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DRUG-FREE WORKPLACE ALLIANCE
ALLIANCE ANNUAL REPORT

The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA),
The Mine Safety and Health Administration (MSHA),
The Office of the Assistant Secretary for Policy's Working Partners for an Alcohol- and Drug-Free Workplace, and
The International Association of Bridge, Structural, Ornamental and Reinforcing Ironworkers (Ironworkers),
The International Brotherhood of Boilermakers (Boiler Makers Union),
The International Union of Operating Engineers (IUOE),
The United Brotherhood of Carpenters and Joiners of America (UBC)

Adding in July 2006

American Road & Transportation Builders Association (ARTBA)
Associated General Contractors of America (AGC)
The Association of Union Constructors (TAUC)
International Union of Painters and Allied Trades (IUPAT)
Laborers' International Union of North America (LIUNA)
National Asphalt Pavement Association (NAPA)
Specialized Carriers & Rigging Association (SC&RA)
United Association of Journeymen and Apprentices of the Plumbing and Pipe Fitting Industry of the United States and Canada (UA)

June 12, 2007

I. Alliance Background

Date Signed

October 12, 2004
July 10, 2006, addendum

Overview

The Alliance members recognize the value of establishing a collaborative relationship to foster safer, drug-free and more healthful American workplaces and protect employees' health and safety. As a result, the organizations formed this Alliance to provide members of the construction industry with information, guidance and access to training resources that will help them understand the benefits of drug-free workplace programs and protect employees' health and safety. The organizations particularly focus on educating workers on safety and productivity hazards created by the abuse of alcohol and other drugs in the workplace.

Implementation Team Members

 
OSHA  
   
Jim Boom
Stew Burkhammer
Cathy Cronin
Sandra Khan

Lisa Ramber
Don Wright
Directorate of Cooperative and State Programs, Office of Partnerships and Recognition
Directorate of Construction, Office of Construction Services
Directorate of Training and Education
Directorate of Cooperative and State Programs (DCSP), Office of Outreach Services and Alliances (OOSA)
DCSP, OOSA
Directorate of Science Technology and Medicine (DSTM), Office of Occupational Medicine
   
MSHA  
   
Bill Baughman
Layne Lathram
Frank Meilinger
Linda Zeiler
 
   
Working Partners  
   
Elena Carr
Greta Menard
Rebecca Skipper
Renee Tajudeen
Office of the Assistant Secretary for Policy (OASP)
OASP
OASP
OASP
   
ARTBA   IUOE
     
Brad Sant   Emmett Russell
     
AGC   IUPAT
     
Michele Myers
Carmen Shaffer
  Tim Stricker
     
TAUC   LIUNA
     
Michael Dorsey
Todd Mustard
  Jamie Becker
     
Ironworkers   NAPA
     
Frank Migliaccio   Una Conolly
Don Ellisberg
     
UA   SC&RA
     
Anne St. Eloi   Beth O'Quinn
     
Boilermakers   UBC
     
Bill Palmisano   Greg Abbott
Frank Benson

Evaluation Period

October 12, 2005 - October 11, 2006

II. Implementation Team Meetings*

 
*January 12, 2006
*August 17, 2006
Implementation Team Meeting
Implementation Team Meeting

*Meeting was held at the U.S. Department of Labor's Francis Perkins Building in Washington, D.C.

III. Results
  1. Events and Products

    Training and Education Goal


    • Work with OSHA, MSHA and Working Partners to provide expertise to develop training and education programs regarding workplace substance abuse and to provide expertise in communicating such information to the construction industry.
    Products

    "What Can I Do"


    In response to needs identified by Alliance members, Working Partners developed "What Can I Do" a training module designed to help employees learn when and how to help a co-worker (or family member or friend) who may have a substance abuse problem.

    Mine Safety and Health Administration (MSHA) Educational Materials

    Through the Alliance, Working Partners assisted MSHA in developing a standard drug-free workplace slide presentation for delivery by MSHA district managers to mine operators titled "A Leadership Challenge for Today's Mine Operators: Keeping America's Mines Alcohol and Drug Free." In addition, Working Partners assisted MSHA in creating a Special Issue of the Joseph A. Holmes Safety Association Bulletin on "Substance Abuse in the Workplace;" published June 2006.

