Drug and Alcohol Free Workplace Policy
Author: Eric B. Meyer
When to Use This Policy
Alcohol and drug abuse in the workplace can be a major concern for many employers. Employees who work under the influence can pose a safety risk to themselves or others; may be more likely to engage in illegal or unprofessional conduct on the job; and are generally less productive than employees who are not under the influence of drugs or alcohol while at work. Employees with a substance abuse problem also tend to be absent at a higher rate than other employees, resulting in an even greater loss of productivity.