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Published: Spring, 2007; Vol 9, Num 1

Drug-Free Workplace Initiatives
  • Responding to the request of the Construction Users Roundtable (CURT), HP Division Associate Division Director Jamie Becker joined representatives of other building trades’ unions and contractor associations in the creation of the Building Trades’ National Drug & Alcohol Program. The purpose of this program is to standardize drug and alcohol testing through a uniform policy and capture test results in a central databank. All participating contractors will follow the same policy and have access to workers’ status in the databank. This will eliminate duplicative testing and allow workers to move from project to project without the necessity of retesting. It will save time, money and frustration.
  • The Drug Free Workplace Alliance, under the leadership of the U.S. Department of Labor, was also established in 2006. Advancing the premise that all worksites should be free of drug or alcohol-impaired workers, the Alliance is designed to share educational resources and best practices that address this concern.