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DRUG-FREE WORKPLACE ALLIANCE
ALLIANCE ANNUAL REPORT

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
American Road & Transportation Builders Association (ARTBA)
Associated General Contractors of America (AGC)
International Association of Bridge, Structural Ornamental and Reinforcing Ironworkers (IABSORIW)
International Association of Heat and Frost Insulators and Asbestos Workers (IAHFIAW)
International Brotherhood of Boilermakers (IBB)
International Union of Operating Engineers (IUOE)
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)
TAUC The Association of Union Constructors (TAUC)
United Association of Journeymen and Apprentices of the Plumbing and Pipe Fitting Industry of the United States and Canada (UAJAPPFI)
United Brotherhood of Carpenters and Joiners of America (UBCJA)

February 5, 2008

I. Alliance Background

Date Signed


October 12, 2004
July 10, 2006, addendum

Date Renewed

October 19, 2006

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  
   
Lisa Ramber

Sandra Khan
Cathy Cronin
Jim Boom
Dr. Don Wright
Stew Burkhammer
Directorate of Cooperative and State Programs, Office of Outreach Services and Alliances (OOSA)
OOSA
Directorate of Training and Education
Directorate of Cooperative and State Programs, Office of Partnerships and Recognition
Directorate of Science, Technology and Medicine, Office of Occupational Medicine
Directorate of Construction, Office of Construction Services
   
MSHA  
   
Bill Baughman
Bob Glatter
Layne Lathram
Frank Meilinger
Melinda Pon
Bob Rhea
Linda Zeiler
 
   
Working Partners  
   
Elena Carr
William Bryant
Renee Tajudeen
Rebecca Skipper
Greta Menard
Office of the Assistant Secretary for Policy (OASP)
OASP
OASP
OASP
OASP
   
ARTBA    
     
Brad Sant
Bob Laramore
   
     
AGC    
     
Carmen Shafer
Michele Myers
Marianne Karg
   
     
Insulators    
     
Terry Lynch    
     
TAUC    
     
Todd Mustard
Michael Dorsey
   
     
Ironworkers    
     
Frank Migliaccio    
     
UA    
     
Anne St. Eloi    
     
Boilermakers    
     
Bill Palmisano    
     
IUOE    
     
Emmett Russell    
     
IUPAT    
     
Andrew Larson
Julia Porter
   
     
LIUNA    
     
Jamie Becker    
     
NAPA    
     
Una Conolly
Don Ellisberg
Gary Fore
   
     
SC&RA    
     
Beth O'Quinn    
     
UBC    
     
Frank Benson    

Evaluation Period

October 19, 2006 October 20, 2007

II. Implementation Team Meetings*

 
October 19, 2006
January 25, 2007
April 26, 2007
July 12, 2007
September 20, 2007
Implementation Team Meeting
Implementation Team Meeting
Implementation Team Meeting
Implementation Team Meeting
Implementation Team Meeting

*Each 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 & 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

    Methamphetamine Slide Presentation


    Working Partners developed a PowerPoint slide presentation entitled, "Methamphetamine in the Workplace." Timed to coincide with the Justice Department's National Methamphetamine Awareness Day in November 2006, the presentation was shared with Alliance members and posted in a newly created section of the Working Partners Web site devoted to methamphetamine prevention.

    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.

      • Educate and inform the Alliance members and the construction industry of the availability of OSHA's, MSHA's and Working Partners' electronic assistance tools and resources.
    Publications & E-mail Alerts

    Articles about the Alliance, drug-free workplace issues and available resources appeared on/in the following Web sites and online/hard-copy publications:

    • TAUC Web site; article and permanent page regarding the Drug-Free Workplace Alliance renewal; October 19, 2006.
    • TAUC magazine, The Construction User; article regarding the Drug-Free Workplace Alliance renewal; winter 2006 edition.
    • TAUC Web site; headline and article promoting the U.S. Justice Department's National Methamphetamine Awareness Day; November 30, 2006.
    • TAUC e-newsletter, Association News; Drug-Free Workplace meeting listed; January 2007.
    • NAPA magazine, Hot Mix Technology; article regarding the Drug-Free Workplace Alliance signing; November-December 2006 edition.
    • SC&RA Weekly Newsletter; article about safe and sober workplace parties; December 15, 2006.
    • SC&RA Weekly Newsletter; article about SC&RA's efforts to collect information on members' drug-free workplace efforts; March 1, 2007.
    • SC&RA magazine, American Cranes & Transport; Alliance activities mentioned in "year in review" article; December 2006.
    • SC&RA magazine, International Cranes & Specialized Transport; article reviewing recent DOL workshop on drug-free workplaces; November 2006.
    Through the Alliance, the following e-mail alerts were created and sent to Working Partners and OSHA Web site subscribers throughout the reporting period:

