Drug Free workplace

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IntroductionPolicies for a drug-free workplace are important to have in place in any organization. Substance abuse programs can reduce the cost of decreased productivity and increase in health claims. Having a drug-free policy lowers absenteeism, mistakes at work, injuries on the job, and other related problems. In order to have an effective program there are many approaches. Each substance abuse program should be tailored to meet the needs of the individual company. There are five main components for a well place program. These components are: A written policy statement, proper supervisor training, employee education and awareness, Employee Assistance Programs, and drug and alcohol testing.

BH Electronics in Marshall, Minnesota has an extensive and well planned program for substance abuse in the workplace. BH Electronics considers its employees the most valuable aspect of their organization. All health and safety issues that affect their employees are of utmost concern. In order to protect their employees they have set up a drug-free policy which includes Pre-Employment testing and is conducted within 48 business hours of receiving an offer of employment at the cost to the organization.

Any applicant who has been offered work, but does not pass the initial drug test will not be hired, and their name and test results will be kept in a confidential folder.

The overall objective of BH Electronics, Inc. is to provide a drug-free healthful and safe workplace for all employees. This means that all employees have the responsibility to be in fit condition when working to perform their job duties in a safe manner. All employees have the right to work in an environment that is safe and with other employees that are substance free.

With this objective in mind, BH Electronics has created these following statements as a condition of employment for all employees.