    Outreach and Communication Goals

    • Work with OSHA, MSHA and Working Partners to provide expertise in developing information on safety and health issues related to workplace substance abuse and to provide expertise in developing ways of communicating such information (e.g., print and electronic media, electronic assistance tools and Alliance member Web sites) to the construction industry.
    Products

    Workplace Substance Abuse Safety and Health Topics page


    The following Drug Free Workplace Alliance implementation team members continue to serve on the editorial board for OSHA's Workplace Substance Abuse Safety and Health Topics page:

    • Elena Carr, Department of Labor (DOL), OASP; Washington, DC
    • Rebecca Skipper, DOL, OASP; Washington, DC
    • Renee Tajudeen, DOL, OASP; Washington, DC
    • Donald Wright, Director, OSHA, DSTM; Washington, DC
    Working Partners for an Alcohol- and Drug-Free Workplace Web Site

    Drug Free Workplace Alliance signatories continue to review the DOL's Working Partners' Web site, Working Partners for an Alcohol and Drug Free Workplace, which is designed to raise awareness about the hazard of workplace substance abuse and help employers and employees create drug-free workplaces.

    Drug Free Workplace Programs Slide Presentation

    Through the Alliance, Working Partners developed a standard Drug Free Workplace Program slide presentation that addresses the nature and extent of the problems of workplace substance abuse; the benefits of drug-free workplace programs to protect safety and lessen the impact of such problems; and highlights the Alliance members' successes in implementing such a program. The presentation is posted on the DOL's Working Partners Web site.

    Publications, News Releases, e-mail Alerts, Web Casts

    Information on the Drug Free Workplace Alliance and the signing of the Alliance's addendum as well as drug-free workplace issues and available resources appeared in the following online and print publications:

    • Lifelines On Line (LIUNA); Fall 2006
    • The Construction User (TAUC); Fall 2006
    • TAUC Web Site; July 2006 (Permanent page posted about the Alliance)
    • SC&RA Weekly Newsletter
      • "SC&RA Joins DOL Drug-Free Workplace Alliance;" July 14, 2006
      • "SC&RA Supports Drug-Free Work Week;" September 26, 2006
      • "SC&RA Encourages Members to Train Supervisors for Drug-Free Work Week;" October 6, 2006
      • "Help Employees Check for Substance Abuse During Drug-Free Work Week;" October 13, 2006
    • SC&RA Safety & Management Newsletter
      • "SC&RA Joins DOL Drug-Free Workplace Alliance;" September 2006
    • American Cranes and Transport (SC&RA North America publication)
      • "SC&RA Joins DOL Drug-Free Workplace Alliance;" September 2006
    • International Cranes & Specialized Transport (SC&RA International publication)
      • "SC&RA Signs Up to the Drug-Free Workplace Alliance Program;" August 2006
    In addition, news releases about the Alliance addendum signing were developed and distributed by the following organizations:

    • U.S. Department of Labor, July 2006
    • ARTBA, July 2006
    • NAPA, July 2006
    • SC&RA, July 2006
    A number of the Drug Free Workplace Alliance participants also promoted the agreement through a number of alternative methods. For example:

    • Working Partners sent an e-mail alert about the Alliance expansion in July 2006 to 8,060 Working Partners Web site subscribers.
    • Working Partners sent an e-mail alert about Drug-Free Work Week in October 2006 to 8,850 Working Partners Web site subscribers, U.S. Small Business Administration Paul D. Coverdell Drug-Free Workplace Program grantees, and various substance abuse organizations.
    • UA sent blast e-mail and faxes to its members about its participation in the Alliance.
    • The Ironworkers participated in an interview with Cisco Systems that was pod cast to hundreds of listeners. During the interview, Frank Migliaccio promoted the Alliance and its drug-free workplace messages.
    Drug-Free Work Week, October 16-22, 2006

    The Drug Free Workplace Alliance signatories, in collaboration with the DOL and the White House Office of National Drug Control Policy, helped develop the themes and promotional materials for the DOL's first annual Drug-Free Work Week, October 16 22, 2006. The Drug-Free Work Week is a public awareness campaign intended to highlight the fact that being drug free is key to protecting workplace safety and health and to encourage workers with alcohol and drug problems to seek help. To help promote the Week, DOL produced a number of educational materials, including:

    • Drug-Free Work Week Web page on the DOL Working Partners for an Alcohol- and Drug-Free Workplace Web Site that outlined suggestions to help employers participate in the week.
    • A downloadable payroll check insert that promoted Drug-Free Work Week and listed help line phone numbers.
    • Two Drug-Free Work Week posters one aimed at the construction industry and one geared toward the broader workplace.
    • Hard hat stickers.
    The Alliance's participants helped distribute the information to their members and other constituents. For example:

