ACT Ohio affiliates actively support programs to promote healthy and safe jobsites, including a drug-free workplace.
Construction is a dangerous profession in the best of circumstances. That’s why affiliate collective bargaining agreements require that 100% of ACT Ohio’s more than 92,000 skilled craftspeople are subject to random, mandatory drug testing – this is especially critical in a state that has legalized medical marijuana.
According to the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA), impaired workers are at a much higher risk of injuring themselves and others on the job site. That’s why the Building Trades are committed to employing a drug-free workforce as part of our safety training.
ACT Ohio steadfastly supports the implementation of drug-free workplace programs, which include comprehensive drug testing, education, and employee assistance. Complete drug-free workforce procedures consist of the following:
- Employee and Supervisor Training
- Drug Testing (Initial, Annual, Computer-Generated Random, Post-Accident, For-Cause/ Reasonable Suspicion, and Return-to-Work)
- Alcohol Testing (Post-Accident, For-Cause/Reasonable Suspicion)
- Corrective Actions
- Counselling & Rehabilitation