New Options for Contractors
Drug Testing Program Options-(Plan A) This is the existing Northwest Wall & Ceiling Contractors Association (NWCCA) Drug-Free CardProgram with optional and voluntary participation by employers since 1999. Plan A includes randomtesting, employee assistance services (EAP) and access to shared worker program.This program requires that each participating employer check on the status of each new employees beinghired to make sure he or she is “in good standing” in the program, i.e. he/she has passed a preemployment test,has been subject to random testing, and has not failed or refused a drug test.
• Starting on March 1, 2015 Drug Free Business will directly invoice NWCCA for the drug andalcohol testing performed and Employee Assistance (EAP) fees instead of directly to theindividual participating employers.
-(Plan B) is a simplified version of Plan A which will include pre-employment, post-accident andreasonable-suspicion drug and alcohol testing. Random testing is not part of this program nor willparticipating employers and employees have access to the Employee Assistance Program (EAP).Employers participating in Plan B will not have access to Plan A’s existing secure online web GERTRDprogram to check if a worker is “ok to work” or “not ok to work”.
• Starting on March 1, 2015 Drug Free Business will directly invoice NWCCA for the drug andalcohol testing performed.
Employers that are already in our drug testing program under the original program (Plan A) do notneed to do anything. Billing will be automatically sent to NWCCA beginning March 1, 2015.
Employers that wish to participate in either plan may do so by filling out the signup form provided oron our website http://www.drugfreebusiness.org/wall-and-ceiling.html
PolicyTo qualify for Plan B, participating employers must have a written drug testing policy in place andrequire at a minimum, pre-employment drug testing for all safety-sensitive positions whenrequired by general contractor. Drug Free Business (DFB) will provide assistance with policyrecommendations and templates upon request to new contactors/employers.
TrainingDFB will provide quarterly supervisor and manager training sessions at no extra cost. This is a live, two hour training program delivered byWebinar to your desktop. The purpose is to teach (non-D.O.T.) supervisors and managers to determinewhen a worker’s behavior and/or appearance provides reasonable suspicion that the worker has violatedthe company’s drug testing policy. What triggers a reasonable suspicion test? Signs and symptoms ofdrug or alcohol abuse, confronting the worker, the Five Steps in making a reasonable suspiciondetermination will all be covered. What to do after the test. What documentation is recommended.http://www.drugfreebusiness.org/training_seminars
DER (Designated Employer Representative) training.Introduction to the GERTRD drug and alcohol testing online management system: A shortvideo demonstration for Designated Employer Representatives (DER)GERTRD Demo (scroll to the bottom of page)