client. To ensure this, we follow a concise and logical three-step process.
Step 1: The policy development process begins with a questionnaire designed to help the client focus on the primary objectives of the companys drug-testing program. The questionnaire also asks about specific drug testing preferences. Additionally, the employer will identify which state or states the company does business in so we can research the applicable state laws.
Step 2: With this information in hand, we develop a first draft of the drug-testing policy that is geared toward achieving the clients objectives, that reflects exactly what the client wants it to reflect, and that complies with all applicable state and federal laws.
Step 3: The client reviews this first draft and then has the opportunity to discuss it, along with any policy-related questions, in a 30-minute conference call. Following the call the drug-testing policy is finalized and sent back to the client.
Its that simple. The entire process can be completed in about two to three weeks; in fact, the timing typically depends on the clients availability.
Here are the primary components of a customized drug-testing policy:
- Purpose & Objectives Statement
- Education & Training
- Prohibited Conduct
- Alcohol Usage Exceptions
- Drug & Alcohol Testing
- Vendor Support
- Cut-Off Levels
- Drug Testing Circumstances
- Consequences for Policy Violations
- Reservation of Rights
A. Safety-Sensitive Positions
B. State Addendum
C. Consent to Testing Forms
William F. Current
William F. Current is the founder and president of a national firm that specializes in employee screening policy development, including drug testing and background screening, and drug testing marketing and sales consulting.
Mr. Current is the former Executive Director of the American Council for Drug Education and Director of the Institute for a Drug-Free Workplace.
He is the author or co-author of 10 books on substance abuse issues. Three of his titles are available from Drug Test Consultants of PA, including In Favor of a Drug-Free Workplace: Why Drug Testing?, Creating a Family Policy Against Drugs and 17 Reasons to Consider Rapid Drug Testing. His eleventh book, How to Get the Most Out of Drug Testing: 50 Things You Can Do to Improve Your ROI, is a comprehensive, reader-friendly guide to improving your return-on-investment in drug testing and will be available in early 2007.
Mr. Current is the author of the Annual Report on Drug Testing Industry Trends. This annual report features the results of interviews with leading drug testing providers on the current state of the industry and their predictions for the future of the industry.