The use and misuse of drugs and alcohol
can threaten Company ABC and its clients.The possession, use or sale of illegal drugs, (including drug
paraphernalia) is prohibited.The misuse
of any legal drugs and/or the use of alcohol, while on Company time or during
breaks or meals, is strictly prohibited.
Any employee under the influence of
alcohol or drugs that may impair judgment, performance or the safety of the
employee or others while on Company property, Company business, or during work
hours, is subject to discipline including termination.Employees are required to promptly notify
Company ABC if they are taking any medication that may affect their judgment,
performance or behavior.
Company ABC conducts post-accident drug
testing of employees when an accident occurs during company time as allowed by
law.Company ABC will contract a
third-party licensed laboratory to conduct all drug testing.
Company ABC will pay the costs of
initial and confirmation drug testing which it requires.Employees who dispute any results will pay
the costs of any additional drug testing.
Company ABC may conduct drug and/or
alcohol testing if an employee is having work performance problems and/or is
displaying behavior that may be alcohol or drug related.A manager or supervisor, with the approval of
Occupational Health and Safety, may require that the employee submit to a
breath test and/or urinalysis.In such
circumstances, the employee will be suspended without pay until the test
results are known.If the results are
negative, the employee will be reimbursed for all work time lost.
As a condition of employment, employees
are required to notify their manager or supervisor in writing of any criminal
drug statute conviction they receive.This notification must be received by the manager or supervisory within days of the conviction.
of Positive Test Results
A post-accident positive drug test will
result in termination of employment.Refusal to comply with the testing requirements of this policy will be
considered to be a positive result and will result in immediate termination of
All positive results are reviewed by a
Medical Health Officer (MHO).The MHO
will contact employees who test positive to ensure other possible medications
or factors did not cause the positive result.If an employee refuses to talk to the MHO, the test results will be
considered “positive” and will result in immediate termination of employment.