Union construction workers, together with their contractor partners, have been advocates of meaningful policies to ensure an alcohol and drug free workplace for more than 20 years.
These efforts include mandatory pre-employment testing as well as random, post-accident and testing for reasonable cause. We support education programs on alcohol and drug awareness for both workers and supervisors.
We also provide a method for workers to explain or question test results and information on how and where to seek treatment if needed.
Saying you are a drug-free company is easy – everyone does it. However, having meaningful programs takes a real commitment of time and money.
Below are some affiliated testing and education organizations and the state of WV law regarding testing for workers on tax funded construction projects.
The Parkersburg Program
Alcohol and Drug Free Act