    • AGC distributed 2,000 hard-hat stickers and 700 posters.
    • ARTBA distributed 3,000 drug-free workplace stickers and 500 posters.
    • Boilermakers Union distributed 24,000 hard-hat stickers and 100 posters.
    • Ironworkers International distributed 1,000 hard-hat stickers and 175 posters.
    • IUOE distributed 2,000 hard-hat stickers and 200 posters.
    • IUPAT distributed 700 hard-hat stickers and 40 posters.
    • LIUNA distributed 2,500 hard-hat stickers and 2,500 posters.
    • MSHA distributed 15,000 posters and 150,000 stickers.
    • NAPA distributed 1,000 hard-hat stickers and 200 posters.
    • OSHA distributed 13,000 hard-hat stickers and 500 posters.
    • TAUC distributed 2,500 hard-hat stickers and 2,500 posters.
    • UBC distributed 2,000 hard-hat stickers and 100 posters.
    • UA distributed 15,000 hard-hat stickers and 1,000 posters.
    • SC&RA distributed 1,020 hard-hat stickers and 1,020 posters.
    As a result, Alliance representatives distributed more than 11,000 drug-free workplace posters and over 75,000 hard-hat stickers to their members and spread the message; Working Drug-Free provides safer workplaces.

    • Speak, exhibit or appear at Alliance members' conferences, local meetings or other events.
    Events

    Meetings and Conferences


    Working Partners, OSHA and other Alliance participants delivered presentations and workshops at a number of events. Examples include the following:

    • The Ironworkers continued its drug-testing initiative, which is administered through its IMPACT program. During the reporting period, 12 presentations were delivered at the union's Regional Advisory Board meetings in order to educate local unions on the benefits of drug-free workplace programs and to recruit participation in IMPACT program.
    • LIUNA sponsored the following presentations and workshops that incorporated Alliance-related drug-free workplace messages:
      • Two "Fitness for Duty" training sessions in Baltimore; MD, September 2006.
      • "Drug-Free Workplaces and the Role of Medical Professionals" workshop at the Laborers' Health and Safety Fund of North America (LHSFNA) Medical Conference; August 2006.
      • "Job Safety Best Practices, Drug-Free Workplaces" workshop at the Supervisor/Foreman Safety Training; August 2006.
      • "Alternative Specimen Drug Testing" workshop at the LIUNA National Convention in Las Vegas, NV; September 2006.
    • MSHA provided talking points to its district managers in 17 district offices, who then forwarded them to each field office for inspectors' use as they made their inspection rounds. In addition, the talking points were sent to MSHA's EFS staff, as well as staff at MSHA's academy. The agency's Office of Technical Support also sent them to its centers in Pittsburgh, PA and Bruceton, TN.
    • The Boilermakers delivered educational presentations on the benefits of drug-free workplace programs at the following events:
      • Mobilization, Optimization, Stabilization, and Training (MOST) Tripartite Alliance Annual Training in Myrtle Beach, SC; October 2006.
      • Three meetings with local lodges; January 2006, March 2006 and June 2006.
    • In August 2006, UA conducted a session on Substance Abuse Testing with its coordinator class during its Annual Convention in Ann Arbor, MI.
    • Employee Assistance Professionals Association (EAPA) Annual Conference; Philadelphia, PA; October 2005. Working Partners' Elena Carr presented "Reenergizing the Roots of Employee Assistance: Tapping Into Federal Workplace Substance Abuse Efforts."
    • The Millwrights National Conference (United Brotherhood of Carpenters); Palm Springs, CA; January 2006. Elena Carr presented "Building Drug-Free Workplaces in the Construction Industry: A Cooperative Approach."
    • Substance Abuse Program Administrators Association (SAPAA) Spring Conference; Las Vegas, NV; April 2006. Elena Carr presented: "Rulemaking Update: Addressing Drug Use to Improve Safety in the Mining Industry."
    • MSHA State Grantees Meeting; Beckley, WV; April 2006; Elena Carr presented "Keeping America's Mines Alcohol and Drug Free: Incorporating Substance Abuse Education into Safety Training."
    • Drug and Alcohol Testing Industry Association Annual Conference, June 3, 2006. Dr. Don Wright and Elena Carr presented on "Recent Developments at the U.S. Department of Labor" to help drug testing professionals understand how drug-free workplace programs help promote workplace safety and health.
    • Voluntary Protection Programs Participants Association (VPPPA) Annual Conference, Orlando, FL; August 2006. Dr. Don Wright and Bill Palmisano, Boilermakers Union, delivered a presentation entitled "Sharing in Safety: A Cooperative Approach to Drug-Free Workplaces."
    • Specialized Carriers and Rigging Association 2006 Crane and Rigging Workshop; Atlanta, GA; September 2006. Elena Carr presented "Elevating Safety: Joining Forces to Create a Drug-Free Construction Industry."
    • TRAM (Training Resources Applies to Mining) National Mine Instructors Seminar; Beaver, WV; October 2006; Elena Carr presented "What Can I Do? - A Substance Abuse Training Resource for Miners."
    • Job Accommodation Network (JAN) Audio Conference; Washington, D.C.; October, 17 2006. Elena Carr presented "Dealing with Substance Abuse in the Workplace."
    • Employee Assistance Professionals Association (EAPA) Annual Conference; Nashville, TN; October 2006. Elena Carr and the Laborers' Jamie Becker presented "Small Business and Unions: Taking Another Look at Untapped Markets."
    Exhibiting and Sharing Publications

