Establishing a workplace drug and alcohol policy is essential to creating and enforcing expectations. These expectations are key to keeping workplaces safe and productive. Drug and alcohol policies set the stage for a successful fit-for-duty program. Having a documented policy provides a framework for dealing with the difficult and often sensitive issues surrounding substance abuse, medical conditions, and related stress. With a policy in place, employees know what is expected and what to do to help ensure that their workplace is safe and drug-free.
CannAmm has years of experience creating effective drug and alcohol policies. The first step in creating a comprehensive policy is outlining your goals. Goals are outlined based on why your organization is implementing a policy. The reasons why may include but are not limited to:
Once your organizational goals have been established we can create a policy that will meet your objectives. The policy should include measures for tracking performance. Tracking performance may show a direct link between substance abuse and incidents. From here we can modify your drug and alcohol testing program as needed to ensure your team is fit for duty.
We design your policy so it fits your drug and alcohol testing program. This helps ensure that your team will use and adhere to your policy which is essential for safety-sensitive positions. Now that your goals, objectives, and performance trackers have been settled it is time to build your policy. How? It can be as simple as reaching out to our team at CannAmm.
Our team will ask you a few simple questions to start planning your workplace drug and alcohol policy. The first will be if your organization is unionized. The second will focus on why you need a drug and alcohol policy. Three main situations describe the majority of organizations’ needs:
Reach out to our team at CannAmm today if you have additional questions. We would be happy to go over your organization’s specific fit-for-duty needs and ensure that you have a comprehensive policy that covers all aspects of your health and safety program.