    • Alert promoting National Methamphetamine Awareness Day; sent to 9,092 Working Partners subscribers; November 2006.
    • Alert promoting "safe and sober holiday parties;" sent to 9,250 Working Partners subscribers; December 2006.
    • Alert promoting "Addiction: Communities Take Action" campaign, built around the HBO documentary, ADDICTION; sent to 9,878 Working Partners subscribers; February 2007.
    • Alert promoting OSHA's new safety poster and Working Partners posters; sent to 10,221 Working Partners subscribers; April 2007.
    • Alert announcing dates of Drug-Free Work Week 2007; sent to 11,400 Working Partners subscribers; July 2007.
    • Alert announcing the start of Drug-Free Work Week 2007; sent to 12,316 Working Partners subscribers; October 2007.
    • Alert announcing Drug-Free Work Week 2007; sent to 58,000 OSHA subscribers; October 2007.
    Promotional Materials: Fact Sheets, Tool Box Talks, Posters

    Through the Alliance, several new educational materials were developed by Working Partners and the Alliance:

    • Fast Facts A pocket card that educates workers about the importance of working drug free to safety, appropriate actions if they believe a co-worker is impaired on the job and sources of help for those with alcohol and drug problems. (This piece is two-sided, with English on one side and Spanish on the other.)
    • First-Line Fact Sheet A two-sided fact sheet addressing the supervisor's role in enforcing a drug-free workplace policy and intervening in situations involving alcohol and drugs.
    • Tool Box Talks A series of five short scripts for supervisors to use to discuss the safety hazards of alcohol and drug abuse with workers on construction sites.
    • Spanish "Working Drug-Free Works" Posters A Spanish translation of two signature Working Partners posters. Featuring the slogan, "Working Drug-Free Works," one poster includes 12 photos of individuals in a variety of working environments and the other includes four photos of individuals in the construction industry.
    OSHA Substance Abuse Safety and Health Topics Page on Substance Abuse

    With editorial input from Working Partners, OSHA updated its Safety and Health Topics Web page; Substance Abuse.

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

      • Encourage the participating organizations to include drug-free workplace topics on conference and meeting agendas, as appropriate.
    Events

    Meetings, Conferences & Presentations


    Drug Free Workplace Alliance members delivered the following educational sessions to their constituents and members:

    • ARTBA delivered an educational presentation on drug-free workplace issues at its annual Safety Boot Camp, October 23-27, 2006 in Las Vegas, NV.
    • TAUC presented information on the Drug-Free Workplace Alliance at the TAUC Local Employer meeting on December 4, 2006.
    • TAUC invited the Building Trades National Substance Abuse Program to present at TAUC's Safety Labor Forum on December 5, 2006.
    • The Ironworkers delivered nine presentations at nationwide Regional Advisory Board meetings in order to educate local unions on the benefits of drug-free workplace programs and to recruit participation in its IMPACT drug-testing program.
    • The Ironworkers delivered a presentation at the MSHA Construction, Maintenance and Repair Seminar; Beaver, WV; September 4, 2007.
    Working Partners, OSHA and other partner representatives delivered the following educational sessions promoting drug-free workplace programs and the goals of the Alliance:

    • Association of General Contractors (AGC); 2007 Safety & Health Committee Meeting; Portland, OR; July 19, 2007. Elena Carr presented "Building Drug-Free Workplaces in the Construction Industry: A Cooperative Approach."
    • Drug & Alcohol Testing Industry Association (DATIA) Annual Conference; Memphis, TN; April 2007. Renee Tajudeen presented "What Can DOL's Working Partners Do for You?"
    • Drug & Alcohol Testing Industry Association (DATIA); Washington, DC; September 2007. Elena Carr presented "Making the Most of Drug-Free Work Week."
    • Substance Abuse Program Administrators Association (SAPAA) Annual Conference; San Diego, CA; October 2007. Elena Carr presented "Drug-Free Work Week: DOL Tools and Tips for a Successful Campaign."
    • Working Partners Audio Podium Teleconference; October 2007; Elena Carr delivered "Making the Most of Drug-Free Work Week."
    Working Partners delivered the following training sessions promoting drug-free workplace programs and the goals of the Alliance:

    • National Safety Council (NSC) Congress and Expo; San Diego, CA; October 2006. Working Partners' Elena Carr and OSHA's Dr. Don Wright delivered "Safe is Drug-Free: A Collaborative Approach."
    • University of Utah School on Alcoholism and Other Drug Dependencies Mining Industry Section; Salt Lake City, UT; June 2007. Elena Carr delivered two presentations, "Drug-Free Workplace Programs: The Core Components" and "Charms and Challenges of Workplace Drug Testing."
    Exhibiting & Information Sharing

    Drug-free workplace materials were made available at the following conferences, meetings and events:

      • National Safety Council (NSC) Congress and Expo; San Diego, CA; October 2006.
      • Community Anti-Drug Coalitions of America (CADCA) National Leadership Forum; Washington, D.C.; February 2007.
      • Construction Safety Council 17th Annual Safety Exposition; Rosemont, IL; February 2007.
      • Association of General Contractors (AGC) Constructor Exposition; San Antonio, TX; March 2007.
      • Building and Construction Trades Department Legislative Conference; Washington, D.C.; March 2007.
      • Drug & Alcohol Testing Industry Association (DATIA) Annual Conference; Memphis, TN; April 2007.
      • 19th Annual Employee Assistance Society of North America; Atlanta, GA; May 2007.
      • American Society of Safety Engineers (ASSE) National Conference; Orlando, FL; June 2007.
      • University of Utah School on Alcoholism and Other Drug Dependencies Mining Industry Section; Salt Lake City, UT; June 2007.
      • Voluntary Protection Programs Participants Association (VPPPA) Annual Conference; Washington, D.C.; August 2007.
      • Substance Abuse Program Administrators Association (SAPAA) Annual Conference; San Diego, CA; October 2007.
      • National Safety Council (NSC) Congress and Expo; San Diego, CA; October 2007.
      • MSHA Training Resources Applied to Mining (TRAM)/National Mine Instructors Seminar; Beckley, WV; October 2007.
      • ARTBA National Traffic Management and Work Zone National Conference; Fort Lauderdale, FL; October 2007.
    • 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).
    Products

    Best Practices


    Through the Alliance, three "Promising Practices" descriptions were developed. These program profiles describe the drug-free workplace efforts of the following organizations:

    • The International Association of Bridge, Structural, Ornamental and Reinforcing Ironworkers
    • The International Association of Heat and Frost Insulators and Allied Trades
    • Specialized Carriers & Rigging Association
    Drug Free Work Week 2007

    The Alliance launched the second annual Drug-Free Work Week campaign, held October 14-20, 2007. During and leading up to the week, Alliance members promoted the campaign and its themes to members and other constituents through the following activities:

    Materials Development

    Alliance members developed the following variety of communications materials specifically to promote Drug-Free Work Week:

    • Dedicated DOL Drug-Free Work Week Web pages outlining suggestions to help employers participate in the week.
    • A downloadable payroll check insert promoting Drug-Free Work Week and listing help-line phone numbers.
    • Ready-to-print advertisements promoting Drug-Free Work Week for organizations to publish in their magazines and newsletters. (Color and black- and-white versions in 1/4-page and 1/2-page sizes.)
    • Ready-to-publish "drop in" articles listing ways that unions, associations and individual employers could celebrate Drug-Free Work Week.
    • Hard hat stickers featuring the slogan "Working Drug Free Works" (produced by OSHA and MSHA).
    • Talking points about Drug-Free Work Week for use in industry speeches.
    • Two DOL Drug-Free Work Week press releasesone in August 2007 announcing the dates of week; and one in October 2007 announcing the start of the week.
    • An MSHA press release encouraging the mining industry to observe Drug-Free Work Week.
    Materials Distribution

    • AGC distributed 2,400 hard-hat stickers, 2,450 "Working Drug Free Works" posters and 1,190 educational materials. Also, one individual member of AGC's Safety and Health Committee adapted the "Working Drug-Free Works" poster by adding the logos of members of the labor-management organization, PRIDE of St. Louis, and distributed posters to local job sites.
    • ARTBA distributed 2,000 hard-hat stickers, 1,000 posters and 1,100 educational materials.
    • Boilermakers distributed 5,000 hard-hat stickers, 120 posters and 2,100 educational materials.
    • Ironworkers distributed 1,000 hard-hat stickers, 200 posters and 3,000 educational materials.
    • IUOE distributed 1,000 hard-hat stickers, 400 posters and 700 educational materials.
    • IUPAT distributed 1,000 hard-hat stickers, 400 posters and 300 educational materials to each of its 59 Job Corps Training Programs in addition to its district councils.
    • LIUNA distributed 5,000 hard-hat stickers and 3,000 posters.
    • NAPA distributed 50 posters and 200 educational materials.
    • TAUC distributed 4,000 hard-hat stickers, 2,700 posters and 1,000 educational materials.
    • UBC distributed 1,000 hard-hat stickers, 70 posters and 200 educational materials.
    • UA distributed 1,000 hard-hat stickers, 650 posters and 650 educational materials.
    • SC&RA distributed 2,000 hard-hat stickers, 2,000 posters and 400 educational materials.
    • The Insulators distributed 1,000 stickers, 200 posters and 300 educational materials.
    Publications & Web Promotion

    Alliance members promoted Drug-Free Work Week in/on the following publications and Web sites:

    • SC&RA magazine, International Cranes & Specialized Transport; full two-page spread about Drug-Free Work Week; September 2007.
    • Ironworkers' magazine, The Ironworker; banner advertisement of Drug-Free Work Week; September 2007.
    • Ironworkers Safety & Health Web page; announcement of Drug-Free Work Week; September 2007.
    • Ironworkers' magazine, The Ironworker; article on ways to observe Drug-Free Work Week; October 2007.
    • Insulators magazine, Insulators Union Journal; full-page article on ways to observe Drug-Free Work Week; October 2007.
    • AGC-affiliate magazine, Ohio Labor Citizen; two Drug-Free Work Week advertisements; October 2007.
    • AGC of St. Louis member magazine; full-page Drug-Free Work Week advertisement; October 2007.
    • IUPAT Web site; online posting of Drug-Free Work Week materials; October 2007.
    • IUPAT's Finishing Trades Institute E-mail Newsflash; content of Fast Facts pocket card sent as an e-mail newsflash to thousands of contractors, trainers, associations and workers within its industry.
    • OSHA QuickTakes newsletter; article on Drug-Free Work Week; September 2007.
    • OSHA home page; Drug-Free Work Week headline (along with Working Partners "hands" logo); October 2007.
    • OSHA Alliance Program Web page; Drug-Free Work Week logo and link; October 2007.
    • MSHA home page; headline linking to special Drug-Free Work Week Web page; October 2007.
    • DOL home page; headline about Drug-Free Work Week dates included under "highlights;" July - October 2007.
    • DOL LaborNet intranet; Drug-Free Work Week featured under "In Focus;" October 2007.
    Other

    • Talking points were supplied to Alliance members, and to OSHA and MSHA for use in various speeches.
    • Working Partners arranged for a "Working Drug Free Works" banner to be hung at the Frances Perkins Building's (FPB) main entrance during Drug-Free Work Week and for Drug-Free Work Week posters to be mounted around FPB.
    Collaboration with Other OSHA Alliance Participants

    OSHA and Working Partners met with the National Safety Council (NSC) to discuss ways to collaborate on promoting Drug-Free Work Week and the drug-free workplace message to NSC members. As a result, NSC added drug-free workplace promotion as a goal in the OSHA and NSC Alliance renewal agreement that was signed on October 15, 2007. In addition to these activities, OSHA and Working Partners liaised with NSC about running a column on Working Partners and related issues in the November issue of Safety and Health magazine and recommended "safe and sober" workplace parties as a timely angle.

    OSHA and Working Partners participated in quarterly implementation meetings for the OSHA/National Federation of Independent Business (NFIB) Alliance. There, they briefed attendees on new educational materials, Drug-Free Work Week activities and the "safe and sober" workplace holiday parties campaign.

    2007 North American Occupational Safety and Health (NAOSH) Week, May 6-12, 2007

    The Drug Free Workplace Alliance supported 2007 NAOSH Week, which was held May 6-12, 2007. NAOSH Week is sponsored by the American Society of Safety Engineers (ASSE), an OSHA 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 10,000 subscribers.

    2008 NAOSH Week, May 4-10, 2008

    The Drug Free Workplace Alliance will support 2008 NAOSH Week, which will be held May 4-10, 2008.

    Promoting a National Dialogue on Workplace Safety & Health Goals

    • Raise others' awareness of and demonstrate a commitment to drug-free workplaces when Alliance member leaders address groups, as appropriate.
    Throughout the reporting period, member leaders of the Alliance Program participants included the working drug free message in their speeches and presentations, including OSHA's Assistant Secretary Edwin G. Foulke, Jr.

    • 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.
    Products

    • Working Partners participated in the planning of the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration's (SAMHSA) National Alcohol and Drug Addiction Recovery Month planning, ensuring that drug-free workplace messages were remembered during the campaign. Thanks in part to this collaboration, Elena Carr and Alliance members Frank Benson (Carpenters), Mike Dorsey (TAUC) and Marianne Karg (AGC) were all featured in SAMHSA's "Road to Recovery" DVD in September 2007. In addition to being viewed online by 332 people, the program was repeatedly broadcast via cable public access channels to 17.7 million households.
    Events

    • Alliance members shared drug-free workplace best practices and prevention efforts among themselves during implementation meetings and through e-mail exchanges.
    • Working Partners' Elena Carr presented at the Building Trades National Drug and Alcohol Program (BTNDAP) conference; Washington, DC; August 23, 2007. Ms. Carr presented "DOL's Drug-Free Workplace Alliance: Working Together to Build a Drug-Free Construction Industry."
    • Working Partners and Alliance members helped promote the Justice Department's National Methamphetamine Awareness Day during the month of November 2006. A presentation examining "Methamphetamine in the Workplace" was created and shared with Alliance members, and showcased on the Working Partners Web site.
    • In November/December 2006, Working Partners implemented a "Safe and Sober Holiday Parties" campaign, encouraging Alliance members to educate their members on the dangers associated with serving alcohol at workplace events.
  2. Summary

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

    A key outcome of the Alliance in 2006-2007 was the second annual Drug-Free Work Week, held October 14-20, 2007. Once again, Drug-Free Workplace Alliance members and other organizations took positive action to help employers and employees emphasize the importance of being drug free to workplace safety and health.

    As in 2006, Drug-Free Work Week 2007 was a truly collaborative effort. Several new educational products were developed by Working Partners, with input from Alliance members, and these materials were distributed to employers and workers through a number of channels. Most were distributed by Drug-Free Workplace Alliance members to their affiliated local unions, chapters and individual member companies. In addition to distributing materials, Drug-Free Workplace Alliance members promoted Drug-Free Work Week through their member publications and other communication channels. (Specific examples are cited throughout this report.)

    Although not a member of the Drug-Free Workplace Alliance, the Building and Construction Trades Department, AFL-CIO (with which many Alliance members are affiliated) also took steps to support Drug-Free Work Week by posting information on its main Web site and that of its recently launched Building Trades National Drug and Alcohol Program.

    Many non-profit organizations in the substance-abuse arena and intermediary groups who work with employers also conducted activities to promote Drug-Free Work Week. Most did so through traditional channels such as e-mail alerts to their members/clients and articles in their publications and articles and/or links on their Web sites.

    One particularly significant example of this type of support came from the National Federation of Independent Business (NFIB), which ran a series of related articles in its daily e-newsletter and dedicated its home page to the topic during DFWW. Working Partners coordinated these activities with NFIB through the NFIB/OSHA Alliance, whose agreement includes promoting drug-free workplaces as a goal.

