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Workplace Safety & Health

Drug-Free Workplaces

Employers can protect their businesses from the negative effects of substance abuse in the workplace by developing drug-free workplace programs that educate employees about the dangers of alcohol and drug abuse and encourage individuals with related problems to seek help. The Department of Labor's (DOL) Working Partners for an Alcohol- and Drug-Free Workplace Web site provides employers with free resources and tools to help establish and maintain such programs in order to help protect worker safety and health. However, drug-free workplace programs are not required by any DOL laws or regulations, and DOL does not administer the Drug-Free Workplace Act of 1988.

DOL Web Pages on This Topic

Working Partners for an Alcohol- and Drug-Free Workplace
In an effort to raise awareness about the impact of substance abuse on the workplace, the Department has developed Working Partners to bring quality substance abuse prevention information to millions of small businesses.

Drug-Free Workplace Advisor
The Drug-Free Workplace Advisor provides information to businesses about how to establish and maintain an alcohol- and drug-free workplace. This Advisor also provides information about the Drug-Free Workplace Act of 1988 based on the Office of Management and Budget's (OMB) government-wide non-regulatory guidance.

Substance Abuse Information Database (SAID)
This interactive database provides a one-stop source of information with summaries and full text of materials relating to workplace substance abuse issues.

Related Web Pages on This Topic

National Institute on Drug Abuse
The mission of the National Institute on Drug Abuse is to lead the nation in use the power of science to combat on drug abuse and addiction.

Office of National Drug Control Policy
The principal purpose of Office of the National Drug Control Policy is to establish policies, priorities, and objectives for the nation's drug control program, the goals of which are to reduce illicit drug use, manufacturing, and trafficking; drug-related crime and violence; and drug-related health consequences.