Drug-Free Workplace Policy
ScreenSafe Inc.
Program Administrators
Employee Resource Systems, Inc.
Members Assistance Program
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Goals and Objectives
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Recognition of the problem;
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Development of a comprehensive policy;
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Educate Participants;
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Promote the Member Assistance Program,
MAP;
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Implement a fair and respectful drug testing
program that conforms to Federal drug
testing standards.
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Policy Requirements and Prohibitions
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The use of alcohol or drugs by employees
during working hours on the job site or on
company property (including company
vehicles) is absolutely prohibited.
Participants are required to submit to drug
and/or alcohol testing in accordance with
this policy.
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Policy Requirements and Prohibitions
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No participant will be tested for alcohol
unless a reasonable suspicion exists that
the person is under the influence of alcohol,
or they are involved in an OSHA recordable
on the job accident.
Participants subject to this policy continue
to have access to the usual protections
provided as part of their union membership.
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Policy Requirements and Prohibitions
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All members of the program shall be
considered part of the testing pool and will
be tested over a 2 year period.
Participants will be selected randomly from
the 50% pool.
Participants who complete the testing
process will not be returned to the 50% pool.
At the same time there will be an ongoing
10% pool.
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Testing Procedures
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Names picked from the random pool.
ScreenSafe checks the database to find
out where union member is working.
Designated (Company or Union)
Representative called and informed to
expect a fax/email regarding participants
being tested.
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Testing Procedures
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ScreenSafe makes calls to Designated
Representative in the AM and early PM.
Forms sent to Designated Representative:
 Testing Procedures for the Electrical
Industry Drug Free Alliance Alliance
 The Alliance Drug Test Information and
Instruction Sheet
 List of Collection Sites
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Testing Procedures
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By the end of the business day, the
Designated Representative informs
participant that his/her name has been
selected.
The Designated Representative then
faxes that the member was notified to
ScreenSafe
Participants are given until end of next
business day to take test.
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Testing Procedures
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Participants given one hour off with
regular wages and fringe benefits. (Paid
by Employer)
If the test is negative, no further action is
taken.
If the test is positive, the Medical Review
Officer (MRO) calls participant to validate
reason for positive.
If no valid reason found, participant is in
violation of policy.
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Testing Procedures
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Testing will also be done when there is
“reasonable suspicion”.
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Accelerated testing (follow-up) takes
place (based on MAP recommendation)
once a participant tests positive and has
returned to work.
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Testing Procedures - Safeguards
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Integrity of specimens insured by utilization of
one collection procedure at all sites
All labs have DHHS certification
All positives confirmed by GC/MS
MRO reviews all drug test positives
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Testing Procedures – Safeguards
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Urine samples separated into two
containers at time of collection
Other forms of testing for participants
with confirmed medical conditions
Blind testing
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Testing Occasions - Portability
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These provisions will apply to those
individuals working under the portability
rules.
All traveling craftpersons will be subject
to:
 Initial testing
 Random testing
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Testing Occasions - Portability
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Craftperson will be allowed to report to
work immediately after providing a urine
specimen for testing.
A positive test for any prohibited
substance result in immediate
termination.
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Testing Occasions - Portability
Participants who are called to work
assignments that are anticipated to last
three (3) days or less are subject to the
Alliance drug-free workplace policy, but
may be exempt from the drug-testing
program.
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Policy Violations
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Policy Violations can include;
 Having a positive test result.
 Failing to take a test as scheduled
 Failing to keep a scheduled
appointment with MAP or
 Failing to participate in and/or
complete the assigned treatment or
education program
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Policy Violations
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Policy Violations can include (continued);
 Substituting another substance or
specimen
 Providing a dilute specimen for a
second time without a valid medical
explanation
 Providing a urine specimen which
shows the presence of an adulterant
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Consequences
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Upon a first non-compliance;
 Participant will be referred to the MAP
for evaluation
 Participant must complete
recommended treatment or education
program
 Participant may be returned to work
prior to program completion
The participant will be placed in a one year
accelerated testing program.
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Consequences (continued)
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Upon a first non-compliance;
 The participant may also wait out 30 days. During
this 30 day wait out the participant may NOT be
worked by the contractor and is ineligible for
referral.
 The participant must test negative after the 30
day wait in order to return.
 If a participant is non-compliant again for any
reason during the next 2 years the participant
will be on a 2nd non-compliance and will no
longer have the 30 day wait out option
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Consequences
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Upon a second non-compliance;
 Participant will be referred to the MAP
for evaluation
 Participant must complete
recommended treatment or education
program
 Participant may be returned to work
prior to program completion
The participant will be placed in a one
year accelerated testing program.
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Consequences
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Upon a third non-compliance within a two-year
period from the preceding (second);
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Participant will be referred to the MAP for evaluation
Participant must complete recommended treatment or
education program
Participant may be returned to work prior to program
completion
The participant will be placed in a one year
accelerated testing program.
The participant will be required to sign a "Last
Chance Agreement" between him/herself and the
Program.
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Consequences
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Upon a fourth non-compliance within a twoyear period from the preceding (third);
 Participant will be referred to the MAP for
evaluation
 Participant must complete recommended
treatment or education program
 Participant will not be returned to work prior
to program completion
The participant will be placed in a one year
accelerated testing program. (continued)
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Consequences (continued)
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The participant shall be terminated from
employment and, if the referral procedure policy
provides, is ineligible for referral until he/she has
satisfactorily completed the assigned treatment
or other program.
The participant will be required to sign a "Last
Chance Agreement" between him/herself and the
Program.
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Non-Compliant Protocol
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ScreenSafe will let the Designated
Representative know that the participant
is unavailable.
Participants will receive written notices
confirming their test results and
providing them with information to assist
them in returning to compliance.
ScreenSafe will inform the union hall that
the participant is unavilable.
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Non-Compliant Protocol
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We will ask the contractor to have the member
contact ScreenSafe, Inc.
Participants will receive written notices
confirming their test results and providing
them with information to assist them in
returning to compliance.
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Reciprocal Website
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What is Reciprocity
 As long as you are compliant in your home
local will be compliant in all participating
locals jurisdictions.
 The only information that will be on the
website is your Name, Union Card Number and
Home Local.
 Unions as applicable will have access to make
sure members are compliant with program.
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Reciprocal Website
Participating Locals
IBEW Local 134
IBEW Local 176
IBEW Local 461
IBEW Local 701
IBEW Local 117
IBEW Local 150
IBEW Local 364
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Apprentices
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Will be in a 100% pool as well as a 10% pool. They
will tested a minimum of once per year,
An Apprentice who is non-compliant will be
 Referred to the EAP/MAP
 Suspended from work/school
 Possible cancellation from the apprenticeship
or training program
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Apprentices
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Upon a second non-compliance the
participant will be cancelled from the
apprenticeship or training program.
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The Next Steps
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Participant education
 Contract MAP if you need help
 Review Policy
Initiate testing
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