Drug-Free Workplace

Issuance No: A11
Issuance Date: July 8, 2004
Subject: Drug-Free Workplace

Public Law 100-690, the Drug-Free Workplace Act of 1988 requires federal contractors and grantees to certify that they will maintain a drug-free workplace by:

  • the development and distribution of a drug-free workplace statement
  • the certification that each employee has received the statement
  • the provision of a drug awareness program

The health and safety of WDB employees, contracted agencies, and customers is paramount.  Clearly, the use, possession, or sale of drugs in the workplace poses serious risks to all.  Drug abuse in the workplace results in accidents and injuries, lower productivity, increased absenteeism and tardiness, and legal complications for employees and employers.  For these reasons, and to comply with PL 100-690, the WDB is committed to maintaining a drug-free workplace.  North Central Missouri College Board Policy Manual 7.2.00 specifies substances that are prohibited from any college property.

Therefore, it is the express policy of the Northwest WDB that the unlawful manufacture, distribution, dispensing, possession, or use of controlled substances by an employee while on duty or on work site premises is prohibited.  All contracted agencies will provide certification of compliance with PL 100-690 as part of their contractual assurances.


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