Drug Free Workplace Alliance
(signed October 12, 2004; addendum signed July 10, 2006; renewed October 19, 2006; concluded October 12, 2008)
OSHA, the Mine Safety and Health Administration (MSHA) and the Office of the Assistant Secretary for Policy's Working Partners for an Alcohol- and Drug-free Workplace Program (Working Partners) have signed an Alliance with the following organizations:
- 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)
- TAUC - The Association of Union Constructors (TAUC)
- 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 (UAJAPPFI)
- United Brotherhood of Carpenters and Joiners of America (UBCJA)
Known as the Drug Free Workplace Alliance, the agreement recognizes the value of establishing a collaborative relationship to foster safer, drug-free and more healthful American workplaces and protect employees' health and safety. Through the Alliance, the organizations will work to provide ARTBA, AGC, IABSORIW, IAHFIAW, IBB, IUOE, IUPAT, LIUNA, NAPA, SC & RA, TAUC, UAJAPPFI and UBCJA, members and 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 Alliance particularly focuses on educating workers on safety and productivity hazards created by the abuse of alcohol and other drugs in the workplace. The goals of the Alliance include:
Training and education
- 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.
Outreach and communication
- 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 the OSHA, MSHA and Working Partners and the IABSORIW, IBB, IUOE and UBCJA Web
sites) to the construction industry.
- Educate and inform the IABSORIW, IBB, IUOE and UBCJA members and the construction industry of the availability of OSHA's, MSHA's and Working Partners' electronic assistance tools and resources.
- Speak, exhibit, or appear at OSHA, MSHA and Working Partners or IABSORIW, IBB, IUOE and UBCJA
conferences, local meetings or other events.
- Encourage the participating organizations to include drug-free workplace topics on conference and meeting agendas, as appropriate.
Promoting the national dialogue on workplace safety and health
- Raise others' awareness of and demonstrate a commitment to drug-free workplaces when IABSORIW, IBB, IUOE and UBCJA leaders address groups, as appropriate.
- Agreement signed October 12, 2004.
- Addendum signed July 11, 2006.
- Renewal Agreement signed October 19, 2006.
Alliance Annual Reports
- Alliance Annual Report 2004-2005, Office of Outreach Services and Alliances.
- Alliance Annual Report 2005-2006, Office of Outreach Services and Alliances.
- Alliance Annual Report 2006-2007, Office of Outreach Services and Alliances.
- Close-out Report as of October 21, 2008.
Alliance News Releases
- U.S. Department of Labor announces Drug-Free Work Week 2007 will take place October 14 through 20. OPA News Release, (2007, August 16).
- U.S. Secretary of Labor Elaine L. Chao Launches Drug-Free Work Week. OPA News Release, (2006, October 16).
- U.S. Secretary of Labor Announces Drug-Free Work Week, Week of October 16-22. ETA News Release, (2006, September 22).
- Remarks by U.S. Secretary of Labor Elaine L. Chao at a Carpenters Reception on July 26, 2006 in Louisville, Kentucky. ETA News Release, (2006, July 26).
- Remarks by U.S. Secretary of Labor Elaine L. Chao at the Drug Free Workplace Alliance Expansion Signing Event on July 10, 2006 at the U.S. Census Bureau in Suitland, Maryland. OPA News Release, (2006, July 10).
- U.S. Secretary of Labor Elaine L. Chao Hosts Drug-Free Workplace Alliance Signing Event at New U.S. Census Bureau Headquarters. OPA News Release, (2006, July 10).
Products and Resources
- Fast Facts. Through the OSHA and Drug Free Workplace Alliance, the Drug Free Workplace participants developed "Fast Facts." The document provides information for employees about their role in keeping their worksites drug and alcohol free. (2007, October).
- First-Line Fact Sheet. Through the OSHA and Drug Free Workplace Alliance, the Drug Free Workplace participants developed "First-Line Fact Sheet." The Fact Sheet provides supervisors with information about implementing and maintaining drug and alcohol free policies and programs in the workplace. (2007, October).
- Working Drug-Free Works. Through the OSHA and Drug Free Workplace Alliance, the Drug Free Workplace participants developed "Working Drug-Free Works." The poster is available in English and Spanish. (2007, October).
OSHA Safety and Health Topics Pages
- Workplace Substance Abuse
- Working Partners for an Alcohol-and Drug-Free Workplace. DOL's initiative to raise awareness about the hazard of workplace substance abuse and help employers and employees create drug-free workplaces.