    While the inaugural Drug-Free Work Week in 2006 was a big success, the second Drug-Free Work Week took the effort to a new level, establishing it as an anticipated annual event offering organizations a positive framework for proactively addressing alcohol and drug abuse among workers. Particularly heartening was when one organization (a member of the former OSHA and Steel Group Alliance) wrote to express appreciation for having received information about Drug-Free Work Week 2007 and to inquire about the dates for next year's observance so that it can be included on its annual safety calendar.

  3. Alliance Program Reach
Type of Activity
(Conference, Training, Print and Electronic Distribution, etc.)
Number of Individuals Reached or Trained
National Safety Council (NSC) Congress & Expo presentation 20
University of Utah School on Alcoholism and Other Drug Dependencies Mining Industry Section presentations 30
Drug-Free Work Week materials distribution 50,780
Drug-Free Work Week Web pages 27,300
OSHA and DFWP Alliance Web page on OSHA's Web site 9,106
OSHA's Workplace Substance Abuse Safety and Health Topics page 9,209
Articles in SC&RA publications 13,600
Articles/ads in Ironworkers publications 280,000
Articles in Insulators publications 30,000
Articles/ads in AGC and AGC affiliate publications 17,000
IUPAT Web postings and e-mail newsflash 143,300
OSHA Web postings and article in QuickTakes newsletter about DFWW 58,000
MSHA Web posting about DFWW 377,597
DOL home page and LaborNet postings 521,000+
ARTBA Safety Boot Camp presentation 17
TAUC local employer meeting presentation 27
TAUC/Building Trades National Substance Abuse Program presentation 45
Ironworkers Regional Advisory Board presentations 450
Ironworkers MSHA Construction, Maintenance and Repair Seminar presentation 125
AGC Safety and Health Committee Meeting presentation 150
DATIA Annual Conference presentation 50
DATIA Drug-Free Work Week presentation 75
Working Partners Audio Podium teleconference 400
National Safety Council 2006 Congress & Expo materials distribution 1,400
Community Anti-Drug Coalitions of America National Leadership Forum materials distribution 660
Construction Safety Council 17th Annual Safety Exposition materials distribution 100
AGC Constructor Expo materials distribution 450
Building and Construction Trades Department Legislative Conference materials distribution 300
DATIA Annual Conference materials distribution 850
Employee Assistance Society of North America Meeting materials distribution 400
American Society of Safety Engineers National Conference materials distribution 300
University of Utah School on Alcoholism and Other Drug Dependencies Mining Industry Section materials distribution 400
Voluntary Protection Programs Participants Association Annual Conference materials distribution 300
Substance Abuse Program Administrators Association Annual Conference materials distribution 900
National Safety Council 2007 Congress and Expo materials distribution 1,400
MSHA TRAM seminar materials distribution 5,000
ARTBA National Traffic Management and Work Zone National Conference materials distribution 1,900
Articles in TAUC publications, e-newsletters and Web site 32,000
Article in NAPA publication 9,000
Various (7) drug-free workplace e-mail alerts 62,157
Building and Construction Trades National Drug and Alcohol Program Conference presentation 15
SAMHSA "Road to Recovery" Broadcast/Webcast
  • 332 online viewings
  • Unknown number of cable television viewers. (The program was repeatedly broadcast via cable public access channels to 17.7 million households.)
TOTAL 1,647,205

IV. Upcoming Activities/Milestones
  • Tentative dates for Drug-Free Work Week 2008 are October 20-26, and efforts to promote it will be appropriately integrated into Working Partners activities year round.
  • Identify and participate in future conferences and meetings.
  • Identify magazines and Web sites in which to seek further coverage of Alliance activities and messages.
  • Continue to distribute drug-free workplace brochures and posters.
  • Identify and publicize examples of drug-free workplace best practices in the construction and mining industries.
  • Build upon the success of the second Drug-Free Work Week by expanding the effort and amplifying its message next year.
  • Continue to establish a permanent presence for Working Partners/substance abuse information on each Alliance member's Web site.
  • Convene or participate in roundtables or other events to highlight the issues associated with the abuse of alcohol and other drugs and to help forge innovative solutions.
  • Continue creating "best practice" summaries highlighting Alliance member programs.
  • Renew the Alliance and expand participation.
  • Continue to work with the OSHA and NFIB and OSHA and NSC Alliances.
  • Engage other OSHA or MSHA Alliances.
  • Support 2008 NAOSH Week.