The Creating a Drug-Free Workplace Education Program provides information and guidance as well as actual education and training modules for implementing a drug-free workplace program in companies of all sizes. Its “how-to” focus is geared to the company that has already recognized the need for a program and now wants specific ideas and strategies for implementing one in a cost-effective manner.
Also provided are self-directed CD-ROMs containing all of the material covered in the employee education and supervisor training modules which can be used at any time.
There are two training modules. One for general employees and one for supervisors, or anyone in a leadership role. Provided with each module are all the facilitator notes, agendas, handouts and other materials needed to complete the program.
In total, each module takes about 3 hours to complete, however additional agendas have been provided to meet the needs of a business that only has one hour or ninety minutes set aside for training. This means that the facilitator doesn’t have to take extra time to develop an alternative agenda.
The two hour agenda for the supervisor module meets the training requirement of Iowa Code Section 730.5.
The employee education module is designed to increase awareness of alcohol and other drug abuse and encourage employees to assist in maintaining a drug-free workplace. It includes information on who becomes and addict, drugs that are abused, signs and symptoms of substance abuse, and communicating concerns.
The supervisor training is designed to ensure that those in leadership positions understand and can fulfill their role in creating and maintaining a drug-free workplace. The session includes an overview of a Four-Step Intervention Model, which includes documenting performance issues, identifying troubled employees, addressing concerns, and referring an employee to assistance.
It also includes time for a review of the company drug-free workplace/drug-testing policy.
Why Should You Be Concerned?
Substance abusers are 33-50% less productive. (National Institute on Drug Abuse)
A drug-free workplace can: