Implementation of Our Drug-Free Workplace ProgramDate: June 1, 2005
Sheet Metal Workers Local #66 and SMACNA – Western Washington are pleased to announce theestablishment and implementation of the Sheet Metal Northwest Anti-Drug Program (SNAP) – a comprehensivedrug-free workplace program for the union sheet metal industry in Western Washington.Together, we are committed to protecting the safety, health and well-being of sheet metal workers and allpeople who come into contact with them on worksites and property and/or use the products and servicesprovided.
We recognize that drug and alcohol abuse poses a direct and significant threat to this goal, and to the goal of aproductive and efficient working environment in which all employees have an opportunity to reach their fullpotential. Thus, SNAP has been developed and adopted to establish certainty and control in all programcomponents – so that application and administration will be predictable, consistent and equitable for all of ouraffected workers.
The foundation of our program is to offer a helping hand to our employees who suffer from drug and alcoholproblems while clearly communicating that the abuse of drugs and alcohol can not be tolerated in this day andage. We have contracted with an employee assistance program (EAP) to help our participating employees andtheir families access the appropriate services to help them deal with drug and alcohol problems before theseproblems affect their employment status.
We are proud to state that our program contains substantial safeguards to protect employee’s individual rightsand to assure the accuracy and integrity of the program. Participation and testing is required of all bargainingunit members and non-bargaining employees (including owners) who meet specified definitions. Baseline testsfor all affected employees were conducted in April, 2005. Beginning June 1, 2005, all participating jobapplicants are being tested and participating employees are subject to reasonable suspicion, post-accident,follow-up/post treatment and computer lottery testing on a monthly basis.
The SNAP Administrative Guide and other important information are available online atsnap.drugfreebusiness.org. For additional information, you may contact our program administrator, Drug Free Business via email at email@example.com or via phone at (800) 598-3437.
It is important that we all work together to establish and maintain a work environment free from the effects ofdrug and alcohol abuse.