    Working Partners, OSHA, MSHA and other Alliance signatories made drug-free workplace materials available at the following meetings, conferences, and events:

    • Building and Construction Trades Department (BCTD), Legislative Conference; Washington, D.C.; April 2006.
    • National Petrochemical & Refiners Association (NPRA), National Safety Conference; Woodlands, TX; May 2006.
    • NAPA Mid-Year Environmental and Safety Operations Committee Meeting; Las Vegas, NV; July 2006.
    • Holmes Safety Association's Joint Mine Safety Meeting; Clearwater, FL; June 2006.
    • OSHA Consultation Conference; Dallas, TX; August 2006.
    • Coal-Gen 2006; Cincinnati, OH; August 2006.
    • ARTBA Annual Meeting; San Diego, CA; September 2006.
    • Power Generation Conference; Hershey, PA; September 2006.
    • IUOE's Training, Safety and Health Conference. Fall 2006, Washington, DC.
    • Employee Assistance Professionals Association (EAPA) Annual Conference; Philadelphia, PA; October 2005.
    • Community Anti-Drug Coalitions of America (CADCA) National Leadership Forum; Washington, D.C.; February 2006.
    • Pennsylvania Partners 22nd Annual Employment, Training and Education Conference; Hershey, PA; May 2006.
    • American Industrial Hygiene Association (AIHA), American Industrial Conference and Expo, Chicago; IL; May 2006.
    • Drug and Alcohol Testing Industry Association (DATIA) Annual Conference; Phoenix, AZ; June 2006.
    • American Society of Safety Engineers (ASSE), Safety 2006 Conference; Seattle, WA; June 2006.
    • National Federation of Independent Business (NFIB), National Small Business Summit; Washington, D.C.; June 2006.
    • Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM), Annual Conference; Washington, D.C.; June 2006.
    • Substance Abuse Program Administrators Association (SAPAA), Annual Conference; San Antonio, TX; August 2006.
    • Voluntary Protection Programs Participants' Association (VPPPA), Annual Conference; Orlando, FL; August 2006.
    • Specialized Carriers and Rigging Association (SC&RA), 2006 Crane and Rigging Workshop; Atlanta, GA; September 2006.
    • Employee Assistance Professionals Association (EAPA), Annual Conference; Nashville, TN; October 2006.
    • TRAM (Training Resources Applies to Mining) National Mine Instructors Seminar; Beaver, WV; October 2006.

    • Develop and share information among OSHA and MSHA personnel and industry safety and health professionals regarding Alliance members' best practices or effective approaches and publicize results through outreach by Alliance members and through Alliance member-developed materials, training programs, workshops, seminars and lectures (or any other applicable forum).

      The OSHA and AFS Alliance Implementation Team has not started work on programs or projects to address this goal.

    • Work with other OSHA Alliance participants on specific issues and projects on drug-free workplace and related issues that are addressed and developed through OSHA's Alliance Program and Working Partners.
    DOL-Developed Articles

    Through the Drug Free Workplace Alliance, Working Partners developed articles titled, "Tips for Employers on Safe and Sober Office Parties" (December 2005) and "Helping Small Businesses Benefit from Being Drug-Free" (January 2007). A number of the Alliance Program participants have included the articles in their publications and posted the information on their Web sites. For example, the National Federation of Independent Business (NFIB) posted the articles on its Web site in the Tools and Tips section.

    North American Occupational Safety and Health (NAOSH) Week, April 30-May 6, 2006

    The Drug Free Workplace Alliance supported 2006 NAOSH Week, which was held April 30-May 6, 2006. NAOSH Week is sponsored by the American Society of Safety Engineers (ASSE), an Alliance Program participant, and the Canadian Society of Safety Engineers (CSSE). Working Partners publicized the event by posting a notice on its Web site and sending an e-mail alert to its more than 8,000 subscribers.

    Promoting the National Dialogue on Workplace Safety and Health Goals

    • Raise others' awareness of and demonstrate a commitment to drug-free workplaces when Alliance member leaders address groups, as appropriate.

      The OSHA and AFS Alliance Implementation Team has not started work on programs or projects to address this goal.

    • Convene or participate in forums, round table discussions, or stakeholder meetings to address issues associated with the abuse of alcohol and other drugs to help forge innovative solutions in the workplace.
    Events

    Building and Construction Trades Department's (BCTD) Committee for Nationwide Drug Programs


    Bill Palmisano, Boilermakers, participated in the BCTD Committee for Nationwide Drug Programs an industry roundtable that explores drug-free workplace issues throughout the building and construction trades.

    Helping the Labor Movement Embrace the Recovery Movement Web cast, May 2006

    Alliance representative Frank Migliaccio, Ironworkers and Jamie Becker, LIUNA participated in a taping of the Web cast, "Helping the Labor Movement Embrace the Recovery Movement," which was aired in May 2006 as a lead up to the 2006 National Alcohol and Drug Addiction Recovery Month (September) campaign sponsored by the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration.

  2. Executive Summary

    Throughout the reporting period, Alliance activities and products have facilitated the delivery of the drug-free workplace message to many individuals working in or with the construction industry. In addition, participation in the Alliance has helped build trust and cooperation between government, industry and labor.

    The Alliance expanded in July 2006 when Secretary of Labor Elaine L. Chao signed an Alliance addendum with four unions and five construction contractor/owner associations. This development helped increase the number of union members whose work is performed in environments that a) recognize employees have the right to work in an environment free of the hazards of drug abuse; and b) encourage individuals with substance abuse problems to seek help and return to work as productive members of the workforce.

    Another key outcome of the Alliance in 2005-2006 was the creation of Drug-Free Work Week. In collaboration with the Drug-Free Workplace Alliance, DOL and the White House Office of National Drug Control Policy, October 16-22, 2006 was designated as the first annual Drug-Free Work Week. The Alliance participants were instrumental in the conceptualization and implementation of this event and helped distribute Drug-Free Work Week materials to their memberships, including more than 10,000 educational posters and more than 71,000 promotional stickers. In addition, the Alliance participants published articles in their member publications and helped facilitate local-level training and educational activities.

    In response to Alliance members identifying the need for more worker-friendly training materials on workplace alcohol and drug abuse prevention, a new employee education curriculum titled "What Can I Do?" was developed. This program aims to empower workers in the construction and mining industries to take positive action if they believe a co-worker may have an alcohol or drug problem.

    During the reporting year, Alliance signatories gave numerous speeches and participated in workshops and roundtables during which they highlighted Drug Free Workplace Alliance-related activities and compliance assistance materials developed through the DOL. The groups also distributed outreach resources and publications at a number of events throughout the reporting year. In addition, many of the Alliance participants included drug free workplace program articles in their organizations' on-line and print publications. The Alliance also helped to support the 2006 NAOSH Week.

    Finally, in support of 2006 National Alcohol and Drug Addiction Recovery Month, a guide developed by SAMHSA for labor organizations on alcohol and drug use disorders was reviewed by Alliance members to ensure it accurately described union approaches, and two Alliance representatives spoke during a webcast on how organized labor supports the recovery movement.

  3. Alliance Program Reach
Type of Activity
(Conference, Training, Print and Electronic Distribution, etc.)
Number of Individuals Reached or Trained
Working Partners Web Site 115,530
Drug-Free Workplace Alliance Web page on OSHA's Web Site 6,271
OSHA's Substance Abuse Safety and Health Topics Page 34,598
ARTBA Annual Meeting; September 2006 300
Ironworkers Drug Testing Program 4,695
Ironworkers Regional Advisory Board Meetings 332
LIUNA "Fitness for Duty" Trainings; September 2006 13
LIUNA LHSFNA Workshop; August 2006 50
LIUNA Supervisor/Foreman Safety Training; August 2006 40
LIUNA National Convention Workshop; September 2006 50
Boilermakers Union MOST Tripartite Alliance Annual Training; October 2006 500
Boilermakers Union meetings with local lodges; January, March and June 2006 300
"Helping the Labor Movement Embrace the Recovery Movement" Webcast; May 2006 Data not available
UA Substance Abuse Testing with Coordinator Class; August 2006 3,300
Working Partners/LIUNA EAPA Conference Workshop & Exhibit; October 2006 1,200
Working Partners plenary presentation at Millwrights National Conference; January 2006 350
Working Partners/SAPAA Workshop; April 2006 200
Working Partners exhibit at Community Anti-Drug Coalitions of America (CADCA) National Leadership Forum; February 2006 200
Working Partners/OSHA/NAADAC Presentation; March 2006 Data not available
Working Partners presentation at MSHA State Grantees Meeting; April 2006 115
Working Partners/Construction Safety Council 16th Annual Safety Exposition; April 2006 200
Working Partners/Pennsylvania Partners 22nd Annual Employment, Training and Education Conference; May 2006 150
Working Partners/OSHA exhibit at AIHA American Industrial Conference and Expo; May 2006 300
Working Partners/DATIA Conference Workshop & Exhibit; June 2006 600
Working Partners Workshop at Holmes Safety Association's Joint Mine Safety Meeting; July 2006 50
Working Partners/OSHA exhibit at ASSE National Conference; June 2006 300
Working Partners/NFIB National Small Business Summit Exhibit; June 2006 200
Working Partners/SHRM Annual Conference Exhibit; June 2006 2,000
Working Partners/OSHA Consultation Conference; August 2006 100
Working Partners/SAPAA Annual Conference; August 2006 440
OSHA-Boilermakers/VPPPA Conference Workshop; August 2006 25
Working Partners/SC&RA Conference Workshop & Exhibit; September 2006 400
Working Partners/EAPA Conference Exhibit; October 2006 2,300
Working Partners/TRAM Seminar & Exhibit; October 2006 500
Working Partners/JAN Audio Conference; October 2006 Data not available
Working Partners/Mental Health Screening Teleconference; December 2005 80
IUOE Training, Safety and Health Conference 200
Drug-Free Workplace Alliance Expansion Event; July 2006 20
LIUNA Meeting with Robert Nester; July 2006 7
NAPA Mid-Year Environmental and Safety Operations Committee Meeting; July 2006 41
BCTD Legislative Conference; April 2006 300
Power Generation Conference; September 2006 300
NPRA National Safety Conference; May 2006 300
Coal-Gen 2006; August 2006 300
Drug-Free Work Week Events and Materials Distribution; October 2006 81,000
LIUNA Lifelines On Line Article; Fall 2006 3,300
TAUC The Construction User Article; Fall 2006 8,000
UA blast faxes and e-mails 6,000
SC&RA newsletter and magazine articles 18,800
TOTAL 292,249

IV. Upcoming Milestones

Through the Drug Free Workplace Alliance, the signatories have discussed undertaking a number of outreach activities in the upcoming year to promote drug free workplace programs, including:
  • Identifying and participating in future conferences and meetings.
  • Identifying magazines and Web sites through which to seek further coverage of Alliance activities and messages.
  • Continuing to distribute drug-free workplace brochures and posters.
  • Identifying and publicizing examples of drug-free workplace best practices in the construction and mining industries.
  • Expanding and amplifying the Drug-Free Work Week's message in 2007.
  • In conjunction with the 2007 Drug-Free Work Week campaign, developing and distributing new educational materials including an OSHA bookmark/reference tool and a "Tool Box Talk" for construction sites to members of participating organizations and throughout the industry.
  • Continuing to establish a permanent presence for Working Partners/substance abuse information on each Alliance members' Web sites.
  • Convening or participating in roundtables or other events to highlight the issues associated with the abuse of alcohol and other drugs and to help forge innovative solutions in the workplace.
  • Creating "best practice" summaries highlighting Alliance members' drug free workplace programs.
  • Engaging other OSHA or MSHA Alliances in the Drug Free Workplace Alliance's efforts to promote drug free